Sutton Coldfield to host St Patrick’s Day ceilidh

Local arts groups come together for inaugural celebration.

Following on from a highly-successful, smaller-scale event last year, arts representatives from several local groups are reuniting, Saturday 14th March 2020 to give Sutton Coldfield its first official St Patrick’s Day Celebration.

Hosted at Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, the St Patrick’s Day Traditional Family Ceilidh event will see an array of activities for all ages from live, traditional Irish folk music, Ceilidh dances, face-painting, story-telling to other craft activities.

The Town Hall Marketing and Events manager, Alex Goetschel says, “It’s incredibly refreshing and exciting to work alongside, as opposed to compete with, other passionate local arts groups who are all committed to bringing fun, inclusive events to our wonderful Town.”

The event will be compered and headlined by local band and stars of The Fairytale of New Street, Ire-Ish alongside representatives from Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Made In Sutton, Sutton Arts Forum and Active Arts.

Joe Cook, the coordinator for the Sutton Arts Forum says, “We can’t wait. After last year we knew we wanted to do another bigger scale event making sure to keep the same traditional elements of an authentic St Patrick’s Day celebration that help make these events so memorable. You don’t need to have any dance experience to take part in the Ceilidh it’s for everyone to join in and have fun!”

The event will be divided into two parts, the first running from 4pm till 6pm for the children’s ceilidh complete with craft activities such as face-painting and story-telling. The second portion of the event runs 7pm until late aimed more at adults for a traditional, live music gig and adult ceilidh featuring live music from Ire-Ish, The Sun Dogs and The Rocky Road.

Sutton Coldfield’s St Patrick’s Day Celebration and Family Ceilidh takes place at Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall on Saturday, March 14th from 4pm. No previous dance experience is required. Food will be available throughout the day provided by local caterer Tabula Rasa alongside drinks and refreshments from the Sir Doug Ellis Lounge Bar at the Town Hall.

Advance Ticket booking is online only via Eventbrite and is £5. Ticket links can also be found through here or call 0121 296 9543 (Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm). Tickets will also be available on the day.