St Patrick’s Festival

St Patrick’s Festival

Saint Patrick’s Day has become much more than Ireland’s national day with celebrations worldwide and the ‘Greening’ of well-known monuments in all sorts of places. In Paris, Centre Culturel Irlandais is delighted to welcome all ages and nationalities for a weekend of festivities including traditional music concerts, street performances and the Saint Patrick’s Day parade! 

PROGRAMME:

Friday 13 March at 7.30pm, reservation recommended – €20 (standing places only)
ConcertKíla: Inspired by a myriad of musical influences, this impressive eight-member trad band has built its international reputation on three decades of energetic innovation.

Saturday 14 March from 11.30am to 4.30pm:
12 noon: Concert in the courtyard by Kíla
1pm: Departure of St Patrick’s parade organised by Irish in France
3.30pm: Street performance by the Lords of Strut: Laughs come fast and hard as these high-fashion dancing legends, Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic, leap around unleashing a full dose of madness.
11am-15pm: Face-painting for children by Fifi Grime + Multimedia Library open

Sunday 15 March from 12 noon to 4.30pm:
2.30pm: Concert by Cúig: This five-piece band from the North of Ireland are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition and have taken both sides of the Atlantic by storm.
3.30pm: Street performance by the Lords of Strut
12 noon to 5pm (TBC): Multimedia Library open

Sunday 15 March at 7.30pm, reservation recommended, €18 (€15 for students and unemployed)
Concert – Cúig: This five-piece band from the North of Ireland are tearing up the rule book with their bold approach to their native musical tradition and have taken both sides of the Atlantic by storm.

Tuesday 17 March at 7.30pm, reservation recommended, €18 (€15 for students and unemployed)
Concert - Bringing together some of Ireland’s most exciting young musicians, Ensemble Eriu draws on a wealth of creative sources to perform arrangements of Irish traditional music rooted in the repertoire of West and North County Clare.