There will be no shortage of Celtic music, live entertainment, green beer, traditional food and merriment in Parksville Qualicum Beach this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Here are a few ways to celebrate:
The Rocking Horse Pub in Nanoose Bay will have local group Celtic Chaos playing energetic traditional tunes both Friday and Saturday evenings, March 15 and 16, along with green beer, Irish fare and party favours. Tickets are $10 over the phone or from the bar. Visit www.rockinghorsepub.ca or call 250-468-1735 for more information.
Skewlines will be performing at the Errington Hall, a four-piece acoustic ensemble based on the Island. The group plays fiddle, mandolin, cittern, guitars, Uilleann (Irish & Northumbrian) bagpipes, flutes, various drums, and sing with multi-part harmonies. At the Hall they will play some good ol’ familiar tunes as well as some new numbers. It all happens March 16 from 8 to 10 p.m.. Tickets are $15, with proceeds being split between the group and Habitat For Humanity. Get tickets from Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, Heaven on Earth in Qualicum Beach or the Errington General Store.
Enjoy Celtic Reflections during The Old School House’s Music on Sunday, a special St. Patrick’s Day Concert March 17. Patrick and Patricia De Gabrielle will be entertaining, a multi-instrumental duo well practiced in Celtic Harp, classical guitar, mandolin, bass mandolin, Irish flute, Irish fiddle, percussion instruments, vocals and bass pedals. Celtic Reflections happens Sunday, March 17 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., admission is $16, $13 for members. Phone 250-752-6133 or visit www.theoldschoolhouse.org for more information.
Deez Bar and Grill in Qualicum Beach will be having a St. Patrick’s Day Party on March 17, hosted by DJ Rockin’ Donny T and Dee. There will be Irish tunes and sing alongs, Irish Trivia, door prizes, green beer and traditional fare. There’s no cover charge and the party starts at 2 p.m. For more information visit www.deezbarandgrill.com or call 250-752-8055.