Happy St. Patrick’s Day to one and all!

It’s been a busy few days for us all here at the Culture office to start the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The Irish Pensioners’ Choir had the pleasure of taking part in the Irish Embassy and TFL project ‘St. Patrick’s on the Underground’ and performed a busking slot in Tottenham Court Road tube station. The atmosphere was buzzing and the choir sang up a storm!

Thank you to everyone who stopped and listened, joined in, supported us and donated. All donations will go to the Irish Elderly Advice Network in helping them continue their work with the older Irish community in the UK.


We were also very privileged to be able to take part in the finale of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Trafalgar Square along with members of the Ceiliuradh choir and the house band. The performance, conducted by Richard Swan of London City Voices, was a great success and had the whole crowd singing along with us. What an experience it was!

Here’s a little clip of us enjoying the vibe backstage

Thank you to everyone who took part and helped to make it happen.

And finally, last night staff from both the Irish Elderly Advice Network and the Irish Elders Culture Office had the pleasure of attending the St. Patrick’s Day Reception at the Embassy of Ireland hosted by Ambassador of Ireland to Great Britain Dan Mulhall and Greta Mulhall.

The room was full to the brim with people enjoying the atmosphere, the shamrocks, and the St. Patrick’s Day buzz. What a fantastic few days it’s been already, and we haven’t even reached St. Patrick’s Day yet!

Happy St. Patrick’s to one and all, I hope yours is as lively and fun filled as ours has already been!


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