Luton Irish Forum
12th Annual Luton & District
Festival & parade
March 11th-17th 2011
Programme of Events:
7.30pm –Sean O’Riada Mass. St. Joseph’s Church
8.30pm- Launch Dance Davitts showband. Admission £5. St Joseph’s PC
9.30am- Pre parade Sean O’Riada Mass. Our Lady Castle Street.
10.30am- Parade assembles. Manor Rd.
11.00 Parade leaves Manor Rd.
12 Noon. Parade Arrives. St Georges Square.
MC welcomes dignitaries
Address by LIF Chair Noreen Kellett MBE
Response by Mayor of Luton, Cllr T Shaw
Eugene Forde, Irish Embassy Representative
Presentation of Shamrock
Emerald Pipe Band to play during presentation
Catching the Boat- a pageant on the history of emigration from Ireland starring the ‘Strawboys’
12.40pm – Davitt’s 6 piece Showband from Ireland. Music throughout the afternoon in showband style.
Mall Centre (Smith Square) MC John Hutcheson
11.00am- Malachy Cairns (Accordian)
11.30am- John Brookes Dancers
11.45am- Rayner School of Dancing
12.05pm – Malachy Cairns (Accordian)
12.30pm- Clara Byrne sings
12.45pm- Conway-Lally Dancers
1.00pm- Noah Streetwise Opera Group
1.20pm- The Buchalawns (Mature Dancers)
1.30pm- Leagrave Comholtas Ceoltoiri Eireann
1.45pm- Rayner School of Dancing
Sat 12th &Sun 13th
7.30pm- ‘Don’t Tell the Wife’ . A 3 Act comedy by Sam Cree performed by Tydavnet players, Monaghan. Admission £10.
Library Theatre Box Office: 01582 547474
9.30am- ST PATRICK’S DAY Sean O’Riada Mass. Our Lady’s. Castle St.
Mall Centre (Smith Square)
11.00am – Traditional Entertainment until 2pm.