SAINT PATRICKS DAY CELEBRATION

COME CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF IRELAND AT OUR ANNUAL 


SAINT PATRICKS DAY PARTY !!

SUNDAY MARCH 16th   
 $15 in advance / $18 at the door
 
Featuring
NOONDAY FEAST
THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDERS
BOB HINKLE
IRISH SESSION PLAYERS
plus Irish Cuisine available for purchase 


The party kicks off at 5:30 with Irish-themed family activities, including the the famous potato roll. At 6:30 an optional Irish dinner catered by Black Mountain Bistro will be served, followed at 7:15 by an evening of musical entertainment.


Headliners Noonday Feast take their name from an Irish jig, highlighting the group’s base in Celtic music. Their influences also include folk, blues and light rock, all of which can be heard in their arrangements of traditional and original material. Ryan Kurczak is a veteran of Asheville Irish sessions and plays mandolin, octave mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar and bass with Noonday Feast.Linda Go, familiar to fans in the Asheville area as a singer and songwriter, brings her skills on mandolin and bodhran to the mix. Violinist Marilia Trevisanialso sings, as does bouzouki and guitar player Tim Potts. The band has been gigging steadily in local venues since forming in 2013, and is currently spending time in the recording studio. 

Doug and Darcy Orr, who with folk stalwarts Joe and Karen Holbert make up The Southern Highlanders, have put down deep roots in the community. While serving as President of Warren Wilson College, Doug Orr established the nationally celebrated Swannanoa Gathering traditional music camps, raising the profile of the Asheville area on the folk music scene and attracting world class talent. He’s working a book connecting Scots and Irish musical traditions with Appalachia, co-authoring the work with “Thistle and Shamrock” radio host Fiona Ritchie. The Southern Highlanders will feature Irish material from their large repertoire for this special St. Patrick’s Day show. 

White Horse owner Bob Hinkle has been known to tell an Irish joke from the stage, but he’s also a veteran performer in his own right. His voice, guitar and wit have been a welcome addition to many White Horse shows. And no Irish evening would be complete without the sound of flutes, whistles, fiddles and concertinas spinning out lively jigs and reels. The White Horse hosts Irish music every Tuesday night, and some of the regulars will play an authentic Irish tune session to kick off the concert.