The History of St. Patrick's Day in Legend, Story & Song

Code: SL32814

Dates: March 15, 2023

Meets: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Creutzburg Center

Course Fee: $39.00

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Shamrocks, shillelaghs, harps, reed pipes, the wearin’ of the Green, and of course, parades. Behind these familiar symbols of St. Patrick’s Day are the stories and legends that go far back in Irish Celtic history to a time when poets were as powerful as kings and people believed in leprechauns. Explore the origins and evolution of the many symbols and legends associated with St. Patrick’s Day. Come hear the colorful stories, legends, and historical facts behind one of the year’s most magical holidays – customs handed down through the ages that will intrigue and surprise you – all set to the music and poetry of the "Emerald Isle" and presented in period costume.
Fee: $39.00
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Creutzburg Center

260 Gulph Creek Road
Radnor, PA 19087
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Jack Covington

Dr. Covington is an Oxford-educated historian and classically trained stage actor and lecturer. He is also the Creative Director of “Characters-on-Call” – 1 st person living history biographies. He presents dynamic first-person historical impersonations of famous literary and historical personages from the pages of history – in authentic period costume – history brought to life! He is a refreshingly innovative, enlightening, and engagingly dynamic educator, actor, and entertainer of the most creative kind – one who loves both his craft and his audience – who consistently delivers a lecture in true “that’s entertainment” style. He deliberately steps outside the proverbial box, breaking down barriers and successfully injecting spontaneity, wit, and warmth into his lecture ‘performances’. He has lectured and performed for many historical museums and cultural organizations. Performance topics he has presented are listed on his website, www.PerformancesParExcellence.com. Dr. Covington is also a world traveler, adventurer, and a former avid mountaineer. His ability to incorporate his first-hand experiences into his lecture performances serves to both enlighten and enthrall his audiences. He delights in the opportunity to share his unique concept of combining lifelong learning with entertainment that will educate, stimulate, and inspire his audiences today and tomorrow!

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