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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day the Irish way

It's (arguably) the best time of year as St Patrick's Day events sweep across Oz

With St Patrick’s Day on the brain, we thought we’d remind you all about the best Irish events coming to Oz.

Irish Celtic invites you down to the Irish Celtic Pub for a drink of whisky and a night of storytelling, topped off with dancing that takes you through some of the greatest scenes in Celtic history. Using themes from the likes of Braveheart and Last of the Mohicans you will be taken from the time of the druids to the voyage of the Titanic all with top dancers from some of the best Irish Dancing companies.

For those who want to re-visit their Irish roots to those who simply cannot get enough of the beauty and precision of Irish dance, Irish Celtic has something for everyone.

Despite a permanent move to Australia over 25 years ago Jimeoin is still an Irish favourite and with that accent as strong as ever. Jimeoin will once again be in Melbourne performing at The Palms at Crown Melbourne in April as a part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Jimeoin’s hilarious observational comedy gives you an insight into what goes on inside his brain, truly finding the funny in everyday situations.

Celtic Tenors will be hitting up Anita’s theatre next month for what’s sure to be one spell-binding evening. Hailed as one of the most successful classical crossover artists to come out of Ireland, we know we’ll be in for a treat.

Performing Irish classics such as Finnegan’s Wake, In The Gloaming, Song For Ireland, Danny Boy, The Dutchman, Caledonia, you Raise Me Up and much much more, you’ll feel like it’s St Paddy’s Day all over again! The boys are known for having a great rapport with their audiences, so a night of fun, laughter and amazing Irish music is definitely guaranteed.

With over a million albums sold worldwide, we’ll let the reputation of the Celtic Tenors speak for itself. When their three unique voices come together, they become a tenor sound that is just simply unforgettable and adored across the globe.

The 2018 Sydney Irish Festival will be held this November at the Sydney Showgrounds. A celebration of everything Irish, the Festival runs over the weekend of November 10 & 11. With Irish art, music, culture, food, drink and sport, there will be plenty happening across the two days.

On the Saturday you will see traditional Irish dance performances, competitions, hurling clinics, amusement rides, meet and greet autograph sessions with players, as well as a Guinness World Record attempt, with an effort to make the world’s biggest Irish stew! Whilst the Sunday will begin with the Big Irish Brunch, as well as plenty more activities.

The Festival all builds up to a competitive hurling match on the final day, with two Championship-winning teams travelling all the way from Ireland to compete for the 2018 Wild Geese Trophy.

Head over here to read more about the 2018 Sydney Irish Festival.

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