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Out & About: St. Patrick’s Day 2020 events

  • Cellist Eric Wright, left, performs as a member of the folk quartet The Fretless, at Woodstock's Town Hall Theatre on Sunday.

Published: 3/9/2020 4:22:45 PM
Modified: 3/10/2020 11:13:04 AM

The Upper Valley is gearing up for St. Patrick’s Day with a variety of community dinners and concerts. Email additions and updates to

Friday, March 13

Concert: The Fretless in Woodstock

7:30-9:30 p.m.

Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, 31 The Green.


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a performance by The Fretless, a Canadian folk music group who divide their time between Toronto and Vermont. Consisting of violinists Trent Freeman, Karrnnel Sawitsky and Ben Plotnick, and cellist Eric Wright, the group won the Juno Award for Instrumental Album of the Year in 2017. $25, 15 and under free. 802-457-3981.

Saturday, March 14

Shamrock Shuffle road race in Lebanon

9 a.m.-noon.

Colburn Park, 51 N. Park St.

A 5K road race and one-mile fun run. Proceeds benefit the Lebanon Recreation park development program. $12.50-$22.50. Fun run is free. To register, go to 603-448-5121.

Concert: Liz and Dan Faiella in Sharon


2 p.m.

Seven Stars Arts Center, 5126 Route 14.

Folk duo Liz and Dan Faiella perform the traditional music of their Irish roots. $15. 802-763-2334.

St. Patrick’s Day dinner in White River Junction


4:30-6 p.m.

St. Anthony’s Church, 15 Church St.

Corned beef, red potatoes, carrots, cabbage, rutabaga, white onions, Irish soda bread, rye bread, rolls and butter, homemade pies and desserts, coffee, tea, milk and punch. Adults $12, children under age 12, $6. Call 802-356-3527 for takeout. No reservations.


Corned beef and cabbage dinner in Enfield

5-6:30 p.m.

Enfield Community Building, 308 Route 4.

Homemade pies for dessert. Takeout is available. Hosted by the Enfield-Mascoma Lioness Club. Adults $12, children 12 and under $7. 603-632-7356.


Corned beef and cabbage supper in Fairlee


5:30 p.m.

Community Church of Christ, 55 Town Common Road.


Takeout is available. $12. 802-333-9507.


Celtic music concert in Orford


7 p.m.

United Congregational Church of Orford, 617 Route 10.

Performances by Patty and Gil Williams and Mark Breen with Windrose. Admission is by donation. 802-757-3220.


Irish music and dance performance in New London


7-10 p.m.

Whipple Hall, 429 Main St.


Traditional step dance by the New Hampshire-based McGonagle School of Irish Dance, as well as a vocal performance. Admission: $18 adults, $10 students. For tickets, go to 603-526-4444.


An evening of Celtic music in Chelsea


7-9 p.m.

North Common Arts, 3 North Common.



Beth Telford on fiddle with vocals by Jennifer Curtin. $12-$15. 802-685-4699.


Concert: Woods Tea Company in Claremont

8 p.m.

Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square

Vermont-based folk group performs sea shanties, folk songs, Irish drinking songs, Celtic music and music with a spring theme. For tickets, call or visit $25. 603-542-4433.


Tuesday, March 17

Irish music in Lebanon

9 a.m.

Salt hill Pub, 2 W. Park St.

Performances by Bel Clare at 9 a.m., Footworks at noon, Atlantic Crossing at 4:30 p.m., O’hAnleigh at 9 p.m. 603-448-4532.

Irish music in Hanover


Salt hill Pub, 7 Lebanon St.

9 a.m.

Performances by Salt hill Ceili Band at 9 a.m., Bel Clare at noon, O’hAnleigh at 4:30 p.m., Celticladda at 8:30. 603-676-7855.

Irish music in West Lebanon

9 a.m.

Salt hill Pub, 5 Airport Road.

Performances by Jack Hickey at 9 a.m, O’hAnleigh at noon, Salt hill Ceili Band at 5 p.m. 603-298-5566.

Irish music in Newport

Salt hill Pub, 58 Main St.

9 a.m.

Performances by Atlantic Crossing at 9 a.m., Salt hill Ceili Band at noon, Celticladda at 4:30 p.m., Jack Hickey at 8 p.m. 603-863-7774.

Irish music in Newbury, N.H.

Salt hill Pub Shanty, 1407 Route 103.

Performances by O’hAnleigh at 9 a.m., Atlantic Crossing at 1 p.m., Bel Clare at 5 p.m., Great Bay Sailor at 8 p.m. 603-763-2670.

Saturday, March 21


Corned beef and cabbage dinner in West Fairlee


5-6:30 p.m.

West Fairlee Congregational Church, 954 Route 113.


Served family style. Dedicated to the memory of Mike Pomeroy. Adults $15, ages 7-10 $7, under 7 free. 802-685-3141.

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