The theme for the event is ‘London Le Chéile’, which is the Irish for ‘London Together’, which captures the spirit of collaboration, creativity, and community shown by the Irish in London during the Covid challenges.
Huge thanks to our supporters; the Mayor of London, the Irish Embassy, Culture Ireland, Tourism Ireland and The McGrath Group.
If you would like live subtitles, please watch on YouTube.
The stream starts at 4pm with three hours of Irish culture and heritage, featuring storytelling, film, music, dance, language and fun.
16:00 St Patrick’s Storytelling for all the family with Helena Byrne
16:14 Irish Music from The Trad Gathering
16:30 Irish Language Storytime with Máire Zepf presented by Seachtain na Gaeilge
16:42 Irish Dancing in Lockdown with the Maguire O’Shea Academy of Irish Dance
16:45 No Dogs: Animated Short Stories of the Irish & Afro-Caribbean Diaspora in London
17:00 Saints of London: Community Theatre presented by Queens Crescent Community Association & Irish Theatre
17:22 Doorstep Conversations: Irish Elders in Lockdown presented by the Irish Elderly Advice Network
17:31 Saint Patrick’s Gala Concert from The Irish Cultural Centre
17:40 Winning Performance by The Fiddler of London
17:44 Of Simple Stone presented by B-Hybrid Dance
17:49 St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band
17:51 Poetry Highlights from Stephen James Smith, Felispeaks & Lisa Dwan
17:59 After the Fire by sculptor & artist Jonathan O’Dea
18:05 Parish Ceili Band
18:19 Spoken Word / Dance Film: Entity / Spéirbhean
18:28 Short Film: The Girl At The End of the Garden presented by Irish Film London
18:43 Short Film: A Woman of Aran presented by Irish Film London
18:50 A performance by Camille O’Sullivan
18:57 St. Patrick’s Day greetings from Tourism Ireland
18:58 Music from Maverick Sabre at the London Irish Centre
From 7pm the event goes fully live with presenter Angela Scanlon, who will host conversations with Imelda May, Richard Corrigan, Emma Dabiri, Dermot O’Leary, Boni Odoemene, Siobhan McSweeney and more.
19:00 Live show starts – Angela Scanlon welcome & Orla Gartland performance
19:07 Siobhán McSweeney – live guest
19:12 Meet the Paradise Co-op
19:18 St. Patrick’s Message from Mayor of London Sadiq Khan
19:21 Boni Odoemene – live guest
19:26 Tom Grennan exclusive performance
19:31 Dermot O’Leary – live guest
19:40 Video from Larry O’Leary
19:43 Meet Riyadh Khalaf
19:46 St. Patrick’s message from Tourism Ireland
19:50 Imelda May – live guest
20:01 Video Blue – exclusive performance
20:04 Meet Irish Elders – ‘Secrets to a Good Life’
20:06 St. Patrick’s Message from Irish Ambassador, Adrian O’Neill
20:10 Richard Corrigan – live guest
20:17 Eva O’Connor – monologue
20:25 Meet Worm – London Irish Florists
20:30 Meet Eilish & Fiddler of London
20:35 Emma Dabiri
20:41 ‘Damhsa Trafalgar’ performance by Brian Gillespie
20:45 Meet Ellen Ryan – CEO, London Irish Centre
20:47 A Tribute to Irish Frontline Workers in London
20:52 Meet Rosaleen Blair – Chair, London Irish Centre
20:54 Tom Grennan – exclusive finale performance
21:00 The London Irish Sessions kicks off!
Viewers will also meet interesting Irish people from across London and enjoy exclusive performances from talented Irish artists like Tom Grennan, Eva O’Connor, Orla Gartland and many more.
The event will also feature a powerful tribute to Irish frontline workers, greetings from the Mayor of London and Irish Ambassador, and a unique film from Trafalgar Square, where the festival would usually take place.
The night will close with ‘The London Irish Trad Session’, where the cream of Irish traditional musicians across London will perform an electrifying session from their homes.
Viewers are invited to join the London Irish Centre and iconic London venues in lighting up green for the night. Irish people all over the world will be placing a green candle in the window.
For a full immersive experience, and to support good causes, Rotunda London are offering home-delivery of very special St. Patrick’s at Home Feast.
The event is supported by The Mayor of London, Tourism Ireland, Culture Ireland, the Embassy of Ireland, Bord Bia, and the McGrath Group.
Community partners are: The Trad Gathering, Irish Elderly Advice Network, Mayor of London’s Community Advisory Board, Flintlock Theatre, Seachtain na Gaeilge, Queens Crescent Community Association, Irish Theatre, Irish Cultural Centre, Barrett Semple Morris School of Irish Dance, Irish Fiddler of London, Feith an Cheoil School of Music, B-Hybrid Dance, Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band, Jonathan O’Dea, EPIC Museum, Irish Film London.
Save the date – March 17th, live from 4pm at londonirishcentre.org
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