Glasgow’s St Patrick’s Festival Programme 2 -18 March 2020
**Urgent Festival Announcement**
Following the UK’s decision to move to Phase 2 of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are posting this message to inform you that Saturday’s Family Fun Day will be postponed until further notice. This has followed on from the announcement earlier in the day that the festival mass scheduled for Saturday morning has also been postponed.
From the outset, we have been clear that any decision made regarding postponement of any of our events would be made based on the advice and direction of the Government and health professionals and it is following this guidance that we are making this announcement.
Whilst this is obviously very disappointing, the welfare and safety of the public is of the upmost importance, and we hope that you will understand this development.
We have had brief discussions with our partners in the Family Fun Day and we are all clear that we are Postponing the event until a future date once the risk of COVID-19 has passed.
So whilst this is obviously a big blow, we are remaining positive and looking forward to everyone joining us in the not too distant future in Merchant Square for a day of Music, Song, Dance and fun celebrating Irish Culture.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our partners for their unwavering support and understanding – To our artists and entertainers – The Irish Government Department of Foreign Affairs – Tourism Ireland – Merchant Square – BlackBox Pro Audio – Celtic Music Radio – From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you!
The further two festival events the ‘Pop-Up Gaeltacht’ on Wednesday and the ‘Hope not Hate’ talk on Thursday will also be rescheduled.
To keep up to date with information on the festival and the rescheduling of the Family Fun Day 2020 and other events, please subscribe to our mailing list – http://eepurl.com/mvtuX
With a heavy heart
The Glasgow St. Patrick’s Festival
This year we have worked to create an exciting diverse programme of events with something for everyone. Here is the up to date listing of all festival events which will be added to and changed as and when info becomes available!
PopUp Gaeltacht (roimh ‘Arracht’)A chance to use your Irish before a screening of Irish language film ‘Arracht’ @8:30pm Monday, 2nd March – 7pm Venue: GFT Cinema (Upper Bar) FREE
Trad Music Session Great evening of trad music in the relaxing surroundings of Sweeney’s on the Park Tuesday 3rd March – 8:30pm Venue: Sweeneys on the Park FREE
Irish Family History Talk with Dr. Irene O’Brien, Glasgow City Archivist Wednesday 4th March, 7pm – Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, Daisy St, G42 8JL FREE
The BIG Irish Quiz Night Quiz on all things Irish – in partnership with local GAA club Tír Conaill Harps Thursday 5th March – 7:30pm Venue: Malones Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane £2 Per Person
Come & Try Irish!A chance to learn a few useful phrases in Irish – including how to get a pint/cup of tea!Friday , 6th March , 7pm – Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, Daisy St FREE
Aifreann Gaeilge (Mass in irish) Aifreann as Gaeilge / Mass in the Irish Language Sunday 8th March – 2pm Venue: Dun Scotus Church, Gorbals FREE
Gaels le Cheile Concert with MNÁ & Gillebride MacMillan Irish & Scottish Gaelic songs & music together for a very special concert featuring MNÁ (Roisín Chambers Mairead MacNeil-McManus, Katie Boyle, Julia Howard) & Gillebride MacMillan Tuesday 10th March – 7:30pm Venue: The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Rd., Shawlands £7
Margaret Skinnider – Book launch
Launch of Dr. Mary McAuliffe’s new book on Margaret Skinnider
Thursday March 12th – 7pm – Venue: Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre £5/ £6
St James The Great CCÉ St. Patrick’s Ceili
Annual St Patrick’s ceili from the St James the Great Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann
Friday 13th March – 7:30pm Venue: St Mirins Cathedral hall, Paisley £ TBC
Mass (In English Language)
Mass celebrated by Archbishop Tartaglia
Saturday 14th March – 11:00am Venue: St. Andrew’s Cathedral FREE
Festival Family Day
Come along to our annual family day in Merchant Square with live music, dancers, balloon moddeling, stilt walker, faceb painting and lots of fun for all the family broadcast live on Celtic Music Radio 12- 5pm
Saturday 14th March – 12pm-5pm Venue: Merchant Square FREE
Seans chun do chuid Gaeilge a úsáid!
A chance to use your Irish (even if a but rusty!) in a relaxed informal atmosphere.
Wednesday 18th March – from 7pm – Venue: Malones Glasgow, Sauchiehall Lane FREE