Past Dates

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Wildwood Boardwalk
Duffy does the Boardwalk - evening
Wildwood, NJ

Hey, we're marching the Wildwood Boardwalk on a Thursday! Come and support us as you break open your summer vacation!

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

Wildwood Boardwalk
Duffy does the Boardwalk! - 8PM

We march the Wildwood Boardwalk every Wednesday evening in the summertime! Make sure to look for us during your vacation!

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Wildwood, NJ
String Band/Fancy Weekend! - 1PM to 7PM (but we're taking street about five-ish)
Olde New Jersey Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Price: FREE!

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Mummers Museum
Duffy at Mummers Museum - 7:15 PM
PHiladelphia, PA 19147

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Holy Ghost Prep
Bensalem Memorial Day Parade - day
Bensalem, PA

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

Wildwood Boardwalk
Captain Kid's Parade - 10 AM
Wildwood, NJ

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Pennsylvania Convention Center Philadelphia, PA
Health and Wellness Expo - 9:45 AM
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

For string band members: Park at 1324 Arch Street to have your ticket validated. 

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

The Mummer's Museum
Mummers against Cancer - 8PM
1100 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Price: $30

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Seranade for South Philly String Band
Seranade! - 11:30AM
2820 W. Porter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

ST PATTY'S DAY PARADE!!
St Patty's parade! - north wildwood - noon - 11:15 for Duffy Marchers
North Wildwood
North Wildwood, NJ, NJ
Price: free

901 Atlantic Avenue
North Wildwood, NJ 08260
City Hall: 609-522-2030 | 

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Gloucestor City Saint Patrick's Day Parade! - 11:30AM
monmouth street
gloucester city, NJ 08030
USA
Price: free!

Gloucester City gets a  SECOND St. Patrick's Day parade in 2019.

 

Msgr. William Hodge, who became pastor at St. Mary’s parish in July, holds the flag of Ireland outside his Gloucester City church. “I just couldn’t believe they didn’t have a St. Patrick’s Day parade,“ he said. “I figured the people here would react very positively.”

Gloucester City is proud to be blue-collar, but when March comes, this river town of 11,000 turns bright green.

It's the emerald green of plastic shamrocks shimmering on rowhouse doors.

It's the Kelly green of little molded leprechauns dancing on front lawns. It's the moss green of banners reading "Happy St. Patrick's Day" and "Erin go bragh," and of those iron-on patches for sale at a local gift shop that read "Gloucester City: Bleeding Green Since 1623."

But it wasn't green enough for the new pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

"I just couldn't believe they didn't have a St. Patrick's Day parade," Msgr. William Hodge marveled last week.

For a town claiming the third-largest Irish population per capita in New Jersey, it was like a dog without a bark, Sunday Mass without Holy Communion.

It was a situation that had to be rectified, and so it was. At 1 p.m. Sunday, whistles will tweet, bagpipes will skirl, drums will thrum, and Gloucester City will host its very first St. Patrick's Day parade. The second one will be held on March 4th in 2018 on Monmouth St.

"I figured the people here would react very positively," said Hodge, 65, who in July became pastor of St. Mary's, the oldest parish in the Diocese of Camden.

He hit on the idea for a parade in December, and by February had a parade permit. "It's all happening so fast," said funeral director Patrick Healey, one of the parade organizers.

"I'm excited. Everybody's excited, because it's so long overdue," said Kathy Reddy, owner of Sunshine Flowers & Gifts on North Broadway.

In addition to those "bleeding green" iron-on patches, her shop this month is selling shamrock-shape sunglasses, ceramic statuettes of St. Patrick banishing snakes from Ireland, a stuffed bear that sings "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," green plastic top hats, and bags of genuine dirt from Ireland at $9.95 a pound.

"We sell those all year round," she said of the dirt. "People like to sprinkle it on graves."

"I think a lot of people are looking forward to the parade," said Tom Kerchersky, 59, whose home's exterior was decorated with shamrocks.

Inside, the walls displayed numerous Irish blessings. The dining and breakfast tables wore shamrock-shape place mats, green bunting hung from the ceiling, and the kitchen counter featured plaques reading "Irish whiskey makes me frisky" and "When Irish eyes are smiling, they're usually up to something."

"These are my wife's," explained Kerchersky, whose wife, Maria, grew up in town. "They usually go up around Feb. 15."

She is the sister of Gloucester City's mayor, William James, who predicted the parade would be "good for the city."

"It's a great way to show us off to people who don't know us," said James. He was not concerned, he said, about rowdiness or public drunkenness during the parade "because it's just a quarter-mile," from King Street down Monmouth Street to the foot of St. Mary's stately spire.

"It's our first one," Hodge explained. "I didn't want it to look anemic," he said, and so opted for a short route with dense crowds.

The Camden Diocese's Bishop Dennis Sullivan will be grand marshal, and marchers will include the Knights of Columbus, the Camden County Emerald Society Band, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, two Mummers string bands, the Gloucester City Irish Society, several school bands, and elected officials.

Close to half the parish's 1,500 families claim Irish heritage, according to Hodge. St. Mary's was founded in 1848, "at the height of the famine," he said, that drove so many Irish to America.

 

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

Paint Night
Paint Night (fun and fundraiser!) - 7PM - 10PM
Duffy String Band, your fishtown clubhouse 2230 Cedar Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Price: $30

Join Duffy on Sat, March 3rd, for a Paint Night! Price is $30 pp. Cash Bar. Really CHEAP cash bar. Come on up and hangg out in Fishtown. 

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Mardi Gras 2018 in Manayunk - 1PM
4313 Main Street
Manayunk, PA 19127
Price: free

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Duffy Club House
Duffy Open House - 7PM
2230 Cedar St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Price: free

Never let the joy of making music with others leave your soul. Our band doesn't care about political affiliation, or age, race, religion or gender. We're about MAKING MUSIC - realtime, face to face with people who want to be a part of CREATING art instead of just passively consuming it.That's what we believe, anyway. Join us? 

 

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Mummer's Museum
String Band Order! - String Band Order
2nd and Washington
Price: 5 bucks

January 2018

Sugar House!! - 6PM

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Downingtown Christmas Parade - 3PM
4 West Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335

Christmas Parade starts at 3:00 p.m.
The parade marches along Lancaster Avenue, starting in the west end at Gable Avenue and ending at Whiteland Avenue/Rt. 113. 

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Coatesville Parade
The Duffy String Band joins the parade!! - 8:30 AM
Coatesville, pA
Coatesville, PA

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

SANTA PARADE!!
Santa Parade - 5PM
Downtown Media, PA
Media, PA

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Duffy Marches!
Duffy MARCHES - 11am wilmington, 1PM Swedesboro
Wilmington and Swedesboro
Wilmington and Swedesboro, PA

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

Duffy String Band Jam
Duffy Jam - no cover - 4PM to 8PM
Duffy Club House
2230 Cedar St Philadelphia, PA 19125
Price: free

Join the Duffy String Band as we kick off the 2017 Mumseason! Stop by the Duffy String Band Clubhouse located at 2230 Cedar St, Fishtown on Sunday, November 19th, from 4PM-8PM. Good For You will perform. Cash Bar featuring Duffy's own specialty drink, Wicked. NO COVER!

Friday, July 7th, 2017

Rotary Park - gazebo
Cape May, NJ 08204

 

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Mummers on the Boardwalk
Wildwood Boardwalk
North Wildwood, NJ

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Duffy on the Boardwalk - 7:30PM - 9PM
North Wildwood Boardwalk
Wildwood, NJ

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