Town is all set to celebrate St. Patrick

BANBRIDGE District Council have promised fun all the way as they revealed the pland for the annual St Patrick’s Day Celebration in Solitude Park on Saturday March 16.

The craic kicks off at 2-4pm and will feature a host of performances and activities guaranteed to get you in the mood for a bit of a jig and a hoolie!

Fabulous folk group Bernagh will delight the crowds with their fantastic fusion of top class traditional music. Featuring influences from Scottish, Ulster-Scots and Irish roots the band add a bit of a sizzle to the mix with a dazzling dash of breton, Galician, asturian, eastern Europe, American blues, jazz, bluegrass, country, rock and Latin music which all mixes together to create a very unique sound.

To put a spring in your step there will also be traditional dance performances from the Bann Rhythm Irish Dancers and Closkelt Highland Dancers.

Other activities on the day will include face painting, balloon modellers, arts and crafts workshops, fun inflatables suitable for children and young people, circus workshop plus a superb selection of wacky walkabout characters.

The afternoon will also feature a spectacular banner procession featuring local children from the Brookfield and Edenderry areas of the district. The children have been involved in workshops learning about the life of St. Patrick and have created a selection of beautiful banners in honour of Ireland’s Patron Saint.

Admission to this super celebration, which is supported by Banbridge District Council Good Relations Programme, is free and everyone from the district and beyond is warmly welcome to come along and having a craic-ing good time.

For further information contact Banbridge District Council, Leisure and Development Department on T: 028 4066 0609 or go to the council website www.banbridge.gov.uk