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Join Us - Lunch-N-Learn: Irish Emigration to America

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2nd


Lunch-N-Learn: Irish Emigration to America

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Earl Scruggs Center is proud to present Pat Kelleher and his presentation Irish Emigration to American on Tuesday, May 2nd!  

FREE for members. FREE with exhibit admission.

Bring your own lunch, or pre-order a $10 boxed lunch.

Exhibit Admission: $12 adults |$8 seniors/college|$6 youth |5 and under FREE

CLICK HERE to reserve your seat and pre-purchase lunch


The story of Irish emigration to America over the past two centuries in song and story, with references to the different waves of emigration that took place throughout the years. Their reasons for leaving, their acceptance into the United States, their contributions to the culture, music and businesses. The close relationships that both countries have had for two centuries.

One listen to any of Irish folk singer Pat Kelleher’s music and you can immediately here the distinctive Irish lilt in his baritone voice.  He deems himself as being a folk singer singer, but on closer scrutiny, it becomes obvious that he is much more than that. He has many diverse influences and can be heard performing traditional folk songs and sea shanties, contemporary songs and also bluegrass and old time with an emphasis on several styles of playing the five-string banjo as well as being an accomplished guitarist. He is a well renowned user of the long neck banjo in multiple styles and regularly gives lessons and workshops on this instrument. He has recently began to write songs and they are receiving positive reviews.  Pat has toured Ireland, UK, Germany, Switzerland and some of the U.S in his more than thirty year career including his first performance at the Earl Scruggs Center in 2015, and is always well received wherever he performs.


Bring your own lunch or pre-order a $10 boxed lunch:

Chef Salad

6″ Grilled Chicken Sub

6″ Grilled Steak Sub

6″ Vegetarian Sub

All subs come with chips.  All boxed lunches come with a choice of bottled water or canned soda.  

Please place your order by Monday, April 24th at noon.


CLICK HERE to reserve your seat and pre-purchase lunch