ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE LISTING
Sat., March 8, 2014
Cape Cod – Yarmouth at 11a.m.
Route is about 2 miles long. Parade starts at Long Pond Drive and Route 28 in South Yarmouth. Continues west on Route 28, over the Parker’s River Bridge, ending at Route 28 and Higgins Crowell Road/Berry Ave. capecodstpatsparade.com.
Sun., March 9, 2014
City of Worcester at noon
The parade begins at Mill Street at noon and ends at Highland Street. stpatsparade.com.
Sun., March 16, 2014
Town of Abington at 1 p.m.
The parade begins at in Abington Center at the corner of Orange St and Washington St., otherwise known as St. Patrick’s Square. eddiebaileysgarage.com.
Sun., March 16, 2014
South Boston at 1 p.m.
The parade begins on West Broadway (easterly) and ends at Dorchester Avenue. southbostonparade.org.
Sun., March 16, 2014
Town of Scituate at 1 p.m.
The Parade begins at the Gates Middle School on First Parish Road and ends at Hatherly Road by the Satuit Tavern. scituatechamber.org.
Sun., March 23, 2014
City of Holyoke at 11:30 a.m.
(Road race is March 22 at 1p.m)
The parade lasts about two hours. It begins at the Kmart Plaza and makes its way through the city. holyokestpatricksparade.com.
Sun., March 30, 2014
Manchester, NH, at noon
The parade starts on Elm Street at the intersection with Salmon and continues south along Elm Street. saintpatsnh.com.
Information courtesy of Boston Irish Tourism Association.
On the Cape, parade time is Sat., March 8 at 11 a.m; Yarmouth is starting point
Mark your calendars, get your green on, and gather your friends! The 9th annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade will take place on Sat., March 8, at 11 a.m. in Yarmouth. Now one of the largest and most anticipated off-season occasions on the Cape, the parade drew thousands of spectators from all over the country last year.
This year’s event, themed “Irish Sporting Pastimes”, will feature marching bands from all over New England, colorful floats, antique cars, Irish step dancers, costumed characters, special guests, and plenty of family friendly entertainment.
Among the bands slated to march are the Dennis Yarmouth High School Marching Band, Boston Gaelic Firefight Brigade Pipes and Drums, Highland Light Pipes, the Irish-American Police Pipe Band, The Brian Boru Pipe Band, The Colum Cille Pipes & Drums, Boston Windjammers, Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes & Drums, Holyoke High School Marching Band, Kevin Barry Pipes & Drums, and Ancient Mariners Fife & Drum.
In keeping with tradition, the Colleen Queen and her court will be coronated and ride in a special float. The four winners will also receive college scholarships from the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade committee. Celebrity angler and TV host Charlie Moore, also known as “the Mad Fisherman,” will serve as grand marshal. One of country’s most well-known anglers, Moore hosts “Charlie Moore Outdoors” on NESN and “Charlie Moore: No Offense” on the NBC Sports Network.
For those who would like to meet Moore, there are a limited number of tickets available for the annual Grand Marshal’s Dinner/Dance at the Irish Village in Yarmouth on Fri., March 7, at 6 p.m. Call 508-362-PADY (7239) for tickets.
Parade goers should note that this year’s parade will take a slightly different route than in years past. It will begin at Bass River Sports World at the intersection of Long Pond Drive and Route 28 in South Yarmouth and follow Route 28 west over the Parker’s River Bridge. The approximately two-mile route will end at the Town ‘N Country Motor Lodge, 452 Route 28, West Yarmouth.
Organizers have re-routed the parade to take advantage of the increased number of amenities available to parade goers.
For more information, go to capecodstpatsparade.com.
March concerts: A sampling
Following is a listing of some of the Irish and Celtic music/arts-related events scheduled in the Greater Boston area this month; see websites for registration, admission and ticket information:
March 2: Semi-monthly Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann session, 3-7 p.m., Canadian-American Club, Watertown [www.cceboston.org].
March 3: Karan Casey Band, 8 p.m., Club Passim, Harvard Square [passim.org].
March 5: Niamh Ni Charra and Runa, 7:30 p.m., Burren Backroom Series, The Burren, Davis Square [burren.com].
March 8: Jamaica Plain Ceili, set and ceili dances taught, 7 p.m. (beginner lessons 6:15 p.m.), Doyle’s Pub, Jamaica Plain [facebook.com/thejamaicaplainceilis]
March 9: Irish Cultural Centre of New England monthly ceili, 3-7 p.m., Canton [irishculture.org].
March 10: Monthly BCMFest Session, 7 p.m., Club Passim, Harvard Square [passim.org].
March 14: St. Patrick’s Day pub party with Patrick Kennedy and Tin Can Hooley, 8 p.m., Canadian-American Club, Watertown [canadianamericanclub.com].
March 14-17: St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Irish Cultural Centre of New England, Canton [irishculture.org].
March 15: Rose Clancy with Janine Randall, “Pub in the Club” series, Canadian-American Club, workshop at 2 p.m., concert at 3 p.m., session at 5 p.m., Watertown [canadianamericanclub.com].
March 15 and 16: “A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn,” Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge [wgbh.org/celtic].
March 16: Ceol Traidisiúnta na hÉireann monthly music and dance session, 2:30 p.m., Hibernian Hall, Watertown [FrankMaryB@aol.com].
March 17: The Henry Girls with Ry Cavanaugh, 8 p.m., Club Passim, Harvard Square [passim.org].
March 19: Sean Keane, 7:30 p.m., Burren Backroom Series, The Burren, Davis Square [burren.com].
March 20-23: Boston Irish Film Festival, Somerville Theatre, Davis Square [irishfilmfestival.com].
March 23: Semi-monthly Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann session, 3-7 p.m., Canadian-American Club, Watertown [www.cceboston.org].
March 27: Sheila Falls and Mark Roberts, 6:30 p.m., Gaelic Roots series, Boston College, Chestnut Hill [www.bc.edu/gaelicroots].
March 28: “Masters of Tradition” tour, 8 p.m., Somerville Theatre, Davis Square [www.somervilletheatreonline.com/somerville-theatre].