Austin’s best Irish Celebration is back for its 18th annual celebration presented by the Celtic Cultural Center of Texas. On Sunday, Mar. 17 noon – 6 p.m., the grounds of Pioneer Farms in north Austin will shine green with entertainment for the whole family, including live music, dance, food and drink, and more.
Authentic music straight from Ireland will include Hightime, Réalta and Liz Carroll. Hightime is a fresh new trio from Conamara combining Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience. Their music features flute, whistles, harp, bodhrán, guitar and vocals (with some Irish dancing steps). Réalta use a lively, exciting and respectful approach to Irish music. This Belfast-based band captures the timeless aspects of the tradition and presents it in its raw form: fresh and beautiful. Liz Carroll, one of the most awarded and celebrated Irish fiddlers on the planet, will be playing with Austin’s own number one Irish guitarist Jeff Moore.
A St. Patrick’s celebration is only complete with Scottish pipes and drums. The Silver Thistle has been providing bagpipes and drumming lessons for people in Central Texas since 1977 and will be joining in the festivity. There will be plenty of dancing, from Texas’ top Irish Dance School Inishfree Irish Dancers to The Clickety Cloggers, guests won’t be able to stand still.
Attendees will also enjoy a special St. Paddy’s Day menu including Fish n Chips, Irish Pastries, Corned Beef &Cabbage plus other great options from food vendors. Irish beers will be on tap including Guinness, Harp and Smithwicks.
Discount tickets are $12 online for adults and $5 for kids 13 and under. Full price tickets are $16 for adults and $7 after March 11 and at the door.
More information and tickets at stpatricksdayaustin.com.