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Thursday, March 15, 2012

St Patrick's Day at the Mucky Duck


As seen in USA Today ...
"One of the Top Ten Places to 
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the USA"

Saturday, March 17
Serving great Irish food and Irish music 
all day starting at 11am 
and continuing throughout the day.


 
Entertainment starts at Noon
Admission $20 
($22 at the door)
 
What we celebrate on St. Patrick's Day 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; a great way to explore Irish music and tradition.

For the celebration, our entire property is covered under a big-top tent and we showcase traditional and contemporary Celtic music and dance inside and outside the Duck throughout the day. There is seating in both areas on a first come - first served basis.


St Patrick's Day
Menu
 

Corned Beef 
& Cabbage 

Beef Guinness 

Shepherd's Pie 

Fish & Chips

O'Maoileidigh Irish Dancers

The O'Maoileidigh School of Irish Dance perform throughout the year at events like the International Festival and you can always find us around St. Patrick's Day at the parade and at the Mucky Duck showing off our steps and our smiles. Once again this year some of our group qualified to compete at the World Championships.




Clandestine

...binding the heart of Celtic music to the soul of rock and roll.

Fueled by white-hot piping, fiery vocals, Clandestine define Celtic music in Houston.

... a rich mixture of old and new, traditional and contemporary ... appealing to all ages and musical tastes.

Listen

Circa Paleo
Embracing the rhythms and melodies that breach the boundaries of region and era, Circa Paleo draws upon varied global influences to bring unlikely musical combinations to the here and now. Lyrical violin, Turkis saz, Scandinavian fiddle, gypsy clarinet, folk guitar, earthy bass and driving percussion conjure a magical elven dance party beneath the canopy of Sherwood Forest. Come kick up your heels 
in our musical celebration of another time and place.

Jiggernaut
Jiggernaut is not your typical Celtic band, nor are they your typical rock band. Formed in 2000, Jiggernaut is a powerful combination of Celtic, rock and folk music. Drawing from years of experience playing rock and roll, and blues the rhythm section lays down a solid foundation that allows the bagpipes and vocals to soar. 

A live Jiggernaut performance is passionate, energetic and always fun. Jiggernaut is the rare band that appeals to audiences from six to sixty, their tunes and songs tell the ancient stories and teach lessons of today┬┤s world all in a style that is entirely their own.
Video

Brizeus



Bagpipes, drums and percussive strings. Melodic, rhythmic, tuneful and true.

Interceltic, historic, and original dance music for the Mucky Duck near you!


Video

The 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 reaon than the frequent participation of younger musicians, gives a very real sense of tradition passed on and history handed down. 

The 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 reaon 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 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 
Irish Session
Players

Master of Ceremonies and Comic Relief
Jim Mackenzie






Jim performs a one man comedy show featuring a variety of skills including but not limited to; juggling, sword swallowing, whip cracking, rope/pole walking, unicycling, music looping, straight jacket escape and good ol' fun with the audience.

 

Video


Martin Burniston's Irish Singalong








Join our resident leprechaun Martin, as he leads the Celtic throngs through some of your favorite Irish tunes and even a limerick or two.

 
 
 
 jay

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