St Patrick’s Day events in Finland 2017

Irish or not, the world goes green on St Patrick's Day! 17 March is a time to celebrate, and here are the best St Patrick's events taking place in Finland this month.

'Enchanting Enchantresses' classical music concert

8 March 19:00-22:00, Sininen Huvila, Linnunlauluntie 11, Helsinki

'Enchanting Enchantresses' is part of the Encanto Salongit Series and features Ireland’s rising stars of the baroque world ‘Ensemble Dagda’ who will be teaming up with two Finnish musicians to celebrate International Women’s Day. The concert features female baroque composers and a speech by renowned Finnish scholar Ulla Aartomaa. Find out more here


Salo Irish Festival 2017

17-18 March, Salo

Salo is organising a St Patrick’s Day festival, Salo Irish, with lots of Irish music and dance! The main event is on Friday starting at 17.00 at ‘Kulttuuritalo Kiva’ (Horninkatu 21). Entertainment will be provided by three bands and a dancing group: O’Rives, The Last of the McKeithans, The Green Hope and Dragún Irish Dancers. For more information and tickets, email Irkkufestari.salo@gmail.com. Check out the event page here

Droichead St. Patrick's Day concert

17 March at 19:00, Kulttuuritalo Valve, Valvesali, Hallituskatu 7, 90100 Oulu

Droichead perform action-packed shows with traditional Irish dance tunes and songs. They are known as an energetic live band with a deep respect for the tradition of the Irish music box. During the concert, the band will also be joined by a special guest: Irish Dance Oulu. Find out more here

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'The Proclaimation of the Hibernian Cellist' concert

20 March 18:00-19:00, German Church, Helsinki

'The Proclaimation of the Hibernian Cellist' is a baroque cello concert presented by Irish musician, Norah Catherine O'Leary . This concert features works by Handel, Geminiani, Vivaldi, O'Carolan and unusually a piece by Biber that is most commonly heard on violin. Find out more here

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