Saturday, March 17, 201810am ~ 5pm at Landmark Center
An Irish Celebration for the Whole Family!
The Irish Music & Dance Association (IMDA) proudly hosts its 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration on Saturday, March 17, 2018 featuring regional and local Irish entertainment, Irish dance, Celtic vendors, Irish cuisine, pipe bands and children’s crafts and entertainment. We have something for everyone!
The St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration is held from 10am to 5 pm, Saturday, March 17th, at the Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth Street, in downtown St. Paul.
Bring the family downtown for St. Paul’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and come on to Landmark Center to continue the celebration.
Irish attractions include:
Local and regional Irish music throughout the day on four stages.
Traditional Irish dancers from area dance schools and adult groups performing high-spirited exhibition style Irish dance.
Traditional Irish music along with tea and scones in our Irish Tea Room.
The Irish Marketplace with authentic Irish merchants, artisans and informational resources.
Traditional Irish food and American style sandwiches, along with local and Irish beer.
Children’s crafts with an Irish theme, offered free of charge.
Children’s stage with special entertainment just for the ‘wee ones.’
Seminars on Irish topics, including Irish music and language.
The St. Patrick's Day Irish Celebration is produced by the Irish Music and Dance Association and is presented in partnership with the Minnesota Landmarks.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12 and seniors 65 and over and may be purchased at the door on either day. Kids 5 and under are free. Group discounts can be arranged by calling 651-341-3618 or e-mail at Info@IrishMusicandDanceAssociation.org.
Entertainment Schedule for St. Patrick's Day
Main Stage – Musser Cortile 10:00 AM – Rince na Chroi 10:40 AM – Northern Gael 11:20 AM – O’Shea Irish Dance 12:00 PM – Locklin Road Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band 1:00 PM – Border CrosSing – The musical story of the Saint Patrick's Battalion (the "San Patricios") – Cross Cultural Presentation 1:50 PM – Tom Dahill and Ginny Johnson 2:30 PM – Corda Mór Irish Dance 3:10 PM – Center for Irish Music Advanced Youth Ensemble 3:50 PM – Barra 4:30 PM – Mulhern School of Irish Dance
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium Stage 10:00 AM – The HiBs 10:45 AM – Mactír Academy of Irish Dance 11:30 AM – SisterTree 12:10 PM – Knocknagow Irish Dancers 12:50 PM – Biddies Galore – 3 Women who Can’t Stop Dancing 1:35 PM – Eilís Academy at Escalate 2:20 PM – Clairseach 3:00 PM – Green Fire Irish Dancers 3:45 PM – The Eddies 4:30 PM – Mooncoin Céili Dancers
Children’s Stage – Lower Level 1:00 PM – Ross Sutter – Songs and Stories 1:35 PM – Jigs for Kids with Danielle Enblom – Dance, Song and Storytelling 2:10 PM – Interactive Storytelling with Sir Gustav Doc’Tain 3:00 PM – Parent and Kid Céili Dance Party with the Mooncoin Céili Dancers
Seminar Room – Courtroom 326 1:00 PM – "Toasts and Roasts in Irish Gaelic" - presented by Gaeltacht Minnesota 2:00 PM – "Notes from Nature: the Irish Countryside in Traditional Music" presented by Dunquin 3:00 PM - "Irish Romance" And Other Oxymorons: Celtic Songs About Relationshipwrecks presented by Legacy
Tea Room – Courtroom 317 10:00 AM – Center for Irish Music’s Open Sky Ensemble 10:40 AM – Sona 11:20 AM – The Bellows Brothers 12:00 PM – Upset and Curl1 12:40 PM – Dunquin 1:30 PM – Rupalai 2:20 PM – The Eddies 3:00 PM – The Giggin’ Síles 3:40 PM – Clairseach 4:20 PM – Legacy
“This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.”
The Irish Music and Dance Association is a 501(c)(3) organization.