St Patrick's Day 2019
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London St. Patrick's Day Festival 2019

Trafalgar Square, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, United Kingdom
Free

The London St Patrick's Day Festival, now approaching its 17th year, attracts more than 125,000 people to events across London and to the parade and festival in central London and Trafalgar Square. It's become a destination event showcasing the best of Irish food, music, song, dance, culture, and arts.

This year’s theme is #LondonIsOpen. Join us in the festivities on Sunday 17 March as the parade sets off at midday from Piccadilly. The Trafalgar Square festival runs from 12pm - 6pm.

At London St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is welcome!

Main Stage Line Up

Hosted by Bosco and Angela Scanlon, we’re proud to announce this years’ stage line up will include: 

  •  Bosco DJ Birthday Set
  •  McGahan Lees Irish Dancers
  •  Jacquelyn Hynes
  •  Sample Answer
  •  Feith An Cheoil
  •  Hungry Grass
  •  Track Dogs
  •  Don Mescall and Band
  •  Massaoke – Sing-a-long (Irish set list) 

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Thursday 28 February

London Irish LGBT Network

Time: 6.30pm
Location: 33-37 Moreland St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8BB

Join us at the regional HQ in Moreland Street for a feature film made by RTE in the 80s called 'Guests of Another Nation'.

No booking required, just bring yourself!

Friday 15 March

Irish Film Festival London

Film Screening: Irish Short Films Programme 1
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

Kick starting the London St Patrick's Day festival, the Regent Street Cinema will be showcasing a selection of the finest new Irish short films. This year's theme is Diversity and Inclusion, inspired by the #LondonisOpen campaign. 

St Patrick's Tea Dance & Bacon & Cabbage

Time: 12-4.30pm
Location: London Irish Centre 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

Join us for a wonderful 2 course meal including Irish favourite, Bacon & Cabbage. Followed by music from LIC crowd favourite Mustang, to get us into the party spirit!

An afternoon full of food, song, dance and raffle to top it off. There's no better place to celebrate St Patrick's in London!

Reserve your tickets or book directly at the reception desk at LIC.

Find out more events over this fantastic St Patrick's Day weekend from the London Irish Centre.

Irish Cultural Centre - with Wes Dalton

Time: 8pm
Location: 5 Black's Road, Hammersmith, W6 9DT United Kingdom

Kicking off the festivities over the St Patrick’s weekend are those "Funny Feckers" with MC Wes Dalton. This night is sure to be full to the brim with the best of Irish Comedians and your St Patrick's Day weekend celebrations off on a high.

Line up: Micky Bartlett, Niamh Marron, Mary Bourke, Eamon Goodfellow, and more to come. 

Find out more information at: https://irishculturalcentre.co.uk/event/comedy-st-patricks-weekend-funny-feckers-in-hammersmith/

Saturday 16 March

London Irish Centre - KILA 

Time: 7-11pm 
Location: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London, NW1 9XB

We're delighted to have Irish folk and world music legends KILA back at the London Irish Centre for a very special London show this St Patrick's Day weekend!

Following last year's sold out show, KILA will headline a hugely exciting St. Patrick's programme with tickets guaranteed to sellout.

You can book your tickets at: https://www.londonirishcentre.org/Event/kila.

Find out more events over this fantastic St Patrick's Day weekend from the London Irish Centre.

Irish Film Festival

Film Screening: Zoo 
Time: 2pm
Location: Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

Director: Colin McIvor | PG | Family/History/War | Ire/UK | 97mins
Starring: Dame Penelope Wilton, Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Ian O'Reilly, Ian McElhinney, Amy Huberman, and Damian O'Hare.

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. Based on a true story.

Workshop
Time: 3.45pm

Inter-generational puppet creatures craft workshop with Kabutar Arts. Based on the characters from the film Zoo, we invite families to come together to create their own 3D animals from everyday objects! 

Film Screening: The Man Who Wanted to Fly 
Time: 7pm

Director: Frank Shouldice | Ireland/ UK |Documentary | 2018 | 82mins | PG

Capturing the wonder of one man’s dreams, The Man Who Wanted To Fly tells the irresistible story of 80-something bachelor farmer Bobby Coote. He is determined to take flight. Even if it’s the last thing he does…

Camden Market Music Trail

Time: 1pm-7pm
Location: Camden Market
Entry: Free

Now in its third year of partnership, Camden Market is proud to be part of the official London St Patrick’s Day Festival. From 1pm-7pm, follow a trail of up and coming Irish performers around the market, finishing with a headline special guest at the Dr. Martens Boot Room. Set to be a day dedicated to Irish music, food, drink and celebration, where better to toast the Irish patron saint than at Camden Market?

Irish Walking Tours

Time: 10.30am
Location: The String Broke

Time: 2pm
Location: The Emerald City

Where the String Broke (Irish Camden Town): From getting the start, going to the dance, finding a doss or just having a drink - Camden Town could claim to be the capital of Irish London. Discover ball rooms, pubs, churches, hostels and the characters that gave this amazing place its vibrant Irish reputation for so many decades. Lumpers, Impresarios, navvies, writers and musicians populate this fascinating walk. Meet at Camden Town tube station (Kentish Town Road exit).  

THE EMERALD CITY: Where better to celebrate Irish heritage and achievement than on the streets of London. On this stroll down Ludgate Hill, along Fleet Street, into the Temple and finishing in Covent Garden we will discover some amazing Irish connections and encounter some of the great names of the Irish past. Stopping at pubs, churchyards, statues, courthouses and theatres - Irish London will come to life. Prime Ministers, politicians, press barons, poets, playwrights, revolutionaries and aristocrats will all have their part to play in this amazing story. A fierce craic altogether! Meet at the main steps of St Paul's Cathedral.  

Free but booking is required - Call Tony McDonnell to book 07850 184790.

Sunday 17 March

Irish Film Festival

Festival Closing Night
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW

Join Irish Film London for a night of Irish film to close this year's St. Patrick's Day Festival.

More information is available at www.irishfilmlondon.com 

For more information on tickets and prices, visit Regent Street Cinema for more details.

St Patrick's Family Fun & Concert

Time: 12-3pm
Location: London Irish Centre, 50-52 Camden Square, London NW1 9XB

For quite a number of years Kíla have been presenting their kids show in theatre’s throughout Ireland. Always jam packed, this hour long show has the kids interacting with the music from the very start. 

For more information including how to book this event, check out their page on the London Irish Centre website! 

Find out more events over this fantastic St Patrick's Day weekend from the London Irish Centre.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Time: 12pm
Location: Green Park to Trafalgar Square
Entry: Free

The London St Patrick's Day parade is now in its seventeenth year and attracts over 50,000 people lining the streets from Piccadilly to Trafalgar Square. Full of elaborate floats, marching bands, sports clubs and Irish dancing schools from across the UK, Ireland and the USA, this parade combines community organisations and professional pageantry. The procession makes its way down Piccadilly, on a 1.5-mile (2.4km) route. 

Irish Walking Tours

Time: 10.30am
Location: The String Broke

Where the String Broke (Irish Camden Town): From getting the start, going to the dance, finding a doss or just having a drink - Camden Town could claim to be the capital of Irish London. Discover ball rooms, pubs, churches, hostels and the characters that gave this amazing place its vibrant Irish reputation for so many decades. Lumpers, Impresarios, navvies, writers and musicians populate this fascinating walk. Meet at Camden Town tube station (Kentish Town Road exit).

Time: 2pm
Location: The Emerald City

THE EMERALD CITY: Where better to celebrate Irish heritage and achievement than on the streets of London. On this stroll down Ludgate Hill, along Fleet Street, into the Temple and finishing in Covent Garden we will discover some amazing Irish connections and encounter some of the great names of the Irish past. Stopping at pubs, churchyards, statues, courthouses and theatres - Irish London will come to life. Prime Ministers, politicians, press barons, poets, playwrights, revolutionaries and aristocrats will all have their part to play in this amazing story. A fierce craic altogether! Meet at the main steps of St Paul's Cathedral.

Free but booking is required - Call Tony McDonnell to book 07850 184790

Irish Cultural Centre - Four Men and A Dog in Concert

Time: 7.30pm

Five of Ireland’s most exhilarating master musicians blend vivacious high energy Irish ‘trad’ with Southern rock, rap, jazz, gypsy, blues, blue grass, polka, county swing, and even salsa. Their live shows are a fast and infectious musical force. Featuring Ireland’s foremost fiddle player Cathal Hayden, ‘the God of the bodhran’ Gino Lupari, along with the wizard Donal Murphy (on accordion), the brilliant Kevin Doherty (vocals and guitar), and the amazing Gerry O’Connor (fiddles, banjo and mandolin.) Four Men and a Dog are a major international ‘sell out’ stadium act.

More announcements to come!

Find out more information at: https://irishculturalcentre.co.uk/event/st-patricks-day-concert-four-men-and-a-dog/

St. Patrick's Day Festival

Time: 12pm-6pm
Location: Trafalgar Square
Entry: Free

It is a pinnacle event in London's cultural calendar that showcases the best of Irish arts, performance, culture, food, and music from both Britain and Ireland.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Massive thank you to all of our sponsors!

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The Porterhouse logo
Bord Bia logo
The Irish Post logo
Coffey Construction logo
Moriarty Haulage logo
 
Fill Your Heart logo
 

Media accreditation and enquiries

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If you want to enquire about accreditation or for any other media enquiries, please email [email protected].

Please note that you must be able to provide an official NUJ ID or equivalent.

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