The great Browne's Irish Street Faire is this weekend! Whoohoo, says I!
I love this event because A. It reminds me of the old days of the Westport and Brookside Irish fests who would marry and give birth to the KC Irish Fest, and B. Because it's a festival I can go and enjoy and not work at.
There will be Irish Festers on hand, though, and working. Stop by our wee tent and see one of the attractive, pleasant and well groomed representatives of our Volunteer Committee. They'll be able to sign you up right there to join our smiling army of festies. It takes 1100 of you to sail this ship and we need you!
The Big Browne's Brouhaha (why don't people just let me name everything?) begins Friday at 6:00 PM with music from Flannigan's Right Hook, the Clanna Eirrann Celtic Dancers and The Driscoll School of Irish Dance followed by a screening of "Waking Ned Devine."
On Saturday, the Prestigious Paddy Party on Penn (I swear, I'm going into business as an event namer) continues from 4:00 to 11:00 with more music and dance from the likes of Scarlet Town,
The Driscoll School of Irish Dance,
St. Andrews Bagpipe Pipe Band, the
O'Riada-McCarty-Manning Academy of Irish Dance,
Eddie Delahunt, She's a Keeper, and The Elders.
Tickets for Friday are $8 at the gate. Saturday tickets are available at Browne's Irish Marketplace at 33rd and Penn and area Hen House markets. Saturday tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the gate - Children 12 and under are free.
I will see you there.