Concerts & Shows
The Passing of the Shillelagh
Marking the ceremonial “passing of the Shillelagh” from the previous parade Grand Marshal to this year’s, the Grand Marshal’s Reception will be held on March 6th, 2017, in the lobby of the beautiful Stanley Theater. Last year’s Grand Marshal, Christopher McGrath, will be on hand to do the honors, when – flanked by an assemblage of past Grand Marshals – he hands off the shillelagh to this year’s honoree, Vaughn Lang. The reception, which runs from 5-8 PM, costs $10, which goes to defray the costs of the parade. Food and refreshments are included, and providing entertainment throughout the evening will be Craobh Dugan, Utica’s chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.