When Irish eyes are smiling…it’s because they’re thinking of a three-day Golden Ace St. Patrick’s Celebration!!!
That’s right, Indy’s oldest Irish pub is having an Irish extravaganza—March 15, 16 & 17! The Ace will have live Irish music featuring an internationally known Irish band (Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones), a nationally known act (Brigid’s Cross), three mighty local groups (Laughing Jack, Déardaoin and J.P. & The Donegal Boys) plus a Catholic Mass with Fr. Joe Moriarty to kick off Sunday!
We’ll have a huge, heated tent, numerous beers on tap from Zink Distributing, those famous Ace cheeseburgers….and one heck of an Irish party!
Laughing Jack—this quartet is making its Golden Ace St. Patrick’s debut this year but have been performing throughout Indiana for years. Laughing Jack is a talented group of musicians who play Irish singalongs, traditional favorites and even some sea shanties. So get ready to chant and “shant” along!
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the passing of two musical legends at the Golden Ace, Patrick Grant & Patrick McNulty. Patrick Grant performed throughout Indianapolis for over 50 years, delighting the crowd with his amazing voice. Whether it be at Irish weddings, wakes, parties or on St. Patrick’s Day, Pat was always there for us!
Our cousin, Patrick McNulty, was one of the main musicians in our Thursday night jam sessions. During covid he formed Deardoain to make sure Indianapolis (and the Golden Ace) had Irish music on St. Patrick’s Day and helped bring in Co. Donegal’s own, Eunan McIntyre. Both will be sorely missed!