How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

We trust you’ve recovered from St. Patrick’s Week. But if there’s one thing we know, it’s that you can find something to keep you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit most of the time in the Delaware Valley. And the month isn’t over.

Here’s what’s happening.

A quick reminder: Bucks County’s own Irish Music Award-winning band Runa is at the Sellersville Theater tonight. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the show starts at 8. This is the band’s 10thanniversary tour, and they just keep getting more and more creative. Info and tickets here.

(You might also be interested in reading our first Runa interview, by Lori Lander Murphy, from the very beginning.)

Monday night at 7, Dr. Rena Potok will discuss the award-winning Irish film about disability, “My Left Foot.” The movie stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker. The event takes place in Connelly Cinema on the Villanova Campus. Details here.

Also out at Villanova, on Tuesday night, the university’s Irish Studies Center is showing off its digitized collection of the archive of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Check it out in the Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Library, at 6 p.m. More info.

Also Tuesday night, you can catch a short pop-up play in a pub—“Fishkin Trousers,” presented by Inis Nua Theatre Company—at Fergie’s, 1214 Sansom Street in Center City. Described as “a magical and haunting tale set by the sea in East Anglia,” the play is also showing at Fergie’s Wednesday and Thursday. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the presentation includes a beverage and meat or veggie pie. The performance starts at 6:30. Book your tickets here.

Paul Byrom, of Celtic Thunder fame, appears next Saturday night at the Commodore John Barry Arts and Cultural Center (The Irish Center).Close out your St. Patrick’s month with this great show. You’ll hear many of your favorites, including “My Land,” “Danny Boy,” “You Raise Me Up” and songs from Broadway. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets here. The Irish Center is at 6815 Emlen Street in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Check out our calendar for traditional Irish music sessions and other events.

That’s it for now. See you next week.

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