St Patrick’s day is here again and our members have been busy, busy for the last few months designing, building, preparing, constructing, rehearsing and creating an amazing concoction of processions, pageants, parades and paraphernalia to grace the highways and byways of Ireland's towns and cities in joint celebration of our identity.
Here are ISACS top ten artists not to be missed on St. Patrick's Day. Have a look at ISACS' snapshot of where some of our members will be and what they are at and Happy St Patrick’s Day from ISACS!
Just so you know, we have listed them in no particular order of preference - we love them all equally!
Catch ARTASTIC at the Dublin National Parade!
Artastic led by the inimitable Vijaya Bateson will present at our National Parade in Dublin city a brand new production featuring their trademark carnival colours, styles and skills entitled: ‘Ireland….Together we are an Ocean’
Catch BUI BOLG PRODUCTIONS in Wexford, Kilkenny, Athlone, Dundalk, Mullingar, Waterford, Edenderry and Dublin!
Picture: Bui Bolg St Patrick's Day Parade 2014
Bui Bolg Productions win the prize for their work appearing in the most towns on the one day. You can see their weird and wonderful creations in: Wexford, Kilkenny, Athlone, Dundalk, Mullingar, Waterford, Edenderry and of course Dublin where they lead the National parade off with their newest production ‘Ireland you are….A Tapestry’.
Catch BLOCO GARMAN in Wexford and Gorey
Bloco Garman will be bringing that samba beat to Wexford town all along the quay, where Wexford celebrates 100 years of the St Patricks Parade (Not a bad record, since only last year Ireland commemorated the 1916 rising).
Catch CORK COMMUNITY ARTLINK in Cork city
Cork Community Artlink are presenting a large community procession created by and with a wide range of participants on the theme: ‘Culture, Community and Commerce’.
Catch KADAKABOOM ARTS in Armagh
Kadakaboom Arts will be bringing their madcap antics, music and craic to Armagh…..so if you are up there, don’t miss these loons!!
Catch LORDS OF STRUT in Paris and Dublin
Picture: Clare Keogh - Lords of Strut entertaining the crowd - UCC Open Day, Cork City.
World famous duo Seamus and Sean-tastic will be performing in Paris and bring Irish comedy and acrobatics made in Cork to the French capital.
Catch LUMEN in Limerick
Picture: Danilo Shannon Lumen Street theatre at the launch of the St Patrick's Day Parade preparations in Limerick by Sean Curtis.- The Irish Times image of the day.
Lumen will be appearing in Limerick, this group inspired by our hero the late, great Martin Folan, continue to uphold his light with humour, wit and integrity on the streets of Limerick.
Catch MACNAS in Galway, Cork and London
Picture: ISACS member Macnas at Galway Arts Festival
Macnas will be present in Galway, Cork and London, bringing their own mysterious, brand of imagination and shizam as they go! Be prepared to be amazed!
Catch REALTA in Limerick
Realta, as led by our Chairperson Mr Aidan Phelan has the responsibility of directing this year's Limerick Parade with several hundred participants from all walks of life coming together in celebration of the city.
Catch SPRAOI in Waterford, Cork and Dublin
Spraoi will feature in Waterford and Cork, and for the 21st time they will grace the streets of Dublin, where they will present the finale performance of this year’s parade with their presentation ‘Ireland you are…Full of Old Stories’.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!