Celebration of Irish Music
March 17 7 PM -
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Windsor Historical
Society and enjoy a toe-tapping performance of
traditional Irish music with some Irish soda bread and
apple cider! On
March 17th, at 7:00 p.m., flautist
Melanie Chirignan and harpist Haley Hewitt will bring
dance tunes and beloved ballads such as “Danny Boy”,
“When Irish Eyes are Smiling”, “Molly Malone”, “Salley
Garden” and “Wild Irish Rose” to the Society. Sheets
with lyrics to the songs will be provided so everyone
can sing along. Chirignan and Hewitt are Hartt School of
Music students who love sharing the joy, spirit, and
heartfelt emotion of Irish music with their audiences.
They will intersperse their performance with commentary
on their instruments and the music they perform.
Society Director Christine Ermenc will start of the program
by lending a bit of perspective on what drew the Irish to
Windsor. Her ten minute Powerpoint will feature images of
the Windsor Locks Canal which drew many Irish to this
region, the paper and textile mills in Poquonock which
provided jobs for Irish immigrants, Irish grocery stores,
Catholic churches, and well- Known Windsor residents of
Irish descent like teacher Inez Searle and Constable Maurice
Kennedy. Then, it’s on to the music! This program is
partially supported by the Connecticut Commission on Culture
and Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Cost for the program is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and
students, and $4 for Windsor Historical Society members.
Anyone wearing green gets a $1 discount! Parking is
available in the Windsor Discovery Center and First Church
parking lots and around Palisado Green.