Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the American Irish Historical Society

Erin McKibben and Joshua Jenkins Performing (Photo by Bonnie Carroll)

President Frank McGinty with members and friends of the American Irish Historical Society California Branch enjoyed a festive evening at the historic Little Town Club in Santa Barbara celebrating March 17th with a formal concert by Erin McKibben, Director of the Music Academy of the West’s Sing! choral program, accompanied by musician Joshua Jenkins.

Dinner guests celebrating everything Irish during St.Pat’s Dinner (Photo by Bonnie Carroll)

The delicious Irish dinner was served in the club’s beautiful dining room, where guests enjoyed an Irish dinner complete with Irish Soda Bread, salad and dessert followed by a formal toast and sing-a-long of Irish favorites, along with a drawing for a beautiful Waterford Crystal clock.

The American Irish Historical Society is located on 5th Avenue in New York, and was founded in Boston 127 years go in 1897. (AIHS) maintains the most complete collection of Irish-Amercian literature and history in the U.S.

President Frank McGinty Welcomes Guests (Photo: Bonnie Carroll)

The society also holds cultural events at its headquarters in New York, as well as Santa Barbara, California. The Society produces a publication The Recorder.

For membership information visit www.aihs.org.

Bonnie Carroll

Written by Bonnie Carroll

Writer, publisher, editor over 30 years, Bonnie Carroll is the present Publisher, Editor-in-Chief of Bonnie Carroll's Life Bites News founded 2005. She is also a contributor to a bevy of magazine and newspapers California and international since 1983.

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