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St Patrick Festival: Cocktail masterclass with Lough Neagh Distillers before Realta live from Market Place Theatre

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Join Vernon Fox founder of Lough Neagh Distillers for his virtual cocktail masterclass.

Vernon will talk through some of the legends and stories of the area and the legend of St Patrick, of Lough Neagh and of Coney Island as he mixes and shares the recipes of his Saint Patrick’s Day cocktails.

Using these local ingredients you will easily be able to make your own cocktails at home.

Lough Neagh Distillers – 1837 Ltd were established in 2019 and are based near Lurgan on the South Shore of Lough Neagh. They produce a range of beers and spirits for the local and export market and their core offerings are based around the stories and legends of Lurgan and Lough Neagh.

Cocktail Masterclass with Lough Neagh Distillers, 6-7pm, Tuesday 16 March

This event will be available to view, free of charge through Visit Armagh Youtube and social media channels


Live from the Market Place Theatre – Realta, 7.30pm – 8.30pm, Tuesday 16 March

This event is free and will stream live free of charge through Visit Armagh Youtube and social media channels

Performing on uilleann pipes, whistles, bodhrán, guitar, bouzouki, banjo, double bass and vocals, Réalta’s unique sound and masterful musicianship has secured their position as one of the most exciting acts on the Irish traditional music scene today.

The band has toured extensively throughout Europe, America and as far afield as India and South Korea, earning them a reputation as ambassadors of the tradition.

fRoots magazine described the group sound by writing “Their approach is distinctive and invigorating and the results amazing!”. Réalta will be joined by special guest Myles McCormack on guitar, mandolin and vocals.

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