No Need To Wait For St. Patrick’s Day To Enjoy Irish Dance, Music & Culture in Rome!

St. Patrick’s Day is near, but why shall we wait for March 17 every year to enjoy our Irish night? Here in Rome there is a lot of Irish entertainemnt and cultural activities going on throughout the year!

Tonight at the Cork’s Inn pub, the Shire, an Italian band that plays only traditional Irish music, will perform all its jigs, reel, polkas, hornpipes, airs and songs at 10:30pm in via delle Tre Cannelle 8.

On Sunday the 6th there is a triple appointment. Arci Arcobaleno club Garbatella (Via Pullino 1) will show “Waking Ned” by Kirk Jones at 8pm followed by a music session with the Dockside & friends. The same night, the bookshop Altroquando will start its Irish cinema month with “In the Name of the Father” by Jim Sheridan at 6:30pm and “Breakfast on Pluto” by Neil Jordan at 9:30pm. The next appointment will be on the 13th for “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” by Ken Loach. In Via del Governo Vecchio, 80.

If you are also into Celtic and Scottish sounds, then head for the Chiesa Evangelica Luternana of via Sicilia 70, which hosts a concert by the Connemara band. From 6:30pm. Free offer.

While if you love bagpipes, you can’t miss the City of Rome Pipe Band‘s next concert on March 11 at Liceo Morgagni, at 9pm. In the Monteverde area, via Fonteiana 120. Free entrance.

On March 11 the Shire will play again but this time at the Abbey Theatre pub, Via del Governo Vecchio 51. For those of you who live out of Rome and want to avoid all the hassle of traffic and parking, the Shire will also perform in Guidonia on Saturday the 12th at the Aidan pub, at 9:30pm, in via Roma 2.

On March 26 a Primo Céilí (dancing night) will take place in the Lanciani Tennis club’s Loft Barrio Arte, via di Pietrlata 135, starting from 8:30pm – if you also want dinner, otherwise from 10pm. Music and performances by the Shire and Gens d’Ys.

Enjoy yourselves!