‘Tis Irish Day at Morris Arboretum on May 5


May the tree lined path rise up to greet you on Sunday, May 5, Irish Day at Morris Arboretum, which is always dressed in green.  Bring your whole clan to learn more about Irish culture through music and dance performances, a history talk and complimentary beer samples of a local Irish brew, from 11am-3pm at various garden spots.


·         11am:  Next Generation – young musicians from the Irish Center will perform traditional tunes below the Rose Garden.

·         12pm: Rince Ri School of Irish Dance – this award winning troupe will dance at the Haha Wall

·         1pm:  The Watson Brothers – pipers and historians, William and J. Francis Watson will pipe their way down to the Baxter Circle (adjacent to the Garden Railway) where they will give a talk about the findings revealed in their book Massacre at Duffy’s Cut: Tragedy and Conspiracy on the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Books will be available for purchase.

·         1-3pm:  Doylestown Brewery – Duffy’s Cut, an Irish style red ale, will be available to sample while supplies last.  The brewery will also be offering six packs for sale.  A portion of the proceeds benefits the Duffy’s Cut Project.

·         2pm:  Accordionist Rob Curto and fiddler Hollis Payer will play Irish tunes below the Rose Garden.

Included with garden admission.

Morris Arboretum is one of more than 30 Philadelphia gardens in America’s Garden Capital. This 92-acre horticultural display garden features a spectacular collection of mature trees in a beautiful and colorful landscape.  The official arboretum of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective 1988, Morris Arboretum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and accredited by the American Association of Museums.  For more information, visit: www.morrisarboretum.org

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone: 215.247.5777 | www.morrisarboretum.org
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