St. Patrick’s Day Concert

Tuesday, March 17          7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


On March 17th, at 7:00 p.m., we had originally asked you to join us for a special St. Patrick’s Day concert with Celtic folk duo Bruce and Sandy Hedman of Tara’s Thistle.  Today, we heard that illness will prevent the Hedmans from being with us.  At the very last minute, Molly McLaughlin, flutist and Jeffrey Friedman, guitarist have heroically stepped in to keep Irish music happening at Windsor Historical Society on St. Patrick’s Day.  Molly McLaughlin, a graduate of the Hartt School of Music will perform on flute and Irish whistle.  She plays with The Celtic Knots, has toured with Jethro Tull, and will share her knowledge of Irish music traditions and traditional instruments.  Her partner Jeffrey Friedman will talk about St. Patrick’s Day and how it has evolved as well as performing engaging Irish tunes.

Beverly Garvan, a descendent of one of Windsor’s first Irish families in town, has arranged a case display of Irish artifacts, family memorabilia and postcards that will be on view for the evening.

Society Director Christine Ermenc will lend a bit of perspective on what drew the Irish to Windsor by showing 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, images of Irish grocery stores, Catholic churches, and well-known Windsor residents of Irish descent like teacher Inez Searle and Constable Maurice Kennedy.   Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us and enjoy Irish soda bread, baked goods and apple cider. 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.



Windsor Historical Society       96 Palisado Avenue       Windsor, CT 06095  


Tel:  860-688-3813

Fax:  (860) 687-1633




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