Live Music Events during the Manchester Irish Festival 2012

Cornerstone Fundraising night with Dusty Young and Joe Casserley DJ

Friday 2nd March 2012

St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield

starts: 8:00pm

Fundraising night

  • Admission: Tickets £2.50 in Advance. Door £5

Tradfest launch with Manchester Irish Festival Battle of Bands winners

Friday 2nd March 2012

Farmers Arms, Burnage

starts: 8:00pm

The winners of this years competition and runners up officially open this years Tradfest

  • Admission: Free

The Davitt Concert

Friday 2nd March 2012

Irish World Heritage Centre

starts: 8:15pm

With musicians Debbie Garvey, Steve Johnston, Dónal Maguire, Mike McGoldrick, Emma Sweeney and special guest singer Dick Gaughan

  • Admission: £10.00

O'Sheas Irish Festival launch with Green Hot Clover

Friday 2nd March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Council of Irish Associations Manchester Annual Dinner Dance

Saturday 3rd March 2012

Irish World Heritage Centre

starts: 7:30pm

Annual Dinner and Dance, with Entertainment by the legendary Dermot Hegarty

  • Admission: £25 includes meal and entertainment

Bob Dylan & Clancy Brothers tribute night

Saturday 3rd March 2012

M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme

starts: 7:30pm

Concert takes place in the first floor acoustic room of the venue

  • Admission: £3 adv, £5 doors

Pat Jordan and Finians Rainbow

Saturday 3rd March 2012

English Martyr’s Parish Centre, Chorlton

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission: £5

Manchester Irish Festival Tradfest concert with Mixi Toal and friends

Saturday 3rd March 2012

The Union Inn, Levenshulme

starts: 9:00pm

Enjoy a free night of traditional Irish music with Mixi Toal and friends

  • Admission: Free

Sean McSherry

Saturday 3rd March 2012

The Talbot Catholic Club, Eccles

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

The Craickers

Saturday 3rd March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission:

Mike Harding: Me, A Guitar and Some More Daft Stuff

Sunday 4th March 2012

The Lowry, Salford Quays

starts: 8:00pm

After 15 years concentrating on writing and broadcasting, fell walking and fly-fishing, ‘the grandfather of alternative comedy’ returns to his roots – with a vengeance!

  • Admission: £16

Skirm

Sunday 4th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission:

‘Ladies Day’ Irish themed Spring Lunch

Wednesday 7th March 2012

Players Restaurant, Marriott Hotel

starts: 11:00am

‘Ladies Day’ Irish themed Spring Lunch with Irish fashions, stalls, traditional Irish music and a raffle.

  • Admission:

Full Irish Live Radio broadcast with Joe Casserley & the Full Irish Team followed by Irish session

Wednesday 7th March 2012

The Union Inn, Levenshulme

starts: 6:30pm

Come along and meet the presenters behind Manchester's award winning radio show

  • Admission: Free

Manchester Irish Festival UK Première of New York Music Documentary - Beautiful People

Wednesday 7th March 2012

M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme

starts: 7:00pm

VIP drinks reception sponsored by Guinness

  • Admission: Email pressmif@gmail.com to win a free pair of tickets

Launch night for Cask Ale Festival at O'Brien's Irish Bar

Thursday 8th March 2012

Albert Square

starts: 12:00pm

This is the launch night for the festival's Cask ale festival and entertainment tent

  • Admission: Free

Live Music with Mark & John

Thursday 8th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

The Festival's official after show party at O'Brien's Irish Bar

Friday 9th March 2012

Albert Square

starts: 12:00pm

This is the venue for the official after show party for the festivals Town Hall reception

  • Admission: Free

Live music from Ronan from The Whole Shebang

Friday 9th March 2012

Chorlton Irish Club

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission: contact venue for admission details

Reel Rhythms Showcase

Friday 9th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Green Hot Clover at O'Brien's Irish Bar on Albert Square

Saturday 10th March 2012

Albert Square

starts: 12:00pm

Coverage of the Ireland V Scotland 6 Nations Rugby on the big screen. Post-match live Irish music continues with ‘Green Hot Clover’

  • Admission: Free

Pre St Patricks Evening Celebrations on Saturday 10th March 2012

Saturday 10th March 2012

Red Hall Hotel, Bury

starts: 6:00pm

Five Couse Diinner & Irish entertainment

  • Admission: £39.95 per person

YGG Irish Music & Dance Concert with The Reel Deal and Shake the Barley

Saturday 10th March 2012

M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme

starts: 7:30pm

Part of the Mayo weekend sponsored by Manchester-Mayo Tourism and Business Group

  • Admission: £5 adv, £7 doors

Irish Music Night with Lockin

Saturday 10th March 2012

The Horseshoe, Levenshulme

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission:

Tradfest Shillelagh Irish/Folk band

Saturday 10th March 2012

Farmers Arms, Burnage

starts: 8:00pm

A night of traditional Irish Music

  • Admission: Free

Live Music

Saturday 10th March 2012

English Martyr’s Parish Centre, Chorlton

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Pre Parade Party.

Saturday 10th March 2012

The Crown, Central Manchester

starts: 8:00pm

Pre parade party with DJ Kev.

  • Admission: Free

Manchester Martyrs Monument Fundraising Dance

Saturday 10th March 2012

St Annes Parish Social Centre, Stretford

starts: 8:30pm

  • Admission: £3 adv, £4 door, £5 after 11pm

Manchester Irish Festival Tradfest concert with Innisfree

Saturday 10th March 2012

The Union Inn, Levenshulme

starts: 9:00pm

One of the festivals favourite traditional Irish bands

  • Admission: free

Jimmy Docherty and Andy Dinan

Saturday 10th March 2012

Waxy O'Connor's, Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: Free

Green Hot Clover

Saturday 10th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Parade Party at O'Brien's Irish Bar

Sunday 11th March 2012

Albert Square

starts: 12:00pm

Live music before and after the parade, continuing into the evening

  • Admission: Free

O’Sheas Parade Day Party

Sunday 11th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 12:30pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Parade Day Party.

Sunday 11th March 2012

The Crown, Central Manchester

starts: 2:00pm

Parade Day party with Belfast Boy, Jonathan Young.

  • Admission: Free

Jimmy Docherty and Andy Dinan plus The Roving Crows

Sunday 11th March 2012

Waxy O'Connor's, Manchester

starts: 3:00pm

  • Admission: free

St Patrick's Post Parade Tradfest with Steven Doyle

Sunday 11th March 2012

The Union Inn, Levenshulme

starts: 4:00pm

Fantastic afternon of Irish Country music played by Steven Doyle

  • Admission: Free

YGG Free Post Parade Tradfest Party

Sunday 11th March 2012

M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme

starts: 4:00pm

A free afternoon of Irish music & dance with Celtic Rock band 'Peel Your Own Spuds' & Special Guests sponsored by Manchester-Mayo Tourism & Business group

  • Admission: Free sponsored by Manchester-Mayo group

Post Parade Irish Sessions

Sunday 11th March 2012

Chorlton Irish Club

starts: 6:00pm

  • Admission: contact venue for admission details

UK Debut of Ivernia - Manchester based Irish Music Orchestra

Sunday 11th March 2012

Manchester Cathedral

starts: 7:30pm

Ivernia is a collection of some of the UK's finest classicaly trained Irish Musicians

  • Admission: £10

Steven Doyle

Sunday 11th March 2012

Farmers Arms, Burnage

starts: 8:30pm

International singer songwriter Steven Doyle will play a Post Parade Party

  • Admission: FREE

Traditional Irish Music Classes with Tara O'Carolan CCE every Monday

Monday 12th March 2012

Chorlton Irish Club

starts: 6:30pm

Traditional Irish Music Classes with Tara O'Carolan CCE

  • Admission:

Irish Community Care over 50's group - Irish Social

Wednesday 14th March 2012

Irish World Heritage Centre

starts: 12:30pm

  • Admission: Free

The Dubliners 50th Anniversary Concert

Wednesday 14th March 2012

Opera House, Central Manchester

starts: 7:30pm

The Dubliners are one of the festival’s favourite bands. They return this year to play this special Anniversary concert to celebrate their 50th anniversary

  • Admission: £18.00 - £23.50

Tradfest Irish Session sponsored by Guinness with Grace Kelly & Friends

Wednesday 14th March 2012

The Union Inn, Levenshulme

starts: 8:00pm

Irish session

  • Admission: Free

'Benidorm Nites'

Wednesday 14th March 2012

The Crown, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

Dance the night away with Johnathan Young and Clive Allen

  • Admission: FREE

Sinead O’Connor in Concert

Thursday 15th March 2012

Manchester Cathedral

starts: 7:30pm

Iconic Irish singer-songwriter and performer Sinead O’Connor plays a special festival concert to promote new album

  • Admission: £25

Irish Trad Night

Thursday 15th March 2012

Chorlton Irish Club

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission: contact venue for admission details

Live music with Mark & John

Thursday 15th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Party Night with 12 Strings.

Thursday 15th March 2012

The Crown, Central Manchester

starts: 8:00pm

Party night with 12 Strings playing all your favourites.

  • Admission: Free

MRSN charity FUNdraiser with the Ivy Leaf Ceilidh Band

Friday 16th March 2012

Chorlton Irish Club

starts: 7:30am

Manchester Refugee Support Network FUNdraiser - Irish music and dancing

  • Admission: Tickets: £7 / £5 in Advance or £8 /£6 on the door

Special FX with NAYMEDICI

Friday 16th March 2012

Royal Exchange Theatre Company

starts: 6:00pm

Irish Music at Royal Exchange

  • Admission: Free

St Patrick's Eve Tradfest with Claire Mooney & Special guests

Friday 16th March 2012

M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme

starts: 8:00pm

Special guests include the Moving House band & Dave Puller

  • Admission: £3 adv, £5 doors

REEL RHYTHMS Dance troupe and Shake the Barley

Friday 16th March 2012

The Horseshoe, Levenshulme

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission: Free

Manchester Irish Festival St Patrick's Eve Tradfest with Crazy Folk

Friday 16th March 2012

Farmers Arms, Burnage

starts: 8:00pm

Celebrate St Patrick's Eve with Crazy Folk a Five Piece Celtic Rock Band

  • Admission: Free

Celtic Vibes

Friday 16th March 2012

The Crown, Central Manchester

starts: 8:00pm

Traditional Irish folk group Celtic Vibes.

  • Admission: FREE

Gerry Diver's Speech Project

Friday 16th March 2012

The Met, Bury

starts: 8:00pm

A ground-breaking collection of new musical works by Gerry Diver inspired by and incorporating recordings of the spoken word of seminal Irish folk musicians

  • Admission: £12

St Patrick's Eve special with The Last Drop

Friday 16th March 2012

Cassidy's Irish Bar, Heaton Moor

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: Free

St Patrick's Eve with Peter McCluskey

Friday 16th March 2012

The Talbot Catholic Club, Eccles

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Green Hot Clover

Friday 16th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

St. Patrick's Day non stop party

Saturday 17th March 2012

The Union Inn, Levenshulme

starts: 11:00am

Live Sport all day plus Irish Music session 3-5pm & 7-9pm & massive Irish Disco til late

  • Admission: Free

Chorlton Irish Club St Patrick's Day celebrations

Saturday 17th March 2012

Chorlton Irish Club

starts: 11:30am

  • Admission:

St Patrick’s Day Breakfast with Live Irish Music

Saturday 17th March 2012

St Marys Parish Centre, Levenshulme

starts: 12:00pm

  • Admission: £5

St Patrick's Day Party

Saturday 17th March 2012

Farmers Arms, Burnage

starts: 12:00pm

Get on your Green & Gold to enjoy a Free All Day St Patrick's Day Party

  • Admission: Free

St Patricks Day Party

Saturday 17th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 12:30pm

  • Admission: £5

St Patrick's Day Celebration

Saturday 17th March 2012

St Annes Parish Social Centre, Stretford

starts: 1:00pm

  • Admission: Tickets in advance £4. At the door £5

Quare Craic

Saturday 17th March 2012

The Crown, Central Manchester

starts: 1:30pm

Irish folk duo 'Quare Craic', Kieran Cunningham & Eimear Bradley

  • Admission: FREE

St Patrick's Day celebrations

Saturday 17th March 2012

Irish World Heritage Centre

starts: 2:00pm

Live entertainment all day

  • Admission: Free

St Patrick's Day 12 Hour non stop Party

Saturday 17th March 2012

M19 Bar & Venue, Levenshulme

starts: 2:00pm

This special club night for the festival features one of Manchester's favourite Club DJ's who is guaranteed to get the place rocking.

  • Admission: Free Admission before 11.30pm

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance with Brendan Shine

Saturday 17th March 2012

Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel

starts: 2:30pm

Brendan Shine and his full band plus special guests at this 4 course dinner

  • Admission: £60 per person

Live music with Jimmy Docherty and the Velvet Tinkers

Saturday 17th March 2012

Waxy O'Connor's, Manchester

starts: 2:30pm

Live music with Jimmy Docherty and the Velvet Tinkers

  • Admission:

Live Music with Jimmy Docherty and Richie Sanderson

Saturday 17th March 2012

Waxy O'Connor's, Manchester

starts: 3:00pm

  • Admission: free

Live Music with Quare Craic

Saturday 17th March 2012

Waxy O'Connor's, Manchester

starts: 4:30pm

Live music with Quare Craic

  • Admission:

St Patrick’s Day Night at the Dogs

Saturday 17th March 2012

Grandstand Restaurant, Belle Vue Greyhound Stadium

starts: 6:30pm

  • Admission: £30

St Kentigern's St Patrick's Night celebrations

Saturday 17th March 2012

St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield

starts: 7:00pm

St. Patrick’s Gaa Club Finals live on the big screen Magner’s concert room Herb O’Flanaghan & the Emotions with Adam Carr DJ

  • Admission: £10

Pride of Eireann International Awards St Patrick's Night Gala Dinner

Saturday 17th March 2012

The Point, LCC

starts: 7:00pm

  • Admission: £60

Shake the Barley

Saturday 17th March 2012

St. Bernadettes, Withington

starts: 7:30pm

Shake the Barley

  • Admission: £5.00 on the door

St Patrick’s Punk Rock Night with Roughneck Riot

Saturday 17th March 2012

Gullivers, Northern Quarter

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission: £5

St Patrick's Night Special

Saturday 17th March 2012

English Martyr’s Parish Centre, Chorlton

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Parcel O Rogues

Saturday 17th March 2012

Polish Catholic Social Club

starts: 8:00pm

Oldham based Irish Band

  • Admission:

St Patrick's Night with Sean McSherry

Saturday 17th March 2012

The Talbot Catholic Club, Eccles

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Mother's Day Dance

Sunday 18th March 2012

St Kentigerns Irish Club, Fallowfield

starts: (All day)

  • Admission:

Mothers Day Celebration

Sunday 18th March 2012

The Crown, Central Manchester

starts: 3:00pm

Mothers Day Celebration with Belfast Boy, Jonathan Young.

  • Admission: Free

Tommy Fleming

Sunday 18th March 2012

Opera House, Central Manchester

starts: 7:30pm

the “Voice of Ireland”

  • Admission: from £28

Mothers Day Special with The Irish Rovers

Sunday 18th March 2012

The Horseshoe, Levenshulme

starts: 8:00pm

  • Admission:

Manchester Irish Festival Tradfest Closing Party Joe Casserley and The Last Drop

Sunday 18th March 2012

Farmers Arms, Burnage

starts: 8:30pm

The Festival closing party at the Farmers Arms in Burnage

  • Admission: FREE

The Sturdy Beggar

Sunday 18th March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue

Irish Community Care over 50's group - Irish Social

Tuesday 20th March 2012

St Richards Parish Centre, Longsight

starts: 12:00pm

  • Admission: Free

Irish Community Care over 50's group - Irish Social

Wednesday 21st March 2012

Irish World Heritage Centre

starts: 12:30pm

  • Admission: Free

Coronation Street: Street of Dreams - The Official Live Musical Event

Wednesday 21st March 2012

Manchester Arena

starts: 7:30pm

Street of Dreams will debut at the Manchester Arena on Wednesday 21 March with the world premiere on Thursday 22 March.

  • Admission: £25.00 - £60.00

Coronation Street: Street of Dreams - The Official Live Musical Event

Thursday 22nd March 2012

Manchester Arena

starts: 7:30pm

  • Admission: £25.00 - £60.00

Mark Quinn & John Mahon

Thursday 22nd March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

Live Music with Mark Quinn and John Mahon.

  • Admission: check with venue

Green Hot Clover

Friday 23rd March 2012

O Sheas, Central Manchester

starts: 9:00pm

  • Admission: check with venue