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For the Irish expats and travellers that flock to Melbourne, Peel Street’s Drunken Poet is a home-away-from-home. The authentic pub, owned by Irish export Siobhan Dooley, is more than just a watering hole for those battling homesickness – it’s also become a hotspot for live music in the CBD.
Since opening its doors in 2006, the Drunken Poet has welcomed a variety of musicians onto its stage. The free gigs go down six-nights a week, ranging from traditional Irish folk to country and blues, and everything in between. Tuesday nights are for tribute shows, Wednesdays feature female artists for Wine, Whisky, Women and Thursdays rotate between open-mic nights and singer-songwriter performances.
Like any good Irish pub, the venue is gearing up for one of the Irish calendar’s biggest days of the year – St Patrick’s Day.
Regardless of whether you’re an Aussie or an expat, everyone is invited to come along on Tuesday March 17 for a night of green and Guinness. They’ll be kicking things off at 3pm with Drunken Poet favourite Stephen Kennedy, followed by the Tim Scanlan Trio. Scanlan usually performs as a one-man band, but he’ll have some accompaniment for this one.
Dan Bourke and Cyril Moran will be joining forces to wrap things up, though the party won’t stop there. Come along in your best green garb, sink a few of pints of Guinness and swig some whiskey, all in the name of Saint Patrick.
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at the Drunken Poet on Tuesday March 17. Find out more via the venue website.