Two parades–Conshohocken and Mt. Holly–close out St. Patrick’s season with a bang this weekend. Dr. Maureen Murphy will be talking about her book about a Quaker’s involvement in the Irish starvation at Villanova. And The Elders will be in Sellersville later in the week. It’s still rocking!
Tonny Kenny brings his Irish Celebration to Upper Darby this weekend. Also on tap: an honor for a Belfast psychiatric nurse and activist; a visit by a top trad performer to a local session; and Martin and Hayes, fresh from a big trad music win, appear at two venues in the region.
There is so much going on, we may break the Internet today. And St. Patrick’s Day is more than a week away. Read this very long list of ways you can be Irish this week.
Karen Boyce McCollum heads up the entertainment at the Duffy’s Cut Fundraiser on Saturday and Jamison, Bogside Rogues, Celtic Connection and Raymond Coleman are the headliners for Sunday’s Philly parade fundraiser. A singalong play, Lafferty’s Wake, opens this week at Society Hill Playhouse. And there’s much much more.
Gaelic Storm, The Chieftains, Full Set, and many local musical groups are getting their last practice in before March–and you can see them! The ways to be Irish in Philly are multiplying rapidly–don’t miss a thing!