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Tuesday, 2021-03-16
Online Saint Patrick's Day Events
Sponsored by our partners around San Francisco Bay
Int'l Saint Patrick's Day Celebration

Hello AmeriCeltic Reader,

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick's Day, and there are many events available, online from all over this planet. Some are free or ask only a nominal cost, and some are only asking for 'donations', but this Special Edition is only meant to highlight just the ones in the San Francisco Bay Area, for the ones being hosted by our Partners in last Saturday's International Saint Patrick's Day Celebration, as a way of returning their favors of support for that event.

• On Wednesday, March 17th, from 11:00 AM on, Sláinte Pub offers a full menu of great food and drink with outdoor dining service Wednesday through Sunday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM, with special menu at their location at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. (See Below)
• On Wednesday, March 17th, from 12 PM PDT to 9 PM PDT it's the United Irish Cultural Center's Wawaona Gates for Saint Patrick's Day Outdoor Dining, with Food, Drink, Dancing with Guinness on tap. (See Below)
• On Wednesday, March 17th, at 4:30 PM PDT, Ireland's Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, offers a free, streaming concert with a star-studded lineup, live on the Embassy's website from Washington, DC. (See Below)
• On Wednesday, March 17th, 7:30 PM and again on Saturday, March 20th, 12:00 PM, Michael Dillon and his Irish Youth Theatre company Bosca Beagaí will stream an international dance and music spectacular, Paint the Bridge Green benefiting the UICC. (See Below)
• On Saturday, March 20th, 1:00 PM, the Irish-American Crossroads Festival will host another virtual event on Zoom to discuss how living in or around borders impacts culture and identity, featuring Muiris MacGiollabhui, Nadya Tannous and Michelle Wallace. (See Below)
• From Friday evening, April 9th through Sunday evening, April 11th, the Spring Harmony 2021 will happen online on Zoom, sponsored by the San Francisco Folk Music Club. (See Below)
Catherine Barry's Irish Culture Bay Area , offers a succinct listing of Irish events around Bay Area. (See Below)

Scan our feature articles below, or as always, you can click here to check the full listings on our website.

Eamonn Flynn
Eamonn Flynn

Eamonn Flynn's St. Patrick's Week Shows

Wednesday, March 17th, 1 PM
Wednesday, March 17th, 5 PM

Facebook LIVE, from San Francisco, CA

Join Eamonn for another Saint Patrick's Day series of gigs.

Eamonn Flynn says:
On Wednesday, March 17th, St. Patrick's Day itself, at 1 PM PST we'll be doing one of our FB Live events singing some of my songs and some other Irish songs I really wish I'd written!:

Later on St. Patrick's Day, from 5-8 PM, I'm doing a solo in-person, outdoor seating show at the Poor House in San Jose.Please send me requests ahead of time if you can at If not I'll just go ahead and attempt and possibly murder them anyway. Donations not expected but gratefully accepted from $1 to $1 million at or Venmo: Eamonn-Flynn-2.

Click here to check out the Black Coddle video: Click Here to view the music video 'Black Coddle'

Eamonn's recent album, Black Coddle , has a unique blend of Irish and American music and featuring Eamonn's original songs, vocals and piano front and central. The album features contributions from some amazing Irish and American musicians, including Michael, Shay and Róisín O from the Black Family, Chris Cain, Jeff Tamelier, Todd Denman, Darryl Anders, Kevin Hayes, Tamar Gillette, Sanara Pippins, Jamie Brewer, Conor Brady, Joel Jaffe, Mike Rinta, Shelly Bukspan, Jorden Bukspan, Andrew MacNamara, Cormac Gannon, Blyss Gould and Ruth Davies.

Dublin, Ireland born keyboardist, singer and songwriter Eamonn Flynn was the session Hammond organist and pianist on the 14 million selling movie soundtrack 'The Commitments'.


Shades of Green

Shades of Green

Wednesday, March 17th, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Online via

Ireland's Ambassador to the United States, Daniel Mulhall, has an invitation for everyone:

A chara,

As Ireland's Ambassador in Washington, I know that nowhere in the world celebrates St Patrick's Day quite like America.

This year, because of COVID, there can be no large parades down Fifth Avenue or green rivers through Chicago. But while we can't gather in person, we can come together as a community.

On the evening of 17 March, I want to invite you to join me and our seven Consuls General in celebrating Irish-America and the ties that bind our nations.

Titled ''Shades of Green'', our gathering has been arranged in partnership with Irish cultural centers and festivals throughout the United States. Featuring some of both nation's finest artists, the ninety-minute program will celebrate Irish-America's history and traditions, as well as the resilience our community has shown in response to COVID-19. Over the course of the evening, we'll hear a special message from our Taoiseach Micheál Martin and a poetic tribute to President Joe Biden and, as a community, we'll pause to remember and honor those who we have lost this year.

After registering to join us, you'll receive a link to 'Shades of Green' in a confirmation email and a reminder again in advance of the gathering.

I look forward to seeing you then and to celebrating St Patrick's Day in your company.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir..

Ambassador Daniel Mulhall

Paint the Bridge Green

Paint the Bridge Green

Wednesday, March 17th, 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 20th, 12:00 PM

Presented by and benefiting UICC Cultural Events
Online via Zoom

Wednesday, March 17th, 7:30 PM and again on Saturday, March 20th, 12:00 PM, The United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco and Bosca Beagaí Productions present Paint the Bridge Green a star-studded virtual event that gathers musicians and dancers from around the world to perform in your own living room.

Co. Clare native, Michael Dillon, is the Artistic Director at Irish Youth Theatre company Bosca Beagaí, and has rounded up another spectacular line-up for this pair of St. Patrick's concerts, marshalling a high caliber group of entertainers for this virtual show, all to support Cultural Events at the UICC.

Michael Dillon says:
We have Irish pianist and composer Phil Coulter, Mundy (Galway Girl), and Out the Gap (Clare musicians) confirmed. In addition, Ten local Irish Dance schools will participate in the show performing steps choreographed by Amymae Dolan from Riverdance, and a host of local and national US talent from Chicago, and New York will also perform.

All in all a great lineup for the two-hour concert, and not to be missed!

Get Paint the Bridge Green Tickets NOW!


Muiris MacGiollabhui & Nadya Tannous

Muiris MacGiollabhui & Nadya Tannous


Saturday, March 20th, 1:00 PM

Sponsored by Irish-American Crossroads Festival
Online via Zoom

In Borderlands, participants will focus on how living in or around borders impacts culture and identity, with a special focus on the Irish Border, the U.S./Mexico border as well as the Israel/Palestine border.  The event will feature Muiris MacGiollabhui, Postdoctoral Fellow at Notre Dame, Nadya Tannous, community organizer, member of the Palestinian Youth Movement - USA, and Education & Advocacy Coordinator at Eyewitness Palestine, and Michelle Wallace, an arts journalist who is preoccupied with borders-the physical, geographical ones and the intangible, internal ones-and ways to heal and supersede them.

Registration is required:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Important! Watch this video first!
To be able to find the events, you will need to use the latest version of Zoom and know how to move from the 'lobby' to a 'breakout' room to and back. Bruce Reid has prepared this training video to show you how:

How to attend Camp Harmony on Zoom and navigate Breakout Rooms.

Spring Harmony 2021

Friday evening, April 9th through Sunday evening, April 11th
Pacific Daylight Time

Online via Zoom
Sponsored by the San Francisco Folk Music Club

Join with friends new and old to celebrate our global music community with participatory workshops, concerts, and open sessions for singing, playing, and dancing to traditional music. Spring Harmony 2021 is a benefit in support of Camp Harmony, our annual New Year's gathering, and other San Francisco Folk Music Club programs.

Spring Harmony 2021 is open to musical friends everywhere. Donation $0 - $100 or more! (suggested donation $10 per day) No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

  • You must register to gain entry to the event.
  • Registration will open on March 1st and close on April 6th.
  • Workshop proposals will be accepted through March 15th. (See registration form for details.)

Register at:

If you would like to volunteer for this event, prior or during, in any capacity, please contact us

Please share this with folks near and far who may not yet be members of the SFFMC, as attendance will be open to all.

As with in-person camp and our online New Year's Camp, there will be Workshops, Jam Spaces, Dances, Games, Jokes, Stories, Friends, late-night singing

Leading workshops and other events is reserved for Folk Club members so be sure to confirm that you are a paid member and invite friends who would enjoy going to this online event, maybe to become members and lead something! Please visit the main website to become a member through the 'join us' tab.

And if you'd like to lead a workshop, dance, other activity, or perform in a concert this year, let us know within the registration form questions at the end of the form. Likewise, are you a wiz at Zoom? Let us know and help us fill a chore slot!

Check regularly for updates on zoom tutorials, what to plan for, and on workshop session spaces as they fill up early. For Questions, you can contact the registrars at



Sláinte Pub, Oakland

Now open Tuesday through Sunday, 12-8 PM

Sláinte Pub, 131 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Saint Patrick's Day
LIVE MUSIC for St. Patrick's Week!
• Wednesday, March 17th from 11 AM "Live Bagpipes"
• Wednesday, March 17th from 1 PM & 4 PM "Live Bagpipes"
• Wednesday, March 17th from 1:30 PM 'til closing, "Buncrana Irish Musicians"
• Sunday March 21st 4 PM to 7 PM, "Buncrana"

Since opening in April 2017, Sláinte has also featured some of the finest local and regional singers and musicians, in live, acoustic performance and quickly become the hot new place for Irish music in the East Bay.

Host Jackie says:
Welcome back to Sláinte Oakland! We’re here Tuesday through Sunday, 12-8pm with over 75 whiskeys, the perfect pints and a delicious new menu. Come on by. Cead Mile Failte!!!

We love you all so very much xxx.

The menu at Sláinte features Irish cuisine from Irish-born Executive Chef, Jackie Gallanagh, with dishes that include both imported & local ingredients and a bar menu of classic cocktails, a well-stocked selection of whisky, premium spirits, and local & imported beers.

More Details on the Sláinte Facebook Page.

Contact them at (510) 823-2644 @slainteoakland or check the website



United Irish Cultural Center

Wawona Gates Outdoor Dining

2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

We are Open!

Wawona Gates Outdoor Dining with Full Bar is back!.

The United Irish Cultural Center operates a large event facility near the Zoo in San Francisco, serving the Irish and other Cultural communities, at 2700 45th Ave in the Sunset District of San Francisco near the Zoo.

President Liam Reidy says
Our very own Anne Cassidy Carew is doing the 1k/5k/10k Spar Craic Run (or walk) on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th. Our friends in San Jose will also be doing a virtual run during March. Online at: Try something new this year. Create new traditions.

Join us for our very own “Paint the Bridge Green” produced event in association with Bosca Beagaí on March 17th and also on the 20th. A virtual event that gathers musicians and dancers from around the world to perform in your own living room.

Since January 2021, we have a 1,800 square foot open-sided canopy to cover the outdoor dining space.

UICC website
UICC Facebook Page
'Irish Shoppe' Facebook Event



Irish Culture Bay Area

Catherine Barry maintains a separate Irish Culture Bay Area website, with a calendar focused on Bay Area Irish events, supported by the Consulate of Ireland in San Francisco.


Click here for details of these events and more on the Irish Culture Bay Area website!


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