Andover residents can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with corned beef and cabbage, or Irish music or Irish landscapes if they’re in a green mood between now and Sunday, March 17, which is St. Patrick’s Day.
Here’s a sampling of what’s happening locally:
St. Patrick’s Day Party
A traditional corned beef and cabbage luncheon will be available at Atria Marland Place, which invites the public to celebrate at noon, Sunday, March 17, at Atria Marland Place, 15 Stevens St., Andover. RSVP to 978-475-4225.
Lorica Artworks presents “Ireland in Real Time,” an art exhibition created by a diverse group of contemporary artists from Ireland and New England, through April 13, at Lorica Artworks, 96 Main St., Andover. For more information contact Mia Guerrera at 978-470-1829 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also at loricaartworks.com.
Live Irish Music
On Friday, people can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a night of Irish music at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College on the Andover-North Andover line. Performing is Solas, described by the center as “the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the U.S today. Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.”
The concert is March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door cost $25; advance tickets are $20 or $18 for seniors and students.
For reservations and more information call 978-837-5355 or visit merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
Symphony Highlights Irish-Born Composer
This symphony orchestra concert features an Irish-born composer. The Reading Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Sunday, March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, at 3:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center of the Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road, Reading. There will be a rare performance of the Finale of the Symphony #3 by the Irish-born composer, Charles Villiers Stanford.
Tickets, available at the door, are $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, free children 12 and under. For more information, or to order tickets for pickup at the door, call 978-664-5614.
On Sunday, March 24, at 2 p.m. the Lawrence Public Library will present a free concert featuring Andover musicians George and Terri Kelley. They will performing Celtic melodies for voice and piano. The concert includes a guest appearance by singer Larry Melia Jr. and a tribute to the late great Irish fiddle virtuoso, Larry Reynolds, who passed away last October. The one-hour concert is free and open to the public. There is a reception following the performance. This yearly event is sponsored by The Irish Foundation. For more information, call 978-683-8222.
Radio and Tv
Railroad Street resident Thomas Garvey, who for the past 27 years hosted a St. Patrick’s Day Tribute Radio Show with Bruce Arnold on 1110-AM WCCM, www.1110wccmam.com, will do so from 2 to 5 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day.
He also notes that many people can find and play Irish music at home throughout the week by tuning to Comcast Cable station 533 through March 17.