We're catching our breaths after a fantastic few days at St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam 2017. With a full house, from start to finish and sold out concerts and workshops, we look back with big smiles and gratitude on the 2017 edition of the Festival. A huge thank you to all the fantastic musicians, performers and workshop leaders, all our sponsors and supporters, our fabulous team and wonderful audiences of all ages who made the 2017 a fantastic and memorable experience. Take a look back at our gallery of pictures from the 2 days of the Festival. If you were at the Festival, we'd love to hear how you got on. And thanks to the Irish Rugby Team for adding to the joy on Saturday too!
Chef Rory O'Connell and Ballymaloe cookery school co-founder prepared a wonderful array of fish-based dishes, complete with tips and tricks and information about Irish fish and ingredients which a very lucky audience got to taste at the Festival on 17th March. Here are Rory's wonderful receipes for you to try yourself!
Delighted to announce that Jacqueline Hilbers has won the top prize of a holiday to Ireland for 2 including return flights with Aer Lingus, accommodation at the 4 star River Lee Hotel in Cork City and a cookery course at the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Co. Cork. Congratulations Jacqueline and enjoy your trip to Ireland!
Congratulations to our other prizewinners also:
2nd prize: Song of the Sea Artwork book signed by the Director - Rogier Joosten
3rd prize: Kíla's just launched CD signed by Rónán Ó Snodaigh - Lorraine Cooke
4th prize: x2 tickets for klassifest Classical Festival at Paradiso on 25th March - Astrid van Kooten
5th prize: A selection of Ballymaloe relishes - Cindy van der Leest
All winners have been notified directly. Congratulations to you all and enjoy your prizes!!!
St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam is an annual, cultural festival which celebrates the richness of Irish culture with a specific focus on music, including genres such as Irish traditional music, classical, pop, jazz and world. Audiences participate in and enjoy Irish dancing, animation, film and cuisine and receive a warm Irish welcome at the intimate and very special venue, the Splendor music centre in the heart of Amsterdam. It is the only celebration of its kind in the Dutch capital and the 2017 programme brings a great line-up of performers and events to Amsterdam. Read more.
The Festival is funded by a mix of Dutch and Irish sponsors from business, arts and state sectors, which shows the strength of Dutch-Irish collaboration behind the scenes. This sponsorship ensures that the Festival takes place annually and continues to evolve and be successful year on year. Contact us to discuss the range of sponsorship opportunities available for companies and individuals for this unique festival of Irish culture in Amsterdam. It's also possible to make a one off donation to support the Festival. We're a small, dynamic team with a vision and are always interested to connect with like-minded partners.