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St Patrick's Day - Press Release


25 February 2013


‘Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter’

Dance all night, go green and get lucky on St Paddy's Day.

When beer is green and shamrocks abound this St Patrick’s Day, there will be no better place to be than at the Palace of Dreams, enjoying the lively music, laughter and song served up by the ever-popular Waldorf String Band, South Africa’s premier folk and celtic music group. Best-sellers for 25 years, the band will play at the Odeon Showbar at Emperors Palace, offering rich folk flavours aimed at the forties plus market.

Around the world St Patrick’s Day is celebrated with the Irish traditions of song and dance and at Emperors Palace on 16 and 17 March the weekend will come alive with a super-amazing St Patrick’s Day party. With St Patrick’s Day traditionally an enchanted time for the Irish, a day to begin transforming dreams into magic, the Vegas of Africa is the perfect place to celebrate a bit of blarney.

The Waldorf String Band line-up includes the trio of original members, Rael Birns, John Gnoddle and Iain McAlpine supported by three other respected musicians. With their combination of guitar, mouth organ, banjo, fiddle and flute, and it’ll be more than the Irish eyes that are smiling. The show on Saturday will start at 19h30, and will be followed by the incredible Cocktail Hour dance spectacular at 21h00. Sunday’s performance of the Waldorf String Band will start at 15h00. 

The Irish say, “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light” and with tickets at only R100 per person on Saturday, and R60 per person on Sunday, it’s a toast for all. Ticket prices include a green beer.

For a weekend getaway, choose a suberb value Show, Beer and Stay package:

  • 5-Star Peermont D’Oreale Grande: R1100 Double (x2 people)
  • 4-Star Peermont Mondior: R900 Double (x2 people)
  • 3-Star Peermont Metcourt: R700 Double (x2 people)

Winners Circle card holders receive special discounts, free entry for Gold card holders, 50% discount for Silver and 20% discount for Maroon card holders. More information is available at the Winners Circle desk at Emperors Palace, or call +27 (0)11 on 011 928 1297/13.


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