Fantastic line up of events to celebrate St Patrick's Day in Mid Ulster

St Patrick’s Day celebrations will go virtual this year with a fantastic programme of events by Mid Ulster District Council’s Burnavon Theatre, the Hill of the O’Neill and Ranfurly House.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:15 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:16 am

Current restrictions mean that celebrations will take place online, but with arts and crafts, Irish dancing and musical performances, there is something for everyone to enjoy from the comfort of their own home.

Audiences can tune into Facebook and YouTube from 12noon next Wednesday.

Firstly, the Hill of The O’Neill and Ranfurly House will run a series of craft workshops, starting with St. Patrick’s Day Themed Nature Land Art’.

The very popular Malachi Cush who will be taking part in the virtual celebrations.

One for the whole family, this workshop starts with a nature walk and an exciting scavenger hunt for the materials needed. After collecting natural items like pinecones, rocks, sand and rushes, the crafty fun can begin. Then your little ones can try their hands at the

‘Paper Plate Craft Workshop’ and ‘Rainbow Art Workshop’, where a pot of gold will be created at the end of a colourful rainbow.

Musical entertainment will then begin at 4pm with a virtual concert by the Muddlers Club, followed by a dance performance from prize winning dancers,

The Carroll School of Irish dancers who will perform a mixture of jigs, reels and hornpipes at 4.30pm.

Celebrations will then move to the Burnavon’s Facebook and YouTube pages at 6pm, for a musical performance by Donaghmore’s Malachi Cush to close the day, live from the Burnavon Stage for the first time in one year.

With more than ten years experience in the music industry Malachi continues to stir the hearts of his audiences and will be joined by special guests Plunkett McGartland, Matthew Campbell and Ruairí Stewart.

So, it’s one of those shows not to be missed on this very special, and very different, St Patrick’s Day. Remember to tune in next Wednesday.

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