Via Alex for The Old Crown, Digbeth
Birmingham’s Oldest Pub, The Old Crown
brings back its Guinness Village
for St. Patrick’s Day
Birmingham’s oldest Irish pub The Old Crown is bringing back their Guinness Village by popular demand in time for their annual week long St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.
Based in Deritend, Digbeth, the 650 year old pub will celebrate Birmingham’s booming Irish community, and its own Irish heritage, with seven events as part of St. Patrick’s Festival. The pub will reopen it’s Guinness Village and Jameson’s Beer Garden, providing the perfect hang out spot and Irish drinks to go alongside this years programme.
Monday 11th March: Whiskey Tasting
The Old Crown’s St. Pat’s Week kicks off with a Jameson Irish Whiskey tasting course where guests can enjoy a two hour whiskey tasting session including Jameson’s Original, Caskmates Stout Caskmates IPA and Jameson Black Barrel with whiskey experts for free.
Tuesday, 12th March: Digbeth Tour
Tuesday will see a tour of Digbeth looking deep into its Irish history and heritage.
Wednesday 13th March: Frances Black
Award-winning singer and “the sweetest voice in Ireland” Frances Black will be joined by a full live band. Accredited with the prestigious award for Best Irish Female at the Irish Recorded Music Association Awards among other accolades, Frances Black took the world by storm with tracks such as Wall of Tears and After The Ball recorded with Irish band Arcady.
Thursday 14th March: Football Legends
Birmingham football legends Paul McGrath and Steve Staunton will hold an exclusive talk, reminiscing about their careers and explaining how they became some of the most high profile names in footballing history. These discussions are always highly anticipated, and there only 60 spaces left for this exclusive evening.
Friday 15th March: Vice City DJs, Fleetwood Mac night
The celebrations continue into Friday with a night dedicated to Fleetwood Mac. After selling out their Fleetwood Mac nights twice over at The Hare and Hounds, Vice City DJs will take over the Guinness Village with the greatest hits from the 1970s and 80s and, of course, plenty of Fleetwood Mac.
Saturday 16th March: Rugby
Finally, the weekend sees live Six Nations Sports coverage on giant screens on Saturday, followed by live music from The Holy Show Band.
Sunday 17th March: St Patrick’s Day
Then on St. Patrick’s Day, The Old Crown will join the street parties and St. Patrick’s festivities with an all day party featuring Ash Sheehan, Ire-Ish, Hooley, James Reidy and a special DJ set from Birmingham band Peace.
Tickets for The Old Crown’s Digbeth St. Pats’ Week are available via Design My Night: designmynight.com/birmingham/pubs/digbeth/the-old-crown and Tickets for Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party are available on the door.
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