St. Paddy’s is fast approaching, and it seems every pub, club, and bar in Manchester has got something planned. So, we’ve had a thorough look around to find three of the finest and most authentic nights out…

YES Bar: Free entry, The Rhythm Method & free Jameson’s cocktail 
Look out for an evening in association with Jameson Irish Whiskey. It’s a packed night of live performances and DJ sets including sets by The Rhythm Method, and local electronic psych outfit Afghan Sand Gang. It’s free to enter, and you can have a complimentary Jameson’s cocktail upon entry. In fact, there’s a special menu with various whiskey-based cocktails on offer.

Sun 17 Mar, YES, 38 Charles Street, Manchester, M19 2QP, Tel: 0161 273 2725, 7- 10pm, FREE entry,

The Corner Boy: free entry & traditional Irish music by Ardua
Another recent arrival on the scene, this Irish bar/deli in the NQ has a night of authentic music planned. The headliner is Ardua, a family band of three sisters from Dublin. These All-Ireland Champions are multi-instrumentalists, playing the traditional fiddle, accordion, and whistles. They have toured throughout the world, appeared at the Dublin Fringe, and on TV in their home country.

Sun 17 Mar, The Corner Boy, 21 Hilton Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 1JJ, Tel: 0161 241 7070, 4 – 11pm, FREE,

The Frog and Bucket: Irish comedy special with Rory O’Hanlan & more
This legendary comedy venue has a trio of genuine Irish comics on the bill. There’s Rory O’Hanlan, the host of the This Happened Last Week Podcast; Andrew Ryan, who has appeared on BBC3’s ‘Russell Howard’s Good News’ and ‘The Best of the Edinburgh Festival’; and Peter Flanagan, who was a finalist in the Irish Comedian of the Year Awards.

Sun 17 Mar, Frog and Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LJ, Tel: 0161 236 9805, 7 – 11pm, £11.25,

Sun 17 Mar
A. James Simpkin
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Mon 11 Mar 2019