The 6th edition of St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam will take place on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March 2019 in Splendor and the Uilenburgersjoel in the heart of Amsterdam . Our Festival welcomes Irish, Dutch and international people based in Amsterdam and beyond. Both young and old come and celebrate, take part in, and enjoy Irish arts and Dutch-Irish collaboration in a cultural setting.
Iconic Irish singer Mary Coughlan, known as Ireland's Billie Holiday, will head up an evening of musical magic in the beautiful setting of the Uilenburger Sjoel on Saturday night, March 16th. Earlier that day Irish journalist and autor Fintan O'Toole with discuss Brexit and it's implications with Dutch journalist and author Joris Luyendijk. Ballymaloe chef and TV presenter Rory O'Connell will serve up a delicious prelude to the Friday night concert featuring live music and discussion of composer G. F. Handel's time in Dublin. A full family programme will take place, with music, dancing, drama, animation workshops and a talk by young adult author Louise O'Neill will take place on St. Patrick's Day, Sunday March 17th.
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St. Patrick's Festival Amsterdam is an annual festival celebrating Irish Arts & Culture and collaboration with top Dutch artists, performers and writers. Held in the heart of the Dutch capital in The Netherlands, it is the only celebration of the richness of Irish arts & culture in Amsterdam. The festival celebrates not only Irish traditional music, but also Irish music and musicians from other genres such as classical, pop, jazz and world, collaborating to present unique programs with Irish music as the inspiration. Spoken word, cuisine, dance, film and animation have also been featured in the programme for this Festival which first took place in 2014. Read more.
The Festival is an initiative of The DeeAispora Foundation, co-founded by Aisling Casey & Deirdre Daly in 2014. With the support of an energetic and enthusiastic board of directors, the Festival continues to grow in programme offering and ambition year on year.