St. Patrick’s Day programme of events and workshops
Mon, February 27, 2023
Traditional music, live performances, and creative workshops have been organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Arts Service as part of its St Patrick's Day programme of events.
Weekend Wonders will have a St. Patrick’s Day theme on March 4th and March 11th at Flowerfield Arts Centre. Led by artist Linda Mulholland, children will experiment with a variety of different artistic materials, learn new creative techniques, and develop their skills before finishing their masterpiece. These workshops are suitable for 5-12 year-olds and spaces are now limited. Bookings can be made at www.flowerfield.org.
At Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady there will be a fun workshop with Banyan Theatre on Saturday 11th March, where you can design and make your own leprechaun hat while on Saturday 18th March artist Natasha Duddy will lead a themed craft workshop. These are suitable for children aged 5-11 and can be booked at www.roevalleyarts.com.
Join North Coast Trad for a Family Session on Friday 17th March at 5pm in Kelly’s Village, Portrush. This is a brilliant opportunity for children and their parents to play traditional Irish music together in a fun and relaxed environment. North Coast Trad is an independent traditional music club based in Portrush that performs live music across the country as well as offering ongoing community music classes throughout the year. Admission is free, just turn up at 5pm with your instrument and get ready to join in the craic!
Following on from this, Celtic Fusion band BADB will perform at 8pm in Kelly’s Village. With a wide range of instruments including flutes & whistles (Martin Meehan), fiddle (Sorcha Meehan), electric guitar (Steve Iveson), bass guitar (Fergal O’Kane) along with Peter O'Kane on drums and Patrick Meehan on bodhrán and African drums, the band blends a traditional Irish repertoire with an eclectic mix of musical genres including, jazz, funk, afrobeat and hip hop guaranteed to get you on your feet!
On Saturday 18th March there will be a free live outdoor performance by North Coast Trad at Flowerfield Arts Centre. Grab a blanket and a picnic and come along from 12:30 -1:30pm to enjoy a fantastic session on the terrace.
To find out more about this programme or other upcoming events go to www.flowerfield.org or www.roevalley.com