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 Slated for Saturday March 15th 2013

I am glad to hear that Texas Celtic rock group Cleghorn will be part of St Patrick’s Celebration! Their tune 9 Minutes of Woo still plays in my head. That’s a proof of their persistent devotion to craft. Anyone can be inspired to write a tune. But crafting that tune and making it immortal takes time. This is the area where father and son John Cleghorn ( Vocals, Guitars, Harmonica)  Dylan Cleghorn (Fiddle, Bagpipes, Didgeridoo, Vocals) with  Mike Griffin – Bass and  Paul Muller – Drums   really do well.

Check this press release from 3a:

Santa Rosa Beach FL – The 7th Annual 30a St Patrick’s Parade and Festival is slated for Saturday March 15th 2013, Nationally recognized Celtic Rock Band Cleghorn will headline the entertainment along with the Drake School of Irish Dance 0001737059_20

CLEGHORN are a Texas-based Celtic Rock band. They combine stadium rock with blues and folk influences laced with a strong Celtic brew.

If you mixed ZZ Top with The Hobbit soundtrack, it might sound something like CLEGHORN. Their music mixes original folk/rock songwriting with high energy Celtic fiddle and bagpipe tunes. Creating their sound based on traditional Celtic fiddle tunes, they rock harder and play wilder shows with a fiddle and didgeridoo than most of their guitar-trashing contemporaries. music mixes original folk/rock songwriting with high energy Celtic fiddle and bagpipe tunes.

The parade expects over 50 floats and parade entries, in all shapes and sizes. Parade lineup begins at 3.30 pm Saturday March 15th on 30a and heads 4 miles west, ending at Gulf Place, where the festivities continue.

“The 7th Annual 30a St Patrick’s Parade and Irish Festival will be bigger than ever, said Paul Vizard, event founder. The original mission to showcase local businesses and the area of 30a is being fulfilled in a greater manner than imagined.”

The perpetual trophy won last year by Kitchens Etc will once again be awarded for “Best in Parade.”  The Eco-friendly “green” prize award for the best electric/self powered or non gas powered vehicle entry for the 2nd year running.

Festival goers can purchase commemorative T shirts, experience arts and crafts, including jewelry, wood carving, face painting, and of course a variety of food and drinks. A few vendor table and tent spaces are still available, and businesses are encouraged to be a sponsor, details at www.30aparade.com

Event Information

The 7th Annual 30a St Patrick’s Parade and Festival is the largest celebration in NW Florida of Ireland’s St. Patrick’s day. The parade commences on Scenic 30a in NW Florida March 15th at 3.30pm and ends at Gulf Place, where premier Irish Dancers and Celtic Bands perform through the evening. For details visit www.30aparade.com

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