Monday, February 15, 2010

St. Patrick's Party at the Grand Hall featuring Seanchai and the Unity Squad

Join us for what promises to be an absolutely fabulous night out in the St. Patrick's season on March 5, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Live music will start at 7:30 p.m. Our Unrepentant St. Patrick's Day Party will feature music by New York's Seanchai and the Unity Squad and Pittsburgh's own Jack Puskar

Party packages are as follows:

St. Patrick's Package: $40.00 per person includes ticket to the event, ticket for our Irish buffet, and 3 drink tickets for your choice of beverage.

St. Brendan's Package: $30.00 per person. Includes admission to the event, ticket for the buffet, and one drink ticket for your choice of beverage.

Shamrock Package: $10.00 per person, includes admission to the event. Food and beverage tickets may be purchased at your discretion.

Overnight Package: $170.00 for Overnight accommodations in our Priory Hotel for two in one of our standard rooms, along with two St. Patrick's Package tickets.
Pre-paid St. Patrick's Packages in groups of at least four can reserve a table.
For tickets or additional information contact us at Gene Lucente at (412) 224-6302 or e-mail

A portion of this event's net proceeds will benefit the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 13, 2010.

Seanchai and the Unity Squad features Chris Byrne (formerly of Black 47) and offers a distinctive melange of Irish traditional music, reggae, ska and hip hop. The music of Seanchai, which means storyteller in Gaelic (Irish), is deeply political, with a very strong streak of Irish nationalism. This is well evident on their songs "It's Time to Go" and "I am Gavarghy Road," as well as in covers of "The Ballad of Mairead Farrell" and "Fields of Athenry." Seanchai's music also tells of the Irish American experience, especially the Irish American and immigrant milieu in New York. One of Seanchai's better known songs is "Walk All The Days," a complex and heartbreaking first person narrative of a dying Irish American police officer who's been shot because he hestitated to fire at a teenager. The song has particular resonance since Byrne is a former NYPD officer.

Chris Byrne is joined on vocals by Rachel Fitzgerald, born in Dublin, who has an unbelievably clear and precise vocal style.

Seanchai performed here at the Grand Hall in March 2005, as part of the Unrepentant St. Patrick's Day Gathering tour, along with Declan McLaughlin and Eire Og. It was a blast of a show, and we're looking forward to more of the same in March!


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