Explore the history related to the Irish during the Revolutionary War at a performance by Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones. A reception with Irish-inspired beer and food will take place in the Vaughan Lobby following this performance and cultural music discussion.
Derek Warfield is considered one of Ireland’s great ballad singers. He was a founding member and long-serving front man of the legendary Wolfe Tones, named after the Irish patriot Theobald Wolfe Tone, one of the leaders of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and regarded as the father of Irish republicanism. Founded in the early 1960’s, the Wolfe Tones band incorporated traditional Irish music into their songs promoting Irish independence. Now performing as “Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones,” Derek will share—through story and musical performance—his years of research studying Irish music and songs popular in the generations close to the events of the American Revolution.
Taste a sampling of these Irish-inspired dishes:
Mini Shepherd's Pie
Lamb Meatballs with Cream Sauce
Smoked Salmon Crostini
Irish Potato Bites
Potato Skins with Corn Beef and Cheddar
Washington's St. Patrick's Day Proclamation of 1780
St. Patrick’s Day conjures images of shamrocks, leprechauns, and “wearing o’ the green”; symbols instantly familiar to our Western cultural and visual vocabularies. Such iconography is fairly modern; however, and in 1780 St. Patrick’s Day in the American colonies was anything but verdant.