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Friday, March 17, 2006

St Patrick's Weekend Events

TODAY 03/17/06 – 1PM-3PM (Houston Standard St Patrick’s Time) IRISH AIRES does a St Patrick’s Day Special on KPFT-FM 90.1 in Houston. Listen on the internet at: TOMORROW 03/18/06 – Join the Irish Aires KPFT Float in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Houston. We WELCOME all friends to ride or walk with us. For more details go to: ************************* 03/17/06 – Murder the Stout - Queen of Angels Chapel, Dickinson Gerard, Neil & Hugh are performing for a St. Patrick's day special for students at this school from 9:30-10:30am. ************************* 03/17/06 - Friday St. Patrick's Day Celebration At St. Thomas The Houston St. Patrick's Day Mass, formerly celebrated by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the St. Patrick's Day Luncheon which followed, are now jointly celebrated by the Irish Society and the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies. Archbishop Daniel DiNardo will celebrate St. Patrick's Day Mass in UST's Chapel of St. Basil at 10:30 AM. Irish Liturgical music will be performed by the de Burgo Ensemble. It's wise to come early, as seats can fill up fast. Afterwards, feel welcome to join us in a traditional corned beef and cabbage brunch at 11:30 AM in the Scanlon Room of the Jerabeck Center. For more information, contact Lori Gallagher, Director of the Center for Irish Studies, at 713-525-3592 or . Parking is available in the Moran Center, West Alabama at Graustark or on the street. Please RSVP by Thursday, March 9th. However, Monday, March 13th is the very last day to make a reservation. ****************************************** 03/17/06 – Murder the Stout at Brian O' Neills St Patricks Day Celebrations Plus Murder The Stout Cd Release Party!!! On The Patio - We Start At 1:30pm & Play Till 5:00pm, ************************* 03/17/06 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the Mucky Duck Serving great Irish food all day starting at 11am and continuing throughout the day. Entertainment starts at Noon Admission $14 THE REMNANTS ..binding the heart of Celtic music to the soul of rock and roll. Fueled by white-hot piping, fiery vocals, and an irresistible groove, these Remnants of our premier Celtic band defined Celtic music in Houston in the 90's. ... a rich mixture of old and new, traditional and contemporary ...appealing to all ages and musical tastes. THE ROGUES Smokin' bagpipes and creative percussion are the foundation for the hottest Celtic band out of Houston, Texas. The Rogues have now become international performers, with appearances all over North America and Scotland. They have shared the stage with Natalie MacMaster, The Battlefield Band, Steeleye Span, and Eric Rigler (Bad Haggis), and have become the favourite act at numerous festivals and Celtic events around the country. ---- O'Maoileidigh Irish Dancers The world-wide success of Riverdance and more recently Lord of the Dance has placed Irish dance on the international stage. Dancing schools in Ireland today are filled with young pupils keen to imitate and learn the dancing styles which brought Jean Butler and Michael Flatley international acclaim. O'Maoileidigh Schoiol of Irish Dance, the preeminent school of Irish dance in Houston, will have their best step dancers here to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. ---- Poor Man's Fortune Poor Man's Fortune plays Modern Music... No fairy tales, just fiery tunes that happen to be a century or so older than your average hip-hop jam, arranged for modern ears and played on traditional instruments with verve and exuberance. The fact that they’ve never tasted green beer nor played “Danny Boy” in public, reveals the secret of their success. Our Tunes are traditional, continuing unbroken traditions of dance music and song from Ireland, Brittany, Scotland, England, France and Galicia. ---- Lunch at the Duck Corned Beef & Cabbage Beef Guinness Shepherd's Pie Fish & Chips ---- Join our resident leprechaun Martin as he leads the Celtic throngs through some of your favorite Irish tunes and even a limerick or two. Martin Burniston's Irish Singalong ---- Wyndnwyre Medieval and Renaissance music from Celtic traditions. Some are several hundred years old, yet sound pleasingly familiar to our modern ears. ---- E. J. Jones EJ Jones -International Award Winning Piper performs on the rooftop at noon and 5pm. He is member of The Willow Band and was a founding menmber of Clandestine. His imagination and orchestration open up new avenues in Celtic music. ---- The Irish Session Players will be performing Irish tunes inside the Duck throughout the afternoon and evening.The Mucky Duck incarnation of the Session, if for no other reason than the frequent participation of younger musicians, gives a very real sense of tradition passed on and history handed down. The most visible Celtic-influenced traditional bands around Houston – make participating in the Session a regular, energy-charging part of their regular routine. What is celebrated is the whole of Celtic culture, and a musical tradition that, over the centuries, has become as much American roots music as bottleneck guitar. The drums of western Africa are what gave American music its rhythm; more often than not, though, the melody is Celtic. The popularity of Celtic folk music is either a testament to the timeless appeal of these sometimes haunting, sometimes hilarious, sometimes jig- inspiring tunes, or perhaps an argument in favor of the nebulous theory of racial memory. Celtic blood-ties real, suspected and imagined have given many the impetus to learn the folk-arts of the ancient tribes; that's just one reason why the Wednesday night Session at the Mucky Duck is as much a school and tribal gathering as a musical event. ************************* 03/17/06 - Houston's Irish Farewell To The Knights Of Columbus, Council 803 The Houston Irish community will hold a farewell to the Knights of Columbus, Council 803 on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day itself, at the Knights' Hall at 2616 Louisiana. It will begin at 5:30 PM. Come and join Michael "Griff" Griffin, Arthur Mason, & Larry Miggins at this last ever St. Patrick's Day celebration at this location. St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated at this location for nearly a century. Murder the Stout provides music. Irish dancers will perform at 7 PM and the Houston Highlander Pipeband will follow at 7:30. You can count on Arthur singing some tunes and Larry telling a few jokes. The Celtic Chorus will also perform. There is a $10 cover charge, which will include 2 drink tickets. ************************* 03/17/06 - Houston Family Arts Center Pot O'Gold Irish Music Festival 7:30 - 9:00 pm "Merry Waits of Windsor" "Caera Celtic Dancers" Singalong Led By Celtic Chorus Of Houston There is no cost for this event, but reservations are recommended. Please call 281-453-0290. Donations will be accepted. Location: 16200 State Highway 249, Houston, Texas 77086, within the facilities of Liberty Revival Church (LRC) in Northwest Houston, on the feeder road of Texas Highway 249, about 1/2 mile north of Beltway 8, south of FM 1960, near Willowbrook Mall. ************************* 03/17/06 – Murder the Stout - The Bull & Bear St Patricks Day Celebrations Plus Murder The Stout CD Release Party!!! From 8:00pm Till Late, www.bull& ************************* 03/17/06 - St. Patrick's Party for Cass Academy of Irish Dance 5:30 pm to midnight Cass Academy of Irish Dance Godfrey's Rangers The Knights of Columbus Council 803 2616 Louisiana, Houston, Texas near downtown, bounded by Louisiana (one way going north) Smith (one way going south) Dennis and McGowen Michael "Griff" Griffin ************************* 03/17/06 - McElroy's Pub St Patrick’s Day Celebrations Noon - 2am Live Music Featuring The Bourbon Street Band also featuring: Bagpipers • Irish Dancers Party Favors • Beer Garden McElroy's Pub - Open Daily 3pm - 2am 3607 S. Sandman, Houston, Texas 77098, 713 / 524-2444 ************************* 03/17/06 - Ron's Pub and Whitehorse Inn St Patrick’s Day – Free Irish Stew from 3PM Until GONE! Live Entertainment 9PM – Midnight Bag Pipers at 5PM & 9PM 1826 Fountainview Houston, Texas 77057 Tel: 713-977-4820 Fax: 713-266-9033 Proprietor: Edie Simmons eMail: Manager: Al Petrucci eMail: ************************* 03/17/06 - Mark your calendars for the 2006 Scottish Festival Spectacular on Friday, March 17th starting at 8:00 p.m. at the Toyota Center, 1510 Polk Street Houston, TX 77002 Each year St. Thomas' Episcopal School presents its annual Scottish Festival Spectacular. The show is typically held in the month of March at the Toyota Center. This program provides an avenue of expression for a complex form of dancing which the students who perform have mastered as part of their school program. In addition, the four-time Juvenile World Champion St. Thomas' Pipe Band is featured. The band is a leader in the fusion of bagpipe and electronic music. Their latest CD, Impressions, was named Best Pipe Music CD of 2005 by the leading piping magazine Piper and Drummer. The show also features champion highland dancers. Over the years, St. Thomas' dance program has produced U.S., British Overseas, and World Champion Highland dancers. ************************* 03/17/06 - Sullivan's Steakhouse Shamrocks & Rolls on St Patrick’s Day Sullivan’s will celebrate the ‘wearin of the green’ with Shamrock & Rolls from 11:30AM to 2AM Lunch of Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Stew & Bunratty Burgers. Happy hour will feature your favorite Irish Whiskeys, Creams, Stouts & Irish Coffee. Marshall Maxwell Band will perform Irish Songs & ditties at 5PM; The Cass Irish Step Dancing Troupe will perform their tribute to Riverdance at 5PM & 8:15PM. At 9PM Ringside at Sullivans will feature the “Fried Ice Cream” band for dancing and good times for the rest of the evening. No admission charge until 9PM; thereafter it will be $10.00. The Sullivan Family Reunion – If you last name is Sullivan, you will receive a free t-shirt. On the shirt it says: “My name is Sulllivan, what’s yours?” 4608 Westheimer Rd. (Westcreek St.) Houston, TX 77027 713-961-0333 ************************* 03/17/06 - Kenneally's Irish Pub St Patrick’s Day Celebration 2111 S Shepherd Dr Houston, TX 77019-7009 (713) 630-0486 Cross Street: Indiana Street ************************* 03/17/06 – Brian O’Neill’s St Patrick's Day 2006" Brunch & Irish Breakfast: 8:30AM to 2:00PM Bringing out the Irish in you since 2002! Featuring Entertainers: The Highlanders - 9am O’Maoileidigh Dancers - 4pm Cass Irish Dancers - 6pm Murder The Stout - Midday The Slags – Evening Trey Clark – Late Evening Bag Pipers throughout the day 5555 Morningside Dr Houston, TX 77005-3240 ************************* 03/17/06 - Irish Stakes Race at Gulf Greyhound Park @ 7:30PM Okay, so the dogs probably aren't really Irish, and they most likely don't care much for green beer, either. Still, give the folks at Gulf Greyhound Park a few points for ingenuity as they make St. Patrick's Day a little more special with an ''Irish Stakes Race,'' pitting some of the best ''Irish'' greyhounds around. If that's not enough, the climate-controlled complex offers a variety of dining experiences and three levels of seating options. You can find the customary Win, Place and Show opportunities at the betting windows, plus a range of ''exotics'' sure to challenge your math skills. Since the park opened in 1992, more than 10 million fans have made their way through the gates. Look for a predominantly Irish crowd at this one, even if most of the visitors are only ''Irish'' for the day. -- Bill Sullivan 1000 FM 2004 Rd La Marque, TX, 77568 409-986-9500 ************************* 03/18/06 - St. Patrick's Parade - Downtown Houston The 47th Houston St. Patrick's Parade. Pat Sharkey is the Parade's Grand Marshall. The Parade will step out at 2 PM. We will meet at the Clock Tower on Texas Ave. at Minute Maid Park. ******************************************
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