Celebration of Irish Music

March 17       7 PM - 8 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.



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