NORWICH – Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the Ryan Clan, Chenango County's own Irish folk music ensemble, will step up the mic in several local performances, including one scheduled Friday to kick-off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
The six-member Ryan Clan has long been the go-to band for foot-stomping, hand-clapping, sing-along Irish music in the county. From the small spotlight of the Blarney Stone Pub in Norwich to the grand stage of the Chenango Arts Council, thousands of locals have turned out to watch the Ryan Clan perform and hale the band as the county's premier Irish folk group.
The Ryan Clan’s next performance is slated for 7 p.m. at the Canaswacta Country Club, 261 County Road 44, Norwich. The event, free and open to the public, features the classic Irish folk tunes that have become synonymous with St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The group’s Country Club performance will be followed up by another performance in the nearby City of Cortland on Saturday, and a 6 p.m. performance on Monday – St. Patrick's Day – at their original stomping ground of The Blarney Stone Pub, 26 S. Broad St. in Norwich.