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Irish Music Festival Returns to Sunnyside for 7th Year Sunday, Starts After Parade

Irish Music Festival (QueensPost)

March 1, 2019 By Christian Murray

The seventh annual Irish Music Festival takes place in Sunnyside Sunday, immediately following the St. Pat’s for All parade.

The festival will feature live music and dancing at eight neighborhood bars, each part of Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars.

Each pub will host a band throughout the evening, and will offer food and drink specials.

Performers from the McManus School of Irish Dance and musicians from the County Armagh Pipes & Drums band will be making appearances at each venue over the course of the night.

The first bands and musical acts will begin at 3 p.m.

Musicians performing at 3 p.m. include Dave Fahy & Friends, who will play at The Courtyard Ale House, and John Malone, who will play at Bar 43. Other bands include JD & the Invisible Band at Jack’s Fire Dept.

More information on the musical lineup for the festival can be seen in the flyer below.

Past events have seen upwards of 300 to 400 people attend over the course of the night.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early and experience everything that the bars have to offer,” said Melissa Navia, the social media manager for Boulevard Bars.

This year the group aims to raise funds for Solace House, a suicide prevention and crisis intervention center based in the New York Irish Center in Long Island City.

For more information, visit Boulevard Bars Facebook event page

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Nobody is asking you to listen to it or attend.
But to be objective, is racist

El loco

You imbecile. You know what I meant. Get your head out of your rear end. Irish Music is great. I wish there was a bar in Sunnyside that played Irish music all year round.

Holden McGroin

I wonder what tunes from “the old sod” DJ Xavier, a Kerryman, will be playing. I suspect by the name of the pub “Arribe Arribe” probably slip jigs. Heard the owner of the place is from County Chile.


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