St. Patrick's Celebrations 2015
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Did You Know
In the midst of the American Revolution, General George Washington issued an official proclamation in recognition of St. Patrick's Day. In honor of the high percentage of Irish-born and Irish-American troops under his command, the proclamation declared March 17, 1780 a holiday for the Continental Army stationed in Morristown, New Jersey. It was the first holiday granted to the troops in two years. General Washington awarded this holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence." Read more.
St. Patrick’s Festivities 2015
Women of Ireland Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8 pm
Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day with the spellbinding talents of some of Ireland’s finest female vocalists, musicians and stepdancers as they celebrate Irish heritage and its rich tradition of song and dance. Women of Ireland will be staged at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-69.
Women of Ireland is an innovative and exciting full stage concert production which showcases the next generation of Ireland’s leading female performers. This isn’t just another Irish dance show, it is a production which brings together all that is great about the traditions of music, song and dance in Ireland and is unique in the way these genres are intertwined with external influences to give rise to a kaleidoscopic entertainment experience. The common theme inherent in all performances is the presentation of the most revered qualities of Ireland’s ethnic music, which will be transported from the Irish fireside to the international concert hall platform. Special significance is placed on depicting the pure qualities of Irish music in a contemporary setting.
Women of Ireland features vocalists The O’Neil Sisters (Fiona, Naomi & Evangeline O’ Neill), Fiddle Players Niamh Fahy and Niamh Gallagher, award-winning Aerialist Elena Marina, principal dancer Caterina Coyne and up to thirty other performers.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, 973-539-8008, www.mayoarts.org
Luck O’ the Farm: Farmhands & Housemaids, Sunday, March 15, from 12 noon to 4 p.m
The American landscape is a melting pot of diverse cultures that immigrated to this country. During the 19th century, many Irish flocked to the United States and embarked on a new life. At Luck O’ the Farm, learn about the Irish immigrants who came to the Morristown area, especially those who worked at Fosterfields. On Sunday, March 15, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. explore the experiences of the Irish who served as farmers and domestic workers at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, 73 Kahdena Road, Morristown, NJ, 973-326-7645, www.morrisparks.net Click here for more info.
Irish Fare to enjoy!
Dublin Pub, 4 Pine Street, Morristown, The wonderful warmth of a traditional Irish pub.973-538-1999 www.dublinpubmorristown.com
Grasshopper off the Green Restaurant and Bar, 41-43 Morris Street, Family-owned and operated Irish pub and restaurant. Morristown, 973-285-5150 www.grasshopperoffthegreen.com
The Auld Shebeen, 1401 Rt 10E, Whippany For a trip to Ireland without crossing the Atlantic, stop by the and visit New Jersey’s most authentic Irish pub this is actually a genuine Irish pub built in Ireland and reassembled at the hotel right down to the oak flooring. Located in the Hanover Marriott. 973-898-6454 www.marriott.com
As of 2/21/15