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  • GROTE MARKT - O'CASEY'S - THE IRISH CLUB PRESENTS
    ST. PATRICKS DAY

    ⭐Irish music ⭐ dancing ⭐ food ⭐ six nations rugby LIVE ⭐

  • Saturday March 17 2018
    12PM - 11PM
    Grote Markt Den Haag

  • Come join us for the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day "Drowning of the Shamrock" celebration in The Netherlands!

  • Every year on March 17th the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick's Day.  For the 8th year running, the Grote Markt Den Haag proudly welcome you to join in The Netherlands celebration in cooperation with the Irish Club Netherlands and Den Haag GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association).

    Enjoy traditional Irish Food in the local cafes, on stage be in awe of the Irish Step Dancers, shake a leg to the live bands and of course - endless pints of Guinness on tap to keep you dancing.

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  • Music

  • More Power To Your Elbow

    More Power To your Elbow are an eight piece international Celtic rock folk band we’ve invited over from the Irish Mid Ulster area. They’ve just celebrated their 25th year on the road. This extraordinary bunch of musicians have entertained audiences the world over with their lively energetic set of jigs, reels and songs. Always lively and red hot, their unique brand of Celtic rock has enthralled thousands. Let’s get the ‘craic’ going!

    ⭐ SHOWTIME ⭐ 8 PM
    FRIDAY 16  - O'CASSEY'S        

    ⭐ SHOWTIME ⭐ 9.45 PM
    SATURDAY 17 - GROTE MARKT 

     

  • Olcan Masterson & Friends

    Those familiar with Sandro Bruti’s Dramtune whiskey tastings (also present at this year’s celebration!), may have had the pleasure of hearing Olcan Masterson in action before. As a Dramtune ‘house friend’ we know we’re in for a session of great music with mr. Masterson and his friends. Proud to announce that we are inviting him over from Ireland – the man who masters the whistle like few others in the country! The master whistler is accompanied by accordeonist/fisherman Victor Alexander, Rosey McCabe on the Irish Harp and singer/guitarist Eamonn Loughran. 

    SHOWTIME ⭐ 12 PM
    SATURDAY 17 - GROTE MARKT

    SATURDAY 17 - HOENDER EN HOP
    8 PM & 9.15 PM

  • Devil in the Kitchen

    A Scottish-Dutch duo with a big heart for Irish & Scottish folk tunes! Any show of these two ends up in a magical, enchanting party of pub songs, ballads, jigs & reels with a shot of rock’n’roll. Get ready for a wild joyride on the fiddle, whistles, bouzouki & bodhran. Passion, humor & general good times guaranteed!

    ⭐ SHOWTIME ⭐ 2PM
    SATURDAY 17 - GROTE MARKT

  • Acting the Maggot

    Traditional Irish folk music with a popular sound, brought to you on the accordion, banjo, tin whistle, violin, guitars and drums. In a festive flurry of all your favorites by The Dubliners, The Pogues, Flogging Molly and The Fureys, this band encourages us all to start fooling around – aka to act the maggot!

    ⭐ SHOWTIME ⭐ 6.20 PM
    SATURDAY 17 - GROTE MARKT 

    ⭐ SHOWTIME ⭐ 9PM
    SATURDAY 17 - O'CASSEYS

     

  • Riverflow

    ‘Sheep folk’, ‘confetti folk’, ‘punkfolk’, 'folkabilly', 'ska folk' and 'feastfolk – this 6-piece Irish folk band has heard it all before. They don’t mind – they know that whatever label is put on them, people are going to have a good time. Heavily influenced by the Pogues en Dubliners sounds, they blend catchy Irish folk with their own musical backgrounds. Result: the party level during their performances go far over any Richter’s scale.

    ⭐SHOWTIME⭐8.30PM  
    SATURDAY 17 - GROTE MARKT 

  • Dramtune whisky & tunes

    We're pleased to announce that Dramtune Whisky Tasting will be on board again this year! Come by at Sandro Bruti's for a taste of some great whiskies, a good story and a special concert of Olcan Masterson & Friends around 8 and 9 PM. 

    The entrance is free and the whisky tasting is optional so no reservations are needed, there will be a wide range of single malt whisky but also some matured Rum and special Grappa….all other drinks and a variety of lovely food can be ordered at the Hoender & Hop counter. 

    ⭐SHOWTIME⭐7 PM
    SATURDAY 17 - BLAUWE KAMER

     

     

  • Afterparty with Circle J

    After the lights go out, we huddle together in de Zwarte Ruiter for some seriously sweaty afterpartying. We’re in excellent hands: Circle J’s stomping folk-infused punk and sing-along folktales have been a sure-fire recipe for heavy partying, drinking, dancing and assorted acts of mayhem. Sharpen your axes, put on your dancin’ boots and join the Mighty Circle J for a fine bout of folkpunk frenzy.

    ⭐SHOWTIME⭐11.30PM
    SATERDAY 17 - DE ZWARTE RUITER

  • Irish Dance

  • Redmond School of Irish dancing Holland

    This school is one of a kind and this year we are happy to have them on stage. The school offers Irish dancing to all ages and levels and travels around Europe to perform their traditional Irish dancing skills. On Saint Paddy’s they’ll leave you in awe with their true Irish dance!

    ⭐ SHOWTIME ⭐ 3 PM
    SATERDAY 17  - GROTE MARKT 

  • Kilkenny School of Irish Dancing,The Netherlands

    The in The Hague-based school teaches Irish dance to all ages, starting from only four years old. With achievements as numerous championship titles and their dancers reaching a semi-final place in the tv-show ‘Holland’s Got Talent’, you will definitely be stunned by their performance here at the Grote Markt. Feel free to dance along!

    SHOWTIME ⭐ 7.30 PM
    SATERDAY 17 - GROTE MARKT

  • Celtic Swing School of Irish Dancing

    At the Irish Dance Academy Celtic Swing, over a 100 students from all ages are taught the ropes, both solo as in groups. Dancers regularly have the opportunity to compete at international competitions in the Netherlands and abroad. Their enthusiastic show groups have performed several shows at theaters, and frequently give workshops and performances for various events. There's always something going on at Celtic Swing!

    ⭐SHOWTIME ⭐ 1 PM
    SATERDAY 17 - GROTE MARKT 

  • Kira Show Group & Redmond School of irish Dancing

    Irish dancing group Kyra was founded in 2005 by a couple of dancers of the Redmond School of Irish Dancing, and the two groups are still closely connected. Their joint Ceili show group won the 2008 European championship and Kyra's dancers have yearly been competing in European and world tournaments ever since. They wow the judges with their exciting combinations of jigs, reels, hornpipes and setdances and will set your hearts on fire just the same!

    ⭐SHOWTIME ⭐ 3 PM
    SATERDAY 17 - GROTE MARKT

     


  • St. Patrick is the patron Saint and National Apostle of Ireland and credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. What began as a Catholic Church feast day in the 1600's has evolved into a secular celebration of Irish culture and one of the biggest worldwide parties on the calendar. Plan on wearing green as St. Patrick used the shamrock in his teachings about Catholicism. The colour to wear on this day? Green! The colour of the shamrock (klavertje) that St. Patrick used in his teachings is the only colour that will make sure you won’t get pinched by leprechauns.

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