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THE FIRST PLACE

AWAKEN YOUR SENSES HOME OF ST. PATRICK FESTIVAL Friday 6 - Tuesday 17 March 2020

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HOME OF ST. PATRICK FESTIVAL Armagh is at the heart of celebrating the life of Patrick and the “Home of St. Patrick Festival” promises a lively and varied showcase of the best culture, music and spirituality.

S

aint Patrick still fascinates as one of the most enduring of all the saints. Renowned for converting Ireland to Christianity centuries ago, his profile remains iconic. It was in Armagh that Patrick began his Christian mission and established the city as the island’s spiritual capital. The festival will provide an unrivalled mix of regional and international music, theatre, spoken word, art and comedy, showcasing the stunning locations where he walked and worked. With events taking place across the city, visitors can enjoy the work of world-renowned artists and performers including Brian Kennedy with an evening of musical inspiration.

Desmond Kinney’s exhibition ‘Buile Shuibhne - “Sweeney Astray” a series of illustrated calligraphy based on the Seamus Heaney translation of the medieval Irish work. Kinney was best known for reviving mosaic through large scale murals and public art works. For further information on how to get here, what Armagh City and the rest of the Borough has to offer and accommodation offers please see visitarmagh.com. Please note that during these events, photographers and videographers may be present and will capture images that may be used on social media, online and for other publicity purposes.

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Fri 6 March

FESTIVAL AT A GLANCE EVENT

VENUE

TIME

PRICE

Film Screening: “The Breadwinner”

The Market Place Theatre

11.00am - 12.45pm

£3.00

B 7

Exhibition Launch: Buile Shuibhne “Sweeney Astray” Desmond Kinney Exhibition Launch: "The Life of Objects" - Lucy Turner Conal Gallen: “The Joker”

The Market Place Theatre

6.30pm - 7.30pm

Free

1

The Market Place Theatre The Market Place Theatre The Market Place Theatre Armagh County Museum

7.00pm - 8.00pm

Free

1

8.00pm - 10.30pm

£24.00

B

8.00pm - 10.00pm

£10.00

B

10.00am - 1.00pm

£12.00

B

Celebrate St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral

8.00pm - 10.30pm

£5.00

B

“Dream, Sleep, Connect”

The Market Place Theatre

8.00pm - 10.00pm

£14.50 /£12.50

B

Sowing the Seeds for St. Patrick

Navan Centre & Fort

11.00am - 3.00pm

Free

1 5

Armagh Pipers Club: Annual Concert

The Market Place Theatre

3.00pm - 5.30pm

£8.00 / £5.00 £15.00

3

St. Patrick's Symposium: A Vision for Peace

The Market Place Theatre

9.30am - 1.00pm

Free

1 2 B

An Evening with Patrick

The Market Place Theatre

7.00pm - 9.00pm

Free

1 2 B

The Worst Café in the World

Johnston Building, The Shambles Yard

8.00pm - 9.00pm

£10.00 / £8.00

B

A Sharing of Traditions

The Market Place Theatre

8.00pm - 10.30pm

£12.00

B

Storytelling

The Market Place Theatre

9.30am - 10.30am Free 11.00am - 12.00noon

1 B

St. Patrick’s Lecture

The Market Place Theatre

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Free

The Worst Café in the World

Johnston Building, The Shambles Yard

6.00pm - 7.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm

£10.00 / £8.00

1 2 B B

Songs from Ireland Festival Candle Making for Kids

Suitable for age 16 years+

Fri 13 March

Thurs 12 March

Wed 11 March

Tues 10 March

Sun 8 March

Sat 7 March

Suitable for age 6-12 years

Suitable for age 12 years+

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EVENT

VENUE

TIME

PRICE

Jason Byrne: Wrecked But Ready

The Market Place Theatre

8.00pm - 10.30pm

£22.00

B

The Rapparees

The Market Place Theatre

8.00pm - 10.30pm

£13.00

B

Brian Kennedy in Concert

St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral

8.00pm - 10.00pm

£20.00

B

Hand Printed Linen Bunting Workshop

The Market Place Theatre

10.00am - 4.00pm

£22.00

B

The Staff, The Snake & The Shamrock

Armagh Robinson Library

1.00pm - 2.00pm

£4.00

B

2.00pm - 2.45pm

£5.00

3.00pm - 4.30pm

£6.00

2 B B

6.00pm - 7.00pm 8.00pm - 9.00pm

£10.00 / £8.00

B

The Market Place Theatre The Market Place Theatre

8.00pm - 10.30pm

B

3.00pm - 5.00pm

£15.00 / £13.00 £5.00

Documentary: “The Peacemaker”

The Market Place Theatre

6.30pm - 8.30pm

£7.00

B

St. Patrick’s Eve Céilí

Navan Centre & Fort

8.00pm - 10.00pm

£5.00 / £2.00

St. Patrick’s Vigil

St. Patrick’s Cathedrals (COI & RC)

9.00pm - 10.00pm

Free

Sunrise with Patrick

Navan Centre & Fort

5.30am - 7.15am

£5.00 / £1.00

3 B 1 5 2 B

Religious services

Locations in Armagh

Armagh Observatory Talk & Workshop

The Market Place Theatre

Fri 13 March

Suitable for age 15 years+

The Hedgehog Prince

The Market Place Theatre The Emigrant Woman’s Tale Primate's Chapel, Palace Demesne The Worst Café in the Johnston Building, The World Shambles Yard

Tues 17 March

Mon 16 March

Sun 15 Sat 14 March March

Suitable for age 5 years+

Suitable for age 12 years+

The Field Come Day - Go Day

Free

1 B

St. Patrick's Family Fun Day The Shambles Yard

1.00pm - 5.00pm

£5.00 / £15.00 (family of 4) Free

St. Patrick's Day Parade

2.00pm - 3.30pm

Free

1 5

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Free

1 5

Armagh City Centre

St. Patrick’s Family Fun Day Solitude Park, Banbridge

11.00am - 12.30pm

B

1 5

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FRIDAY 6 MARCH

SONGS FROM IRELAND 8.00pm - 10.00pm // £10.00 // b The Market Place Theatre Isoceles, Pat Abernethy and Dave Marsden return to their roots for this intimate, musical evening. You can expect some well-known songs and stories in between, but they will all reflect the nation’s spirit in its many forms - nostalgia, romance, emigration, politics, sentimentality, loss, regret and humour.

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FRIDAY 6 MARCH FILM SCREENING:

“THE BREADWINNER” 11.00am -12.45pm // £3.00 // b 7 The Market Place Theatre From executive producer Angelina Jolie and multi-award winning director Nora Twomey, “The Breadwinner” tells the story of Parvana, an 11-year old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, “The Breadwinner” is a timely and inspiring tale about the transcendent power of stories, and their potential to unite and heal us all.

EXHIBITION LAUNCH:

“THE LIFE OF OBJECTS” - LUCY TURNER 7.00pm - 8.00pm // 1 The Market Place Theatre The “Life of Objects” explores the processes of print on abandoned and forgotten materials giving them new life. The common connection for this collection is memory, materialism, history and the onetime consuming labour of craft. Maybe the life of objects is not about recycling it’s more about re-loving. Exhibition continues until 18th April 2020.

EXHIBITION LAUNCH:

BUILE SHUIBHNE “SWEENEY ASTRAY” DESMOND KINNEY 6.30pm - 7.30pm // 1 The Market Place Theatre Desmond Kinney is best known for his revival of the technique of working with mosaics through various large-scale murals and public art works, mainly focused on Irish myths and legends. In the 1980’s he worked on illustrated calligraphy, based on Seamus Heaney’s translation “Sweeney Astray”, creating 44 paintings in the medium of watercolour, 16 of which will be on display for the very first time. Exhibition runs until Saturday 18th April 2020.

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CONAL GALLEN: THE JOKER 8.00pm - 10.30pm // £24.00 // b The Market Place Theatre A good dose of comedian Conal Gallen is just what the doctor ordered! His shows are worldrenowned for their mighty craic, great songs and rib-tickling jokes. You are guaranteed a laugh a minute and to be taken away from all your worries and woes.

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SATURDAY 7 MARCH FESTIVAL CELEBRATE CANDLE MAKING ST. PATRICK FOR KIDS 8.00pm - 10.30pm // £5.00 // b 10.00am - 1.00pm // £12.00 // b Armagh County Museum Join artist Deborah Malcomson in this fun and interactive candle-making workshop. Deborah will teach you the techniques and skills of working with beeswax to make up to four individual candles including a pot of gold scented candle, colourful rainbow candles and a cheeky Leprechaun. Suitable for age 6-12 years.

St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral Join composer and presenter, John Anderson as he conducts a celebratory and reflective event honouring Saint Patrick with a range of choirs uniting in the beautiful Cathedral setting. A limited number of audience places are available. Please note these seats may have restricted views and that this event may be recorded for future broadcast and marketing purposes.

“DREAM, SLEEP, CONNECT” 8.00pm - 10.00pm // £14.50 / £12.50 // b The Market Place Theatre A bold new comedy about disconnection in the digital world, ‘Dream, Sleep, Connect’ takes a timely ‘swipe’ at online dating and app-oholics. Chris is working on a technological solution for the Irish border under the beady eye of his boss, Lucy, when he realises he has no one to invite to the office do. He joins Tinder only to find he’s met his match in more ways than one… Suitable for age 16 years+

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SUNDAY 8 MARCH

TUESDAY 10 MARCH

SOWING THE SEEDS FOR ST. PATRICK

ST. PATRICK’S SYMPOSIUM: A VISION FOR PEACE

11.00am - 3.00pm // FREE // 15 Navan Centre & Fort Get involved with the landscape and plant a tree for future generations to enjoy. Join the Eco trail hunt and see who lives at Navan, taking inspiration to make your own mini garden. Create an environmental plant pot and more besides!

ARMAGH PIPERS CLUB: ANNUAL CONCERT

9.30am - 1.00pm // 12 b The Market Place Theatre Following on from previous symposia examining the themes of modern slavery and migration, this year’s St. Patrick’s Symposium will explore peace-making on this island and beyond. The conference will feature a wide range of speakers and contributors and will conclude with a light lunch.

3.00pm - 5.30pm // £8.00 / £5.00 (under 16 years) / £15.00 for two full price tickets // Tickets on sale from The Pipers Club, 43 Scotch Street // 3 The Market Place Theatre Armagh Pipers Club has been teaching Irish traditional music since 1966. The annual concert highlights the talents of its students and their tutors. Enjoy a wide range of instruments including uilleann pipes, harp, fiddle, banjo, concertina, flute, accordion, whistle and voice.

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WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH

THURSDAY 12 MARCH

AN EVENING WITH PATRICK

THE WORST CAFÉ IN THE WORLD

7.30pm - 9.00pm // 12 b The Market Place Theatre

THURSDAY 12 MARCH 8.00pm - 9.00pm FRIDAY & SATURDAY 14 MARCH // 6.00pm - 7.00pm & 8.00pm - 9.00pm // £10.00 / £8.00 // b Johnston Building, The Shambles Yard

Armagh Cathedrals Partnership invite you to a special evening of guest speakers, music, story, poetry and prayer to celebrate our patron Saint. Admission is free but tickets must be booked in advance. Light refreshments will be served.

The Worst Café in the World mysteriously appears. Signage cracked, you step into another world. The chef is a mess and the waiting staff, well, wait. With a full menu of twists and turns, stories come well-done or rare, with a range of side orders to thicken the plot. As the service goes into meltdown, the waiters stop waiting and the tables are turned. This show contains smoke, haze and strobe effects and has absolutely no refreshments! Suitable for 12 years+

A SHARING OF TRADITIONS 8.00pm - 10.30pm // £12.00 // b The Market Place Theatre Join us as Cavan meets Antrim in a unique coming together of traditional music, song, yarns and humour. Antrim’s own Willie Drennan and Cavan’s Martin Donohoe will show us all how there is much more binding our cultures together than driving us apart.

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FRIDAY 13 MARCH

BRIAN KENNEDY IN CONCERT 8.00pm - 10.00pm // £20.00 // b St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral Brian Kennedy is one of the most inspired and revered ambassadors of music. He is not only a prolific songwriter but a master interpreter of lyrics. Supporting Brian on the evening is singer/ songwriter Eilidh Patterson.

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FRIDAY 13 MARCH STORYTELLING 9.30am - 10.30am & 11.00am 12.00noon // 1 b The Market Place Theatre Join one of our foremost storytellers as they regale audiences with their tales. Full details available from the Home of St. Patrick Festival website.

ST. PATRICK’S LECTURE 1.00pm - 2.00pm // 12 b The Market Place Theatre Join the Leaders of the two principle churches in Ireland as they discuss what St. Patrick means to them in a 21st century context and how his words continue to resonate across the globe. Full details available from the Home of St. Patrick Festival website.

JASON BYRNE: WRECKED BUT READY 8.00pm - 10.30pm // £22.00 // b The Market Place Theatre Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. Everybody’s got their own issues going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems! Suitable for 15 years+

THE RAPPAREES 8.00pm - 10.30pm // £13.00 // b The Market Place Theatre The Rapparees arrive in Armagh with a bang and a new album - “Recharged”. Enjoy a unique brand of folk music combined with vocal harmonies, fiddle and banjo which will have audiences on their feet singing and dancing along.

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SATURDAY 14 MARCH THE STAFF, THE SNAKE & THE SHAMROCK 1.00pm - 2.00pm // £4.00 // b Armagh Robinson Library The image of a bearded man wearing a mitre and carrying a staff or crozier has become almost synonymous with St. Patrick, in particular when his vestments are green and adorned with shamrocks and a snake slithers around his feet. This illustrated talk by Dr Rachel Moss of Trinity College Dublin will look at how St. Patrick has been portrayed in art across the centuries.

THE HEDGEHOG PRINCE 2.00pm - 2.45pm // £5.00 // b The Market Place Theatre Be careful what you wish for… a couple long for a child be it as beautiful as a snowdrop or as prickly as a hedgehog. The storyteller spins a tale bursting with magic and enchantment and is based on an old traditional folktale using puppetry, object theatre and original music. Suitable for 5 years+

THE EMIGRANT WOMAN’S TALE 3.00pm - 4.30pm // £6.00 // b Primate’s Chapel, Palace Demesne Told through poetry and song, hear the story of Csilla Toldy’s growing up in and escape from Communist Hungary, juxtaposed with Fil Campbell’s story of growing up on the Irish border during the conflict. They come from opposite ends of Europe and when their paths crossed, many common themes emerged.

THE FIELD 8.00pm - 10.30pm // £15.00 / £13.00 // b The Market Place Theatre Based on a true story by JB Keane. Bull McCabe, a patriotic tenant farmer with a fearsome temper and an obsession with the field he has toiled for most of his life, epitomises the last stand in the protection of the old order, denying permission of entry to the impending industrial change which threatens the ‘status quo’.

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HAND PRINTED LINEN BUNTING WORKSHOP 10.00am - 4.00pm // ÂŁ22.00 // b The Market Place Theatre Take this opportunity to spend a spring day with textile artist Lucy Turner, creating a bespoke hand printed string of bunting using vintage hankies and ribbon. You will paper cut images and screen-print a repeat pattern to paint, stencil or embellish. Suitable for beginners, no sewing required.

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SUNDAY 15 MARCH

COME DAY GO DAY 3.00pm - 5.00pm // £5.00 // b The Market Place Theatre The John O’Connor Writing School is delighted to present this special dramatised reading of Come Day - Go Day. Celebrate this unique and wonderful work, adapted and read by Armaghborn actor and writer Karl O’Neill.

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MONDAY 16 MARCH DOCUMENTARY

“THE PEACEMAKER” 6.30pm -8.30pm // £7.00 // b The Market Place Theatre “The Peacemaker” is an intimate portrait of international peacemaker Padraig O’Malley - who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film takes us from Padraig’s isolated life in Cambridge, Massachusetts to some of the most dangerous crisis zones on Earth as he works a peacemaking model based on his recovery from addiction. Padraig will join us for a short Q&A after the screening. Light refreshments will be served.

ST. PATRICK’S VIGIL 9.00pm -10.00pm // 15 St. Patrick’s Cathedrals (Church of Ireland & Roman Cathedral) Join the Leaders of the two principle churches in Armagh on the Eve of our patron saint’s day. Meet at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral for prayer and the congregation will be guided via torchlight to St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral. This symbolic expression of the unity of the Churches is a reflection of St. Patrick’s own journey of uniting the people with Christianity. Light refreshments will be served.

ST. PATRICK’S EVE CÉILÍ 8.00pm - 10.00pm // £5.00 / £2.00 // b3 Navan Centre & Fort Grab your dancing shoes and friends and join professional caller Máire Uí Bhruadair and musician Raymond Loney as they lead you through a series traditional Irish and UlsterScots dances, ensuring fun for everyone! Light refreshments will be served.

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TUESDAY 17 MARCH SUNRISE WITH ST. PATRICK

ARMAGH OBSERVATORY TALK & WORKSHOP:

5.30am - 7.15am // £5.00 / £1.00 // 2b Navan Centre & Fort

11.00am - 12.30pm // £5.00 /Family of 4 £15.00 // b The Market Place Theatre

Join with St. Patrick and, through the burst of early sunlight, cast an eye back to what life and faith may have been like before his arrival and his introduction of Christianity to Ireland. This event (partly based outside) will include song, story and breakfast for all attendees; please dress accordingly. Light refreshments will be served.

LOCAL CHURCH SERVICES St. Malachy’s Roman Catholic Church // 8.00am & 12.00noon (Vigil on Monday 16 March - 7.30pm) St. Mark’s Church of Ireland // 9.30am (Holy Communion) St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral // 10.00am (Holy Communion in Irish) & 11.00am (Sung Eucharist) St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral // 10.30am

LIFE IN SPACE

Join Armagh Observatory and Planetarium in a special St. Patrick’s Day talk about astronauts, how they train to go to space, life on-board the International Space Station and how the astronauts have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. You will also find out how to spot the space station in the night sky. Make and take home your very own astronaut sculpture in our hands-on guided workshop.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2.00pm - 3.30pm // 1 Armagh City Centre: Departs from Armagh Christian Brothers’ Primary School Car Park The parade assembles at 1.00pm for a 2.00pm start at Armagh Christian Brothers’ Primary School car park and finishes at Cathedral Road Recreation Centre between 3.00pm 3.30pm. Celebrate our patron saint with a spectacular display of colour, music, dance and entertainment as it weaves its way through the city centre.

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TUESDAY 17 MARCH

ST. PATRICK’S FAMILY FUN DAY 1.00pm - 4.00pm // 15 The Shambles Yard, Armagh Our festival celebrating St. Patrick concludes with a family fun afternoon in the Shambles Yard. The afternoon will include top quality music, entertainment, stalls and fun for all the family.

ST. PATRICK’S FAMILY FUN DAY 2.00pm - 4.00pm // 15 Solitude Park, Banbridge Solitude Park will be buzzing with its annual St. Patrick’s Family Fun Day. With free activities, including live music, workshops and entertainment there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Home Of St. Patrick Festival | Friday 6 - Tuesday 17 March 2020

Home Of St. Patrick Festival 2020  

Home Of St. Patrick Festival | Friday 6 - Tuesday 17 March 2020