Dr. M. & band-mate Magda pose with a Little Martin Guitar and Oscar Schmidt Centurion Autoharp flanking Belmar's St. Patrick's Day Parade Deputy Grand Marshall, Janet McGrath. "Harp Hymns" entertained parade attendees on the Main Street parade route which numbered nearly 300,000!
SUNDAY, March 7, 2010 Main Street in Belmar...be there! Touted as one the largest St. Patrick's Day Parades and celebrations in New Jersey. Everyone will be there! Eclectic Sound will be on the ground, sampling Irish reels and fiddle tunes as well as all the excitement from the parade itself. Look for our tweets on Twitter, indicating locations of the best Irish pub music and jamming throughout the day. Busking was never this good!
The parade will be covered by Cablevision and re-broadcast on Channel 78. The Asbury Park Press will also have videotape footage from the parade at their website. Come out and meet us at the reviewing stand stage for some seriously rocking good times but with an Irish accent. Visit the Belmar, Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade on Facebook for parade details, routes and other helpful information. Check Twitter by searching #APPSTPAT to get our other parade photos and great places to hear Irish music in Belmar.
Be sure to check out St. Stephen's Green Publick House in Spring Lake Hts. for their Irish Seisiuns every Tuesday night from 7-10 pm. Getting to the parade is easy via the New Jersey rail system. Just take the train to Belmar and you are literally steps from the reviewing stand for the parade on Main Street. In fact the partying on the train is almost as fun as the parade itself! Dom's Pizza right next to the viewing stand stage on Main Street will again have their delicious St. Patrick's Day "green" pizza. Erin Go Bragh!
Photo Above: Magda & Dr. M. at the reviewing stand stage with parade organizer, Fran Griffin who is the creator of the Belmar Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade Official Group linked above.
Photo below: Proud Irish Drum Major leads the charge of kilted pipers during the parade this Sunday.