Here are some great videos I found on youtube of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, plus fiddler Stephanie Cadman and accompanist Jake Charron
Uploaded by RayVanEng on
Mar 21, 2011
St. Patrick's Day Parade (PART 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eGuW8yFLM4
the bells and whistles of the St. Patrick's Day Pararde 2011 in
Vancouver. The most spectacular Irish celebration in western Canada.
Irish dancers, clowns, fire engines, police, antique cars, floats,
trucks, bagpipe bands, legend marching bands, horse-mounted drill teams,
Chinese lion dancers, Celtic warriors etc. in a spectacular display of
Irish pride and celebration. The parade was held on March 20, 2011
between Drake and Georgia Street on Howe in downtown Vancouver. The St.
Patrick's Day Parade is just one of the highlights of the almost
week-long Celtic Fest in the city with plenty of Canadian musical bands
from across the country providing entertainment – Colin Grant Band,
Stephanie Cadman, Leum, Spirit of The West, The Wheat in The Barley,
Sionnaine Irish Dancers etc. Star of The County Down, a famous Irish
tune can be heard playing on bagpipes and on stage by electric guitars
and fiddles. Because of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games last
year, the St. parade was cancelled. This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade
2011 was greeted with excellent weather and had a very large turn-out,
some estimated to be over 200,000.
Stephanie Cadman and Jake Charron performed at
the Celtic Village (Georgia & Granaville street in Vancouver) in
March of 2011 at the CelticFest 2011. Stephanie Cadman is not only a
virtuoso fiddler, at 16, she was already the top female at the World Tap
Dance Championships, and held three step-dancing titles at the Pembroke
Championships. Cadman co-founded a dance show The StepCrew and toured
on her own production, Celtic Blaze and as a main violinist in BowFire.
Jake Charron plays the piano and guitar and is one of Canada's most
highly-regarded accompanists for fiddle music. Sunday's St. Patrick's
Day Parade 2011 concludes the CelticFest 2011 series of concerts and