Thursday, 6 March 2008

Irlandalingvo en Des Moines la Des Moines Register:

Participate in a free family-friendly Irish festival - sans green beer - after the big parade downtown. Entertainers include the Four Shillings Short Band from Ireland; Irish harpist Tim Britton, a piper and penny whistle player from Fairfield; local street harpist and storyteller Darren Raleigh; as well as weavers, spinners, Celtic dancers and Irish language classes.

Lynn Alex of the Office of State Archaeologist in Iowa City will conduct a workshop on Irish genealogy and museum staff will give a presentation about the history of the Irish in Iowa and the United States.

In addition, conservators will install and unveil the Irish Harp National battle flag from the Historical Museum's collection.

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