Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


March 14, 2013

Irish eyes... have lots to see

Sampling of events to celebrate St. Patrick

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.

Ireland Exhibit

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 Also at

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

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.

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