In the 1870s many Irish families lived in and around Macclesfield and ‘Paddys Town’ was a descriptive name used at the time. The Catholic Church, the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Convent School, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and the Catholic picnic gave the town a true Irish identity. Music was a feature of the Sister’s teaching and school concerts contributed to the cultural life of the town. Join us in celebrating Macclesfield’s rich Irish culture of music, dance and tasty food. Be entertained by the five piece Wild Matildas Bush band and their toe tapping Australian Irish music. Dancing is for everyone, families, young and old alike. No experience, no worries, just follow the call. Enjoy a delicious supper served during interval. No alcohol.
Presented by Macclesfield Community Association History Group