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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend With Suffolk Theater

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Dervish performs at Suffolk Theater on March 17. COURTESY THE SUFFOLK

Dervish performs at Suffolk Theater on March 17. COURTESY THE SUFFOLK

John Ford's film

John Ford's film "The Quiet Man" screens at Suffolk Theater on March 16. COURTESY THE SUFFOLK

The StepCrew performs at Suffolk Theater on March 15. COURTESY THE SUFFOLK

The StepCrew performs at Suffolk Theater on March 15. COURTESY THE SUFFOLK

authorStaff Writer on Mar 3, 2024

Suffolk Theater is the place to be this St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a stellar lineup of entertainment, from world-class Celtic musicians and dancers to a fan-favorite classic film. The weekend will feature The StepCrew on Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m., a screening of “The Quiet Man” on Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m.; and Dervish on Sunday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at thesuffolk.org. Suffolk Theater is at 118 East Main Street in Riverhead.

The StepCrew – Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m.

The StepCrew is a completely original and virtuosic display of three styles of percussive dance — Irish stepdancing, Ottawa Valley stepdancing and tap — featuring incredible dancers and musicians from the likes of The Chieftains, Cherish the Ladies and Bowfire. This cast of champions in their respective art forms takes audiences on a dance journey exploring the amazing similarities and differences between these three captivating styles culminating in a uniform style — a style which Jean Butler of Riverdance fame described as “a unique and seamless blend of all three.” As if dancing weren’t enough, The StepCrew boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an amazing five-piece ensemble comprising some of the most talented and respected musicians in the Celtic music scene today. Join The StepCrew for a journey from a house party in the back kitchen of an old Irish cottage, to a lamp lighted sidewalk in New York City, to a French Canadian lumber camp in Quebec, using nothing more than their feet.

“The Quiet Man” – Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m.

John Ford’s 1952 classic “The Quiet Man” is a romantic comedy-drama set in rural Ireland, telling the story of an American boxer (John Wayne) who returns to his birthplace seeking peace but instead finds himself entangled in a fiery romance with a strong-willed Irish woman (Maureen O’Hara). Amidst cultural clashes and family drama, their love ultimately triumphs, set against the picturesque backdrop of the Irish countryside. Paired with the screening of this timeless favorite will be complimentary Irish coffee and a piece of Dianne’s Irish cream cheesecake.

Dervish – Sunday, March 17, at 7 p.m.

Featuring some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians and fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan, Dervish was the recipient of the BBC‘s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. Renowned for its live performances, Dervish is long-established as one of the biggest names in Irish music. Matching dazzling sets of tunes with stunning interpretations of traditional songs, the group’s 13 studio and live albums make up one of the outstanding catalogs in Irish music. Performing around the world for over 30 years, Dervish has accompanied the Irish president on state visits to Latvia and Lithuania as well as the prime minister of Ireland on a trade mission to China as cultural ambassadors, even taking time out to play an impromptu session on the Great Wall of China.

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