Friday, February 14

The Commitments & Once the Musical Performing at St Patrick's Day Celebrations this Sunday

The casts of The Commitments and Once the musical are performing at the Mayor of London's St Patrick's Day celebrations on Sunday 16th  March.  You can see them on the Main Stage: 13:30-13:50 - The Commitments and  15:00-15:20 - Once The Musical.

It is a free festival with the Parade starting at noon at Hyde Park Corner and going through Piccadilly, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. The Festival in Trafalgar Square is from midday to 6:00 pm

Riverdance International Irish Dancing will kick-off their 20th anniversary tour with a special performance on the main stage in Trafalgar Square, with The Commitments, Kila Irish folk group and a packed line up which includes live music, top comedy, film, dance and  Irish food.

The London Irish Comedy Festival Marquee will host some of Ireland’s established and emerging comedians including Aisling Bea, winner of The Gilded Balloon's So You Think You're Funny award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012 and Jarlath Regan, one of the most prolific Irish stand-up comedians of the past 10 years.

The St Patrick's Day Film Festival will take place throughout the afternoon at The Prince Charles Cinema near Leicester Square and this year is the first St Patrick's Day Ballroom Dance to the sounds of live Irish bands in Westminster Cathedral Hall from 2:00pm – 6:00pm.

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