| Date: 3/16 - 3/17
St. Patrick’s Day Festival Weekend
Saturday, March 16, Noon-9:00pm
Sunday, March 17, Noon-8:00pm
Weekend MarketPlace Menu
This St. Patrick’s Day, get ready to don your festive green attire and have a blast at Laurita Winery! Whether you are celebrating your Irish pride or simply enjoy good times with family and friends, Laurita is the place to be!
The Laurita Winery MarketPlace will be open and serving up delicious Irish fare such as corned beef & cabbage and traditional Irish lamb stew. Don’t miss this last opportunity for a green-themed hurrah and spend St. Patrick’s Day weekend at Laurita. Sláinte!
Weekend Entertainment: Free Admission
The Bantry Boys
Saturday, March 16, 1:00-5:00pm
The Bantry Boys, a local Irish-American band, who have been playing together since 1981, will be entertaining on Saturday, June 4 from 2-5pm. Three of the current group, Jimmy Dwyer, Bill Dwyer and Mike Brady are original members. The fourth member, Eric Pedrotty, joined the band four years ago. They have played primarily in the New Jersey and New York area, but have also performed in Ireland and in other European countries on occasion. Their use of harmonies and Eric's tin whistle set them apart. From toe-tapping sing along to doleful ballads, the Bantry Boys will make you think you're on the Emerald Isle itself. The Bantry Boys Website
Performing Saturday from 1:00-5:00pm
The Skyelanders (Jimmy Doyle and Scotty Butts), will be playing standard Irish tunes throughout the day. Jimmy and Scotty have been playing together for 20 years and offer a unique collection of tunes. The Skyelanders play everything from Scottish and Irish tunes to Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles. Keep a watch out for them as they will be mingling around the winery providing their distinctive entertainment.
Greg Ryan, Irish Folksongs
Saturday, March 16, 5:00-8:00pm
Greg Ryan has been performing at the Jersey Shore and around the State for more than 40 years. Joe Finn hired Greg at the age of 19 for his first performing job at the “McCann’s Hotel/Silver Edge II Bar” in Belmar. At that time, Greg sang Irish songs by The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, The Fureys and others and a variety of other types of music ranging from Bob Dylan and the Beatles to Joni Mitchell and Peter, Paul & Mary. Later, Greg sang in a popular NJ country western band, Firewater, for more than 20 years. Now, Greg has returned to his musical roots performing well-loved traditional Irish folk songs at St. Stephen’s Green Publick House, private parties and other venues. Greg’s wife, Liz, accompanies him on the bodhrán (Irish drum). Sing along, clap your hands, tap your feet or just sit and listen. You’re sure to have a great time! Visit Greg Ryan's website
Ed Russell & Ballyhaunis
Sunday, March 17, 12:30-6:00pm
On Sunday, Ed Russell & Ballyhaunis will perform traditional Irish folk music with Ed Russell on guitar and lead vocals; Mike McKee on Irish fiddle; and Tom McKee on tin whistle, Bodhran, and lead guitar. In addition, enjoy the beauty and energy of Irish Step Dancing performed by champions Julia Russell, Mary Kate Kane, and a supporting cast of young dancers. Visit Ed Russell's website
Keith Allen, Solo Vocalist & Guitar
Sunday, March 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Performing for over 20 years on the Philly/South Jersey music scene, Keith Allen has entertained audiences from Vermont to Virginia. As a solo acoustic act, he has performed in the Delaware Valley for the last nine years with a repertoire ranging from classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s to current artists on today’s charts.