St Patrick’s Day Fest 2020

Pictured: Lisa Hannigan.

By Geneva Pattison

The line-up for the St Patrick’s Day Festival is finally here, and consists of five days and nights of culture, ceol agus craic for all. Prepare your dancing shoes and your walking boots (that’s right) because here’s a handy guide to the events to look forward to this March. 

Hidden Agenda and St Patrick’s Festival present

Festival After Dark : Jessy Lanza + support TBA. 

Canadian vocalist, producer and DJ Jessy Lanza will be tearing up the dance floor of Lost Lane on Grafton St. on the 13th of March from 11pm. 

SEODA: A Celtic Collaboration

Gruff Rhys and Richard Egan 

Welshman Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon) will be performing alongside Dublin’s Richie Egan (Jape) in Christ Church Cathedral for a night of cross-celtic, electro-folk musical splendour on the 13th of March with doors at 7:45pm

SEODA: A Celtic Collaboration

The Breath and Brìghde Chaimbeul with Aidan O’Rourke.

The Pepper Canister church will play host to an evening of contemporary celtic-folk and alt-folk music celebrating the link with our Scottish neighbours on March 14th, with doors at 7:30pm.

This is How we Fly and Iarla Ó Lionáird

The contemporary folk band ‘This is How we Fly’ will be debuting their Solstice Art Centre Commision of an entirely new cycle of songs in Liberty Hall on March 15th with doors at 7:30pm. 

Lisa Hannigan Sings Pomes Penyeach + Guests

Critically acclaimed Irish Singer/Songwriter Lisa Hannigan will be performing a uniquely modern version of the poetry of James Joyce from his final book of poems, ‘Pomes Penyeach’. This world premiere will take place on March 16th at 8pm in the National Concert Hall. 

Where We Live 2020 

THISISPOPBABY in association with St Patrick’s Festival will present “stories from the city, told in the heart of town” from the 11th-21st of March in the Project Arts Centre. 

Ballad Tours with Seán Fitzgerald

Musician and storyteller Seán Fitzgerald will be “promoting  social history though song” by leading musical storytelling tours around Dublin City in various locations. People can look forward to a fully interactive experience surrounding the theme of Irish Music and Dublin.

This event will be running from the 14th-16th of March, with a choice of tours at 12pm or 3pm on those dates.

All of these events are all ticketed, so be sure to check out the official St Patrick’s Day Festival website for booking and further information.