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St Patrick’s Festival

  • Events for all the family on Sunday 20 March

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Events for all the family!

12 noon, Concert of traditional Irish music by Téada, Jardin du Luxembourg, admission free

1.30pm, Lulu’s World & The Tallest Smallest Circus in the courtyard of the CCI, admission free Irish food and drink on sale in the courtyard by The Green Goose, Bar and Restaurant

7.30pm, Concert of traditional Irish music by Téada in an intimate setting, Centre Culturel Irlandais, €15 (€12 for students and unemployed), reservation recommended

Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle), Séamus Begley (vocals, button accordion), Paul Finn (button accordion), Damien Stenson (flute), Seán McElwain (guitar, bouzouki), Tristan Rosenstock (bodhrán)

A traditional Irish band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, The Middle East and Australia. Founded by fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the latest addition to the band is singer and accordionist Séamus Begley, winner of 2013 TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year. The energy of these six musicians is boundless.

“Raucous one minute, sensitive and serene the next… this is traditional Irish music with attitude… Something quite intangible separates Téada from the rest, and if there is a better new band on the Emerald Isle, then they must be very, very good.” (Edinburgh Evening News)

“A forensic approach to their music, meticulously marrying like-spirited tunes with an understanding of the finer points of ensemble arrangements. (**** The Irish Times)

Sunday 20/03
12 noon, Jardin du Luxembourg, entrée libre

7.30pm, Centre Culturel Irlandais, 15€ (12€ or students and unemployed), reservation recommended - book here : YesgoLive

Meet Lulu, a street artist that can't be kept inside! Enter her crazy world of make-believe, where magic happens right in front of you! Dressed in yesterday's news, this lady will sweep you off your feet and drag you into her imagination. No language barrier, no age restrictions, just a wonderful combination of clowning, art and physical theatre.

Sunday 20/03 From 1.30pm onwards
Restauration sur place assurée par The Green Goose, Bar and Restaurant
Outdoor event
Admission free