St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

On 17 March 2012, Sandwell Irish Society will be hosting a special St Patrick’s Celebration Day at West Bromwich arts centre, The Public.

The Father Teds

The Father Teds

Throughout the day, visitors will be treated to array of exciting traditional music, singing and dancing from schools, community groups and clubs from across the borough, all for free!

The family friendly event, which takes place from 10am – 3pm, will also include a variety of Irish craft workshops, Irish music workshops, face painting, Irish badge making, food tasting, displays and much more!

Siobhan Gorman from the Sandwell Irish Society said,“The society is pleased and proud that people from many different countries, faiths and cultures have come together to contribute to, and celebrate, what is a vibrant part of Irish heritage.  Throughout the day visitors will be assured of a “Cead Mile Faílte” – a hundred thousand welcomes!”

The St Patrick’s Celebration Day takes place on Saturday 17 March, 10am – 3pm, and is free to attend.

For further information, please contact Siobhan Gorman, Telephone 0121 553 4402 or email: [email protected]

In the evening of 17 March, contemporary Irish pop and rock band, The Father Teds will continue the celebrations.  The five-piece, much admired throughout the Midlands, will be playing covers from bands such as The Dubliners, The Saw Doctors, The Pogues, Van Morrison and The Waterboys.

Tickets are £6 advanced (children and adults) £8 on the door, £6 on the door for under 16s, and are available from or by calling 0121 533 7161.