St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Take in some authentic Celtic sounds on St. Pat's Day at the Park...

What: Celtic Reflections-A St. Patrick's Celebration
When: Wednesday, March 17 (7:30-9:30PM)
Where: Fort Edmonton Park (7000-143 St.)

IF you're like me and are in search of an alternative to heading out to your local Irish pub on St. Patrick's Day...again...then you might wanna check out Celtic Reflections-A St. Patrick's Celebration.

$25 gets you a ticket into Fort Edmonton Park (Clerks' Quarters), where The McDades (and special guest John Twill) will put on a show fit for the special day.

Known deservingly as Edmonton's "First Family of Celtic Music," The McDades is fronted by contemporary musician and jazz moonlighter Terry McDade. His children Shannon Johnson (vocals, violin) and Jeremiah McDade (vocals, fiddle, saxophone) round out the 36-year-old outfit, which have previously performed at Vancouver Expo '86, the Commonwealth Games, and for members of the British Royal Family.

There have been line-up and name changes over the years, but the current Juno-winning trio have been perfecting the Celtic experience since 2000.

The 2-hour event will also include complimentary desserts and refreshments, and for about an hour before showtime guests are welcome to stroll through the Trade Store and Rowand House. A cash bar will also be open.

You must pre-register for the St. Patty's Day show by calling 311 (780-442-5311 if you're from outside of Edmonton). For more information, directions and parking accessability visit the Park's official website or call 311.

In case you're unfamiliar with The McDades' music, we've posted a video below featuring the family group performing "The Whistleblower" live at Calgary's Jack Singer Hall, in 2006.

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