St Patrick’s Day is less than a month away and with parades and celebrations held all over the world the time has come to channel your inner Irishman (or woman) and get stuck into some serious partying!

The opportunity to throw on our best green attire, paint our faces with four leaved clovers and drink way too much Guinness, is one that has become too good to miss!

With St Patricks day festivities now a worldwide celebration, March 17th is one of the most anticipated dates in the calendar!

If you love the craic and are taking part in some St Patricks day merriment or planning your own good old Irish shindig, then we have a few entertainment ideas that will make your celebration one awesome party!

Irish or Celtic Band

For a genuine St Paddy’s day atmosphere, many people choose to hire Irish Bands or Ceilidh Bands to bring an authentic taste of the Emerald Isle to their festivities.

Celtic bands are in huge demand over the St Patricks day period, with their mix of traditional Irish ballads and rousing floor fillers.

Bands make great entertainment at any time of the day, with many coming in a variety of line-ups, from duos to full bands. Perfect whether your event is an afternoon party or a raucous evening of Irish themed fun!

There’s nothing like the sound of fiddles and bagpipes to get you painting the town green and with many themed bands also including rock and pop songs in their repertoire, there will be no shortage of musical entertainment.

So, whether you are an Irish music novice or Ceilidh aficionado, booking a Celtic themed band will have everyone dancing the Irish jig!

Fancy Dress

One of the best things about a celebration, parade or any kind of party, is that it is so much fun to dress up! St Patricks day is probably the best time of year (apart from Halloween) to really go all out and dress to impress! Give yourself a St Patricks day makeover by choosing a themed outfit or fancy- dress costume. With a huge variety of outfits to choose, from Irish kilts and traditional Irish costumes, to lucky leprechauns and green top hats, you can get the luck of the Irish on side and party green style!

Irish/Ceili Dancers

A traditional Irish dance is a great addition to any St Patricks day party or celebration, and its unique style makes it an integral part of Irish culture. The popularity and influence of Irish dancing has spread far and wide over the years, just think Michael Flatley and Riverdance!

With a wide variety of styles including reels, hornpipe and jigs, Irish dancing can be performed as a solo, pair or group, and is a fabulous talking point for any St Patrick’s day celebration. And with the term ceili referring to “a social gathering featuring Irish dancing and music”, booking themed dancers for your St Patricks day party is entertainment that will have everyone kicking up their heels and dancing an Irish jig!

Violinist/Fiddler

The Irish fiddle is one of the most important instruments in a traditional repertoire of Irish music. With its style of fast, snappy reels and jigs, its presence is very common in pubs across Ireland.

Hiring a violinist or fiddler for your St Patrick’s Day celebrations is ideal for bringing that upbeat folk sound to your party and booking a solo musician or an acoustic duo is a great space saver for smaller venues. Combining traditional Irish, English and Celtic classics with modern day favourites, this is music guaranteed to get your hands clapping and your feet stomping!

Suitable for literally any type of St Patricks day celebration, this is the ideal entertainment for pubs, clubs, parades and home entertaining.

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