April 13, 2024


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St. Patrick’s Day in Vermont means lots of arts, entertainment events

We call the holiday St. Patrick’s Day, but why limit the celebration of lively Irish culture to just one day? It makes a lot more sense to let the party take over the better part of a month that’s already filled with a satchel full of arts-and-entertainment events.

With that said, here’s a look at some of the Celtic arts-and-entertainment events in Vermont that start in early March and continue right through the big day itself on March 17. The Irish are known for a great many things – dance, song and theater among them – and all of those artistic disciplines are reflected on this list of 10 of the most-worthy events for 2024. Most, but not all, are connected with the annual Burlington Irish Heritage Festival. Sláinte!

The traditional Irish band Danú

Danú visits Barre Opera House

7 p.m. Sunday, March 3, two weeks of Irish arts events start with a concert by the traditional Irish band Danú, Barre Opera House. $28-$42. www.barreoperahouse.org

Irish sessions at St. John’s Club

6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 13, just like you’d find in communities large and small in Ireland itself, Irish music sessions that welcome musicians to bring their own instruments so they can join in the jam session take place at the St. John’s Club, Burlington. Free www.burlingtonirishheritage.org