On Sunday, March 12, for just one day, Deutsches Haus will be ceremonially handed over to the Irish to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. This will be a celebration of the traditional culture of Ireland as well as a recognition of the Irish-German families that are a integral part of New Orleans. Doors open at 11 am.
The event includes a number of traditional dance groups, bag pipers, and traditional Irish music and musicians. The Haus kitchen will be preparing traditional Irish food including cabbage and bacon with parsley sauce, cottage pie, potato/leek/bacon soup with dark brown soda bread (plus nuggets and fries for the kids) for sale starting around 1:30pm.
This is a kid-friendly event with children encouraged to participate in the dancing, music and singing all afternoon. Free and open to the public.
Doors open at 11 am, and the opening ceremony begins at noon. Between noon and 4:30, there will be the Ryan School of Irish Dance, musicians doing traditional jigs and reels, sing-alongs, the Muggavin School of Irish Dance and an end-the-day event with singers performing a set of Irish standards.
Later that evening, at 5:30, we are proud to present Beth Patterson in concert. Beth, born in Lafayette, studied music at University College, Cork. Later she helped found the Poor Clares musical group and performed at Jazz Fests and appears regularly at Irish festivals and pubs around the country. Tickets for her concert can be purchased at the Haus ticket page.