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Saint Patrick's Day Celebration 2018 at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck
The 29th annual family-friendly St. Patrick's Day celebration at Mcgonigel’s Mucky Duck will celebrate St. Patrick’s day, the traditional way. On Saturday, March 17th, traditional Irish music, dance and food will be featured under the big top tent - doors open at 11am. Ms. Bonnie will be serving up her famous fish and chips, shepherd's pie, beef Guinness, corned beef and cabbage, and, of course, her homemade bread pudding with Jameson's Irish Whiskey Sauce. Entertainment includes: Irish Faerie's to teach the children an Irish song and dance, Vintage trailer photo booth for a keepsake photo, Bag Pipers. Traditional Irish Dancers. And live music (performance below). With something for everyone, this will be a day to remember!
IRISH FAERIES: CHILDREN'S TEA TIME Did you hear? The Irish Faerie's are coming! Bring your wee ones to enjoy a tea party, treats, and crafts with Rowan, Titania and Crystal. The faerie tea party will be magical! Seating for the faerie tea party is limited, be sure to purchase your Faerie Tea Party ticket in advance. The tea party ticket price includes the children's general admission for the festival, as well as entrance to Faerie Land. (suggested for children ages 5 and up.) Wings and glitter are welcome!
BUY TICKETS NOW: Adult General Admission Ticket: $22 Children 12 & Under General Admission: $15
Children’s Tea Time: $25
Emerald Reserve Seating (11am - 4pm): $60 Emerald Reserve Seating (4:30pm - closing): $60 These special tickets will secure admittance to a reserved seating area, a designated server, and a souvenir pint glass. You must be over 21 for entrance to the Emerald Reserve seating area.
Online tickets sales end at 5 PM on the day of the show!
PIPER JONES BAND So, a bagpiper, a bouzouki player, and a drummer walk into an Irish pub… and they proceed to rock the joint! The Piper Jones Band bringing their foot stomping brand of Celtic music to the Duck for Houston's premiere Irish party.
CLANN KELLY IRISH DANCERS Clann Kelly, an Irish dancing school established in 2016, is registered with An Coimisium le Rinci Gaelacha, The Irish Dancing Commission, in Dublin, Ireland. Under the tutelage of Anna Kelly the Kelly School dancers will put you in the spirit of the day.
KRISTIN COYLE & THE BLACK SWANS From out of the doldrums comes the wind. A new era of Irish rock is approaching. Where the bedrock of blues and the verdant tides of traditional Irish music meet comes the sound of Kristin Coyle and the Black Swans. Feisty fiddling is accompanied by a weaving electric guitar and a healthy dose of drum swagger.
CLANDESTINE Clandestine is hard-driving, toe-tapping Texas Celtic sound. Formed in 1991, the band is known for their brand of blasting tune sets and fresh songs. Piper EJ Jones and fiddler Gregory McQueen lead the tunes with the full force of their individual musical energies. Al Cofrin brings cittern and occasionally another set of bagpipes to the mix. Percussionist and singer Emily Dugas captivates with her original song collaborations with Al, as well as her singular interpretations of songs in the Celtic genre. EJ and Al also join Emily on vocals, with many songs now set in three-part harmony.
THE HERE AND NOW Chris Buckley (fiddle), Niamh Fahy (fiddle), Rob Forkner (Bodhran) and Joseph Carmichael (guitar, whistle/flute) have brought their considerable talents together with The Here and Now, a high energy Irish band blending an Irish traditional sound with a contemporary flair. Chris spent the last decade as a member of the renowned Irish trio, The Tea Merchants. Niamh, originally from Co. Meath Ireland was a soloist with Riverdance for five years and worked with The Young Irelanders, The Dhol Foundation, Donal Lunny & The Chieftans before moving to Austin. Rob is a master Bodhran player and one of the world's most highly sought after Irish drum makers. He, along with Chris, is a founding member of the Tea Merchants. Joseph, a founding member of the Irish music trio, Flashpoint, tours regularly with Mari Black and Ashley Davis.
Together they are The Here and Now.
FRANCES CUNNINGHAM Every pub has its regulars, but some of them are a little more regular than others. Frances Cunningham started off playing twenty years ago as a regular Irish Session player every Wednesday night at the Duck. We were all sad to see her move to Nashville, but the road was calling. Not long after moving to Nashville Frances became a "regular" once again. This time at the Grand Ole Opry. However, there's nothing "regular" about her playing! You will recognize her extraordinary talent the moment she picks up her Irish bouzouki.
DRAKE IRISH DANCERS With a roster of championship performers, you can expect plenty of lively stepping to fine Irish tunes when they take the stage.
PAT BYRNE Pat Byrne – is an Irish Musician offering a Roots Americana sound with an Irish twist. This Irish singer and recording artist hails from Borris, County Carlow. Byrne won the “The Voice of Ireland," in 2012. Pat's voice strikes an emotional chord with his audience; ranging from seductive whisper one moment, to full-bodied rock 'n' roll growl the next. If you want to see one of the great success stories from the sundry of talent show winners, this is a can't miss.
JIM MACKENZIE (Master of Ceremonies) Sword swallowing, unicycle riding, comedian with mad skills, Mr. Jim MacKenzie, will keep you entertained during set changes.
MARTIN BURNISTON'S IRISH SINGALONG Martin Burniston, a Minister of Entertainment for the Kerr County Celtic Association, ensures that he'll bring plenty of craic to the party. Martin will have you singing along to Molly Malone in no time.
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