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The Irish Descendants

17mar8:30 pm11:00 pmThe Irish DescendantsEvent Type MusicLight House Arts Centre, 1800 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, B3J 2V9, Canada Event Organized ByThe Irish Descendants

The Irish Descendants

Event Details

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2023 with the Juno and ECMA award-winning Newfoundland folk group, The Irish Descendants.

Born of Irish emigrants, all members of The Irish Descendants were workers in the Newfoundland fishing industry before forming the band in 1990 out of the remnants of two former Newfoundland bands – The Descendants and Irish Coffee.

The group helped to popularize traditional Newfoundland music to a wider Canadian audience in the early 1990s, along with other bands such as Great Big Sea. Their popularity within the province itself led to their selection as the official band of the province’s 500th-anniversary celebrations, during which they performed for the Queen.