A fundraising effort to help end homelessness and hunger in Philadelphia targets those whose ancestors knew both all too well–the Irish.
The 2nd Sober St. Patrick’s Day Party immediately follows the Philly St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 13, at WHYY. We spoke with Katherine Ball-Weir of the Irish cultural organization Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Delaware Valley Branch, who together with Frank Daly of American Paddy’s Productions, is working hard to get this party started.
The Celtic roots band is picking up fans all across the country and Canada, but this weekend they have a concert at the Irish Center in Philadelphia for the hometown fans whom they call “RUNAtics.”
It marked a first for the organization, which also celebrated its founder, William McLaughlin, and his wife and business partner, Natalie, as well as a Camden parish priest who has brought revitalization to the city’s poorest areas. Photos and videos.
A week before the parade, organizers brought in plenty of “green.”
The noted scholar and musician is in town to present “The Crooked Road: A Ramble through Irish History in Words and Music” at the Philadelphia’s Commodore Barry Club. We had a little chat.