Tavern Night: A Taste of Ireland
Noah Webster House - 227 South Main Street, West Hartford, CT, United States
FEELING IRISH? CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT THE NOAH WEBSTER HOUSE
Irish fare, craft beer, and live music at Noah Webster House’s A Taste of Ireland
A special treat this year, two guest breweries will be taking over the Noah Webster House tavern!
Dinner | A St. Paddy’s family-style dinner, featuring Irish soda bread and butter, salad and pickled beets, Irish Beef & Stout Stew, and apple crisp for dessert.
Friday Night Guest Brewery | On Friday night Enjoy samples from Stony Creek Brewery of Branford, CT, will be onsite with samples from their brewery and a special cask of real ale made for this event. Stony Creek took the title of Cask Champion in September 2019 at the Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Fest.
Saturday Night Guest Brewery | Hanging Hills Brewing Company of Hartford, CT, the Tasters’ Choice Award
winner at the 2019 Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Fest, will be in the house. H
Friday Night Music | The Jovial Two, singers of folk songs of the sea, shore, and pub will perform on Friday, March 13. Joseph Morneault is an interpreter and historian of early American song and music of the sea; Tim Marth is a well-known folk singer along the lower Connecticut River region. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, they will regale the audience with songs known amongst the Irish immigrants who came to our shores. Singing along from the audience is encouraged!
Saturday Night Music | Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle will perform a mix of entertaining and
amusing songs from the Irish and Irish-American traditions. Rick and Dawn develop and present theme-based music and history programs, showcasing music that gives cultural insight into interesting times,
places, and events in American history. Rick and Dawn carefully craft their vocals and accompaniment to sound as true to a song’s era or style as possible. Their vast repertoire includes music from the Colonial erato the present day.
Games | After dinner, guests are invited to step into the lantern-lit c.1720 historic birthplace of Noah Webster and try their hand at historic tavern games of his era, such as Skittles, Captain’s Mistress, and Shove Ha’penny. Or, guests can lounge in the “tavern” and partake of another brew from Stony Creek or Hanging Hills.
Tickets for this event are $45 per person, or $40 for museum members. Advance registration is required. Entry includes dinner, one complimentary drink (beer or wine), live entertainment, and tavern games. Additional beer and wine will be available for purchase.