86th McGinleys’ Golden Ace St. Patrick’s Weekend Celebration

Weekend Celebration  

Friday March 15,  Saturday March 16, Sunday March 17

Fri & Sat inside opens at 10:30 AM, Tent at Noon–Sun Mass 10:30, Celebration begins at noon

Must be 21 or over, Cash only

Come join us for a St. Patrick’s Celebration that’s been named one of the 10 Best by the USA Today!  Music is at the heart of our family pub and this year we have an amazing lineup!  We’ll have one of Irish music’s living legends, Derek Warfield!   To put it into perspective, a few years ago Derek & The Young Wolfe Tones performed for the President of the United States on St. Patrick’s Day!    Plus, musical acts flown in from Ireland, a NYC Celtic Rock band who recently won Celtic Rock album of the year by Paddyrock.com, and of course, a staple in our Irish community, Patrick Grant, Indy’s best Irish tenor!  





Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones—From Ireland on U.S. Tour (Sat. & Sun)
Direct from Ireland, this 5 piece Irish band is one of the best in the business, headlining Irish festivals throughout both Ireland and the U.S.!  Lead singer and historian, Derek Warfield, has had an amazing 24 hits in the Irish charts!  And his band is led by 3 time All-Ireland banjo champion Damaris Woods.  Together, Derek Warfield & TYWT are one of the premier Irish bands in the world.   A few years ago we weren’t able to bring in Derek Warfield & TYWT to the Ace for St. Patrick’s Day….because the President of the United States requested their talents for the White House St. Patrick’s celebration!  But this year…they’re all ours!

Dooley Brothers—Direct From Ireland

Situated an hour outside of Dublin, in a quiet farming community of Co. Laois, is the home of two of Ireland’s best kept musical secrets:  The Dooley Brothers.  With their strong, powerful voices, these two men, according to Derek Warfield, sound like ten!  In fact, Derek was so thrilled after witnessing this folk and rebel band live that he called us up the next day and said we MUST bring the Dooley’s into our Celebration.   And we did!  And they put on such a great performance…we asked them back for another year!  

The Narrowbacks—From New York on US Tour (Friday only)

 “The Narrowbacks are the real deal and the sky is the limit for this young group of paddy rockers” – Paddy Rock Radio

The Narrowbacks are a six-piece Celtic Rock band from the heart of New York’s Irish community.  They cut their teeth in Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar and followed in the footsteps other bands from there; The Mickey Finns, The Prodigals and The McCabes.  They rock pubs and Irish Fests throughout the U.S, including our own Indy Irish Fest! 

Pat Grant & Accompanist—Born in Ireland

The best Irish tenor in Indiana, Patrick Grant, has performed at the Golden Ace for nearly forty years!  His voice is incredible, he sings the Irish songs that we can all sing-a-long to and but hits the notes that not all of us can hit.  By the age of twelve, he was singing live on the B.B.C., and he has continued to hone his talents throughout the years.  Upon coming to the US, Pat has appeared on stage with such classic artists as Pat O’Brien and Dennis Day. 

Catholic Mass–Sunday 10:30am
What better way to kick off the patron saint of Ireland’s special day than having a Mass in the tent of the oldest Irish pub in Indianapolis?  With Fr. Glenn O’Connor as celebrant and Bill & Denise Farrell as Mass coordinators, this is sure to have an Irish flair to it!