Downtown-Go-Around goes Irish

First Posted: 3/10/2014

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish culture in the community, the Abington Business & Professional Association’s March Downtown-Go-Around theme is “All Things Irish.”

Performing artists at the borough building will include step dancers from 5 to 6 p.m. and Gary Dillon, a musician from the Poconos, who specializes in Celtic songs, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Irish-American music by Robbie Walsh and Jack Foley can also be heard at Duffy’s from 7 to 9 p.m., and Uilleann Piper, Leo Schott will be piping up some Irish tunes from 6 to 8 p.m. at Everything Natural.

“Uilleann pipe is the Irish version of what we typically think of as Scottish Bagpipes, certainly not to be confused,” said Ryan Markinson, Buyer and Media Coordinator at Everything Natural. “We’re excited for March for one very important reason.

“Who is the first Irishman you see in March? …. Patty O’Furniture, of course! With a winter that is still….winter….we can’t wait to see the warmer weather of spring come breaking through. Playing host to Leo Schott during the DGA (Downtown-Go-Around) is going to be a special treat — anyone who hears him play can’t help but strike up an Irish spirit,” he said.

What the Fork Food Truck, accompanied by 3 Guys & A Beer’d Brewery, Carbondale, will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. around Sole to Soul.

The event is sponsored by the Lackawanna County and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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