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Scranton Cultural Center hosts Parade Day Party with Celtic rockers Kilrush on March 12

Scranton Cultural Center hosts Parade Day Party with Celtic rockers Kilrush on March 12
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From a press release:

As Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Parade returns to its rightful place in March this year, the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will once again participate in the festivities.

Outside, the parade steps off at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, so the Cultural Center’s annual Parade Day Party will begin inside the Grand Ballroom at 11 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m. Admission is free as the venue’s gift to the community, and live entertainment will be provided by Kilrush, a New York band that has been playing “triple distilled Celtic rock” for over 20 years.

In addition, several parade performers will continue their acts at the SCC for all party-goers to enjoy, from bagpipers to step dancers and more.

A cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase. The Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) requires masks for all patrons unless they are actively eating or drinking.

Based out of the Southern Tier region in Elmira, New York, Kilrush is a premier Irish band specializing in a wide range of musical styles, from traditional Irish to contemporary Celtic and Celtic rock.

They were formed in 2001 as a traditional session group that played in coffee shops and pubs throughout the area. The band is named for the town of Kilrush, a coastal town in Ireland’s County Clare. It is also the ancestral home of one of the founding members.

In the two decades since, Kilrush has recorded four albums – all of them different in many ways but also connecting the band’s history and progression from a traditional Irish band to the more contemporary sound of today – and played live at countless venues and festivals, such as the Great American Irish Festival, Irish 2000, Hooley on the Hudson, the University of Scranton, The Banshee in downtown Scranton, the Scranton Cultural Center, and many more.

The 2022 St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party is sponsored by The Society of Irish Women, the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, and LT Verrastro.

The Scranton Cultural Center’s 2021-2022 season is sponsored by Fidelity Bank and LT Verrastro and supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department, and Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debi Dominick, and Chris Chermak.