Parade 2020

Sunday 15th March, 1pm

Huddersfield Irish Centre, 86 Fitzwilliam Street, HD1 5BB.


11.00 am                     Parade Mass – St. Patrick’s Church


11.00 am                     Floats to assemble in position, 


11.45 pm                    Stewards to collect jackets at The Irish Centre



12.00 pm                     Stewards to meet Paul Bray in the IC for briefing

Warm-up music outside Irish Centre and Saint Patrick’s Club 

Face Painting at the Irish Centre

Groups to assemble and identify their position


12.30 pm                     All floats and groups to be in their allocated position & ready


12.55 pm                     Manchester Community Pipe Band Lone Piper to play A Nation Once Again – directly across from the Irish Centre


1.00 pm                       PARADE START: Main Flag Party begin the march from the Irish Centre


1.10pm                        Market Place - Town Crier, Vic Watson, welcomes the Parade

                                    Main Flag is passed over to members of the 2001 Flag Party  


1.40 – 2.10pm             St. Georges Square Entertainment:

This will feature, in order, Sarah Jay and Dolly Mixtures street dancers (6 mins), Irish Dancing (6 mins) Guggenband (6 mins) and Giants Causeway and Hudds Giant Cheerleaders (6 mins). Sarah Jay, Irish Dancing and Giants Causeway will perform on float, the rest on the edge of the Square.  


There will also be a Youth GAA and Ladies Football display at another point on the square. They will be joined by Terry the Terrier and Big G for photo opportunities.


2.30 pm                       Parade Finish: Lone Piper to play Irish National Anthem in front of Irish Centre 


Pipe band, Johnny Mac, Sean Leonard and lots more entertainment at Saint Patrick’s Club


Post Parade Entertainment at The Irish Centre:

2.45 – 3.05 pm            Frumptarn Guggenband

3.10 -3.30 pm             Cassidy School of Irish Dance

3.30 – 4pm                  DJ Chris

4pm – 5pm                 Giants Causeway Rock band

5.00pm – 6.30pm       DJ Chris & DJ Tony - Family/Children’s Disco

6.30pm - 7.30 pm       Celtic Uno – George on the guitar      


7.30-8.30 pm             Interval (All Children kindly requested to vacate The Irish Centre)


8.30 pm-12.30am        DJ Chris Irish Disco, selection of tunes for all  - FINISH

The Route

Parade Line-up

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