Image Courtesy of Sásta
It’s March which means it’s time to dust off your emerald green suit, polish your Guinness glass and pretend your Irish for the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
St Patrick’s Day itself is on Tuesday 17th March, but the Gaelic Club in Sydney have a full week of events in the lead up to the day itself with more traditional and contemporary folk and celtic music than you can poke a bodhran at.
The celebrations kick off this Friday with Australia’s premiere Irish trad band Sásta taking to the Gaelic Club stage. Hailing from Brisbane, Sásta are folk festival favourites and definitely a must see act live.
Then on Saturday 14th March local folk-punk nine-piece The Bottlers will put the party into high gear bringing traditional music well and truly into the modern world.
Sunday 15th March it’s time for Victoria folk band ZeoN to take over The Gaelic club with their unique brand of Irish-Australian music.
Come Monday 16th March the mood turns decidedly Caledonian when Scottish instrumentalists Ross Ainslie and Jarlath Henderson bringing a fusion of pipes and flutes to traditional and original tunes.
Finally on St Patrick’s day itself the Gaelic Club opens it’s doors for the finest celebration (and best Guinness) in Sydney.
For more information on all these events and more check out the official Gaelic Club web site here.