WRITTEN BY BRIAN BINGAMAN
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Here’s some more Emerald Isle sounds to be heard around the region.
•Known for their specials on PBS, The Irish Tenors appear at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. For tickets and more information, call (610) 622-1189 or visit www.udpac.org.
• Music, dancing and foods highlight the St. Patrick’s Day celebration on March 17 at Creekside Sports Bar at Landis Creek Golf Club. The O’Grady-Quinlan Academy of Irish Dancers perform at 8 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. First Highland Watch band performs. The golf club is located at 765 N. Lewis Road, Limerick. For more information call (610) 495-6945.
•Harleysville’s Burning Bridget Cleary performs for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration at 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the Musikfest Café at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets range from $12-$18 in advance and $15-$20 the day of show. Go to www.steelstacks.org or call (610) 332-3378.
•It’s a St. Paddy’s Celebration at 7:30 p.m. March 14 with The Druids and Galway Guild at Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore. Tickets are $22, $26 at the door. Call (610) 649-8389.
•Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in song at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave. at Main Street, Sellersville. Glengarry Bhoys and Na’bodach perform at 8 p.m. March 3. Tickets are $25 and $35. Cherish the Ladies celebrates 30 years of performing traditional Irish music at 8 p.m. March 7. Tickets are $25 and $39.50. Hear The Celtic Tenors at 8 p.m. March 8. Tickets are $35 and $49.50. Call (215) 257-5808 or visit www.st94.com.
•The Keswick Theatre at Easton Road and Keswick Avenue, Glenside, hosts Blackthorn in a benefit concert for the Police Athletic League at 7 p.m. March 11. Tickets are $25. Then at 8 p.m. March 16, it’s “Celtic Crossings” with Phil Coulter & Andy Cooney, with special guests Geraldine Branagan & The Irish Pops Ensemble. Tickets range from $29-$49. Call (215) 572-7650.
•The Five Irish Tenors take the stage at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at the State Theatre, 453 Northampton St., Easton. Tickets are $40 and $45. Visit www.statetheatre.org.
•The Bucks County Playhouse celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish music festival featuring The River Drivers at 2 p.m. March 17; The John Byrne Bad, 2 p.m. March 18; and Celtic Price at 8 p.m. on March 18. An inflatable pub will holds an Irish whiskey tasting from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 18. Single tickets per event are $30 for cabaret tables; $20 for orchestra seats. Passholder tickets are $75 for cabaret tables; $45 for orchestra seats. For more information, call (215) 862-2121 or check http://bcptheater.org/. The playhouse is at 70 S Main St., New Hope.
•Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy offer a Celtic family celebration with a performance that includes their chidlren at 8 p.m. on March 11 at the Zellerbach Theater. For information and tickets for “Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration” check www.annenbergcenter.org. The theater is at 3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia.
•The 2017 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start around 11:15 a.m. March 12, stepping off from 16th street and JFK Boulevard and continuing on Market Street to Penn’s Landing. The parade theme is “St. Patrick, Protect and Guide Our Police Officers.” TV coverage will be on Fox 29. See www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com for more information.
•Montgomery County’s St. Patrick’s Parade, held in Conshokocken, starts at 2 p.m. March 11, starting at 11th Avenue and Fayette Street. The route is along Fayette from 11th Avenue to Elm Street, ending in front of the Washington Fire Company. Visit www.aohnd1.com.
•The annual Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 10:30 a.m. March 11 from Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Bristol Township and will travel up New Falls Road to the Levittown American Athletic Association’s baseball fields off Amelia Drive in Falls. The parade will feature 2,000 participants, including performers, dancers and musicians, all following an 8 a.m. Mass at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church off Oxford Valley Road in Falls Township.
•The Pennridge Chamber of Commerce and Sellersville Borough present the 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and Celtic Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. The day begins with the parade stepping off from Pennridge South Middle School on Fifth Street, Perkasie at 11 a.m. The parades continues to Sellersville Fire Company Picnic Grove where music will be featured all afternoon and includes Mcgirr & Alberts. Also featured are an amateur Soda Bread Bake-off, kilt contest, Irish dancing and more.
Crowded Kitchen Players presents the Irish farce “Pints, Pounds & Pilgrims” at 8 p.m. March 10-11 and 17-18, and 2 p.m. March 12 and 19 at the Unicorn Theatre, 417 Front St., Catasaqua. For tickets and more information, call (610) 395-7176 or visit www.ckplayers.com.
•The Red Cedar Grille, 249 Bethlehem Pike, Hatfield, celebrates St. Patrick’s Day March 17 with live music and the Erin School of Irish Dance.
•The Green Parrot Restaurant Pub & Patio, 240 N. Sycamore Street at Goodnoe’s Corner, Newtown, will host the seventh annual Newtown Irish Festival March 16-19. The celebration kicks off with Blackthorn and comedian Joe Conklin. Tickets are $100. The festivities March 17 will feature Ray Coleman, Clancy’s Pistol, The Jimi Milligan Band, Seamus Kelleher, Irish dance performances from local schools, and children’s activities. At 9 a.m. March 18, participate in the Shamrock Shuffle 5K. Visit www.greenparrotrestaurant.com or www.facebook.com/GreenParrotRestaurant, or call (215) 504-PARROT.
•Brittingham’s, 640 East Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, has entertainment all St. Patty’s Day long, with Oliver McElhone at 10 a.m., The Paul Moore Band at 2:30 p.m. and Paraic Keane and Reel to Reel at 8 p.m. Call (484) 344-5162
•Kildare’s at 18 W. Gay St., West Chester, opens at 7 a.m. March 17. The celebration features The Malarkey Brothers from noon to 6 p.m. and The John Byrne Band from 8 p.m. to midnight. On March 18 there’s a St. Patrick’s Day 5K at Church and Market streets. Registration begins at 2 p.m. Sign up at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/WestChester/StPats5k.
•Molly Maguire’s Irish Restaurant and Pub, 197 Bridge St., Phoenixville, offers St. Patty’s festivities starting at 8 a.m. March 17, including traditional Irish breakfast, live bands, Irish dancers and bagpipers. Also, live traditional Irish music is featured every Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. See www.mollymaguiresphoenixville.com for updates.
•A St. Patrick’s Celebration is held March 11 at The Sumney, 1610 West Point Pike, Upper Gwynedd. Entertainment includes Irish dancers 10 a.m. to noon and the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers 8 to 11 p.m. The fun continues March 17 with Irish dancers from noon to 12:45 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., and Rovin’ Hooligan 6 to 11 p.m. On March 18, see Irish dancers from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 3:45 p.m. Irish country breakfast is served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19. Call (215) 699-5693.
Hunt for leprechauns
The Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt is set for 1 to 4 p.m. March 11 in downtown Narberth. This free family event is a scavenger hunt where kids search all over town to find 10 leprechauns. Children start the hunt by getting a game card and an empty pot o’ gold from the booth at the corner of Forrest and Haverford avenues. Once they’ve found all 10, they return to the booth for a prize. The hunt lasts until 4 p.m. or while prizes last. More information is available at www.narberthonline.com or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Hike with a treasure hunt
Meet at 1 p.m. March 19 in the parking lot behind the Pickering Creek Inn, 37 E. Bridge St., Phoenixville, for a St. Patrick’s Day Hike across the bridge and down the towpath to Lock 60 in Schuylkill Canal Park. Then there will be a treasure hunt for children in the grove, and Irish and folk music and light refreshments at the Locktender’s House. Pre-register for this weather-dependent event at (610) 917-0021.