|14 March 2000|
|Cead Mile Failte St Patricks Day Hits the City|
Oxford Terrace will be sea of green on the 17th March when three Irish bands and four Irish dance schools take to the stage. The Guinness sponsored St Patricks Day celebrations will feature two shows, a lunchtime concert from 12.00pm to 2.00pm, and evening event from 5.00pm to 9.00pm.
The Christchurch City Council Leisure produced lunchtime segment (12.00pm to 2.00pm) is a two-hour celebration of Irish culture. Local Irish band Shebeen will feature alongside four of Christchurchs top dance schools; ONeill School of Dance, Kay-Hallissey School Of Dance, the Gaelic Dancers and Tralee.
Shebeen is a five-piece Christchurch based band that combines the traditional Irish sounds of the Fiddle, Flute and whistle with the solid driving rhythm of Drum, Bass and Guitar. The influences for their music range from the ballads of Christy Moore to Van Morrison, the Waterboys and the driving rock influence of the Oyster band and The Levellers.
At 5.00pm, Those Two Guys, will kickstart the evening celebrations on the Terrace. Their performance will be followed by entertainment from the popular local Irish pub band Grandads Axe.
The days celebrations are sponsored by Guinness New Zealand and produced by Christchurch City Council Leisure (lunchtime performance) and the Terrace Bars Committee (evening performance).
Concert details Venue Bridge of Remembrance end of City Mall Date Friday 17 March 2000 Times 12.00pm to 2.00pm and 5.00pm to 9.00pm
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