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London’s Underground is going green for St Patrick’s Day celebrations

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28:  A busker plays at an Underground station on February 28, 2012 in London, England.   London's underground rail system, commonly called the tube, is the oldest of its kind in the world dating back to 1890. It carries approximately a quarter of a million people around its network every day along its 249 miles of track and 270 stations. The network has undergone several years of upgrade work and refurbishment in preparation for the Olympic Games which take place this summer. During this time the tube is expected to carry millions of visitors to and from the Olympic Parks. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Musicians and dancers are wanted for the London Underground’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations (Photo: Getty Images)

ARE you an Irish dancer, musician or poet? Do you want the opportunity to perform live in front of cheering crowds? 

If so, you could be a part of this year’s huge St Patrick’s Day celebrations in London, when the Underground turns green to mark the annual event.

A number of tube stations will host live performances showcasing Ireland’s cultural heritage and the country’s links with London, and you could be at the heart of the festivities, entertaining tourists and Londoners alike with your musical talents.

The Irish Embassy in London and Transport for London (TFL) are teaming up to bring the event to the English capital, which aims to showcase the best of the Irish in Britain.

For visitors who want to travel back through history, a special exhibition will also be held at Moorgate Station to commemorate the contribution of Irish construction workers to the development of the Underground and London’s rail networks.

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The events will take place on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, to coincide with the London St Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade.

The Irish Embassy and TFL are calling on individuals or groups of performers to volunteer, including: traditional Irish musicians of all ages, storytellers, dancers, and writers for an Irish poetry corner.

For further information and to sign up please contact Nora Delaney at the Irish Embassy by emailing [email protected]

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Nemesha Balasundaram

Nemesha Balasundaram is a Reporter with The Irish Post. Follow her on Twitter @nemeshaB

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