If you're gonna rock out with your shillelagh out, you're gonna need some authentic LIVE St. Patrick's Day music and here's where to find it.

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    The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center

    If you'd like to be in the center of the action for all things Irish, there's no better place than The Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center to get your Irish on?

    Take a peek at their events calendar for the full rundown of live music customized for St. Paddy's Day. Saturday, March 16 enjoy mini-seisiuns throughout the day along with live Irish music in the evening.

    On Sunday, March 17 enjoy Irish dancing throughout the day and live music featuring Steve O'Tree and Chicks N' Sync. On Sunday, March 24, it's an all-day celebration featuring food, music, and dancing. Check GDCICC website for music performers and times.

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    Murphy's Pub - Newtown

    There's a weekend full of live music at Murphy's kickin' off on Friday, March 15 with Dean Selnick and Co. from 5 till 7 pm and then 'The Rakes' take the stage at 9 pm.

    On Saturday, March 16, I-95's 'Ethan and Lou Morning Show' kick off the festivities at 6 pm giving away some free concert tickets on and off until 8 pm. Starting up at 9 pm, 'The Mix' an exceptional 6-piece classic rock band makes their Murphy's Pub debut. On Sunday, March 17, Fairfield based 'Keltic Kick' takes the stage playing a unique blend of energized traditional Irish music.

  • The Note Restaurant and Bar - Photo by Ethan
    The Note Restaurant and Bar - Photo by Ethan

    The Note Kitchen and Bar - Bethel

    The Note Kitchen and Bar in Bethel is where unique fine food and drink meets live music almost every night of the week. Owner Tony Heslin has combined his love of good food and great music into a unique restaurant/music venue.

    The Note is celebrating St. Patrick's Day all week long with music every night during the weeks of March 11th through the 25th featuring Bobby Morrill, Uncle Bill Whiskey, Bone Dry Duo, Killian Troupe, and loads of other fine musicians. Click on notekitchen.com for the complete live music lineup.

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    Fairfield Theatre Company - Fairfield

    On Sunday, March 17 the Fairfield Theatre Company is throwing a St. Patrick's Day Party at 'The Warehouse' from 5 to 11 pm featuring 'Green Eyed Lady' and the legendary 'Irish Rovers.' Guess what? It's absolutely free to get in! There'll be Guinness on tap and some free swag but get there early because they're expecting a full house. For the entire entertainment calendar for the FTC, click on fairfieldtheatre.org/calendar.

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    Rosy Tomorrow's - Danbury

    The legendary Rosy Tomorrow's can be found at 15 Old Mill Plain Rd. in Danbury. Rosy's is going Irish green all week from March 12th through the 17th with an Irish music extravaganza featuring Ian CampbellFred Krug, along with bagpipers and many more. Check out Rosy's entire entertainment lineup at rosytomorrows.webstarts.com/entertainment.

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    O'Neill's Pub and Restaurant - Norwalk

    If you're looking for a true to life Irish Pub in Connecticut, you'll find it at 93 North Main St. in Norwalk. The O'Neill brothers opened their pub on St. Patrick's Day in 1999.

    Their Irish live music festivities launch on Thursday, March 14 with some sing-a-long Irish music by Bob Morrill followed up by Billy Donaldson on Friday the 15th. On Saturday the 17th, O'Neills proudly presents Larry Kirwan from Black 47 beginning at 7 pm. For O'Neill's entertainment calendar, click on oneillsono.com/events

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    Molly Darcy's - Danbury

    Molly's celebrates the wearin' of the green like no other restaurant/music venue in the greater Danbury area when they kick off their St. Patrick's Day weekend on Friday the 15th with the Eamon O'Neill Band straight from Ireland beginning at 9:30.

    The 'Mike Collins Band' debuts at Molly's on Saturday night at 9:30 and then on Sunday, St. Patrick's Day, Molly's pulls out all the stops beginning at 9 am for a family style St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring the Eamon O'Neill Band, Irish dancing, a kid's menu, and green beer of course! No reservations will be taken on Sunday.

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    O'Connors Public House -

    O'Connors kick off their Irish music fest with fan favorite Jeff Conlon from 2:30 until 5:30 pm. From 8 till 10 in the Rose Room with Litchfield based 'Soul Case.' 


    On Sunday get to O'Connors for authentic bag pipers kickin' off at 2 pm. Jeff Conlon's back at 3:30 and then from 7 to 9 pm Irish it up with 'Wildcat Creek' playing traditional Celtic and old-time world music. O'Connor's has five locations in Pawling, Brookfield, New Milford, Brewster, and Torrington. To read about each of the 5 O'Connors, click on oconnorspublichouse.com/about. 

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