Skip to content
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Los San Patricios: Sones de México and the Irish Music School of Chicag

March 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm


Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a little differently when Sones de México Ensemble along with Seán Cleland and the faculty of the Irish Music School of Chicago explore a little-known chapter in U.S. History. With music, dance and balladry they will combine the fiddles, harps, accordions, foot tapping and voices of Irish jigs and Mexican son to tell the story of Los San Patricios: The Story of the St. Patrick’s Battalion.

In 1846-48, during the Mexican-American War, a volunteer army formed mostly by recent Irish immigrants to the U.S. who called themselves the St. Patrick’s Battalion (or Los San Patricios, in Spanish), fought alongside Mexico against the U.S. expansion and its Manifest Destiny doctrine. They are regarded as heroes in Mexico to this day.

Alex Chávez, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Institute for Latino Studies Fellow at the University of Notre Dame and an accomplished musician with Los Condenados Huastecos and Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta, is a consultant on the project.

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from The Joyce Foundation. Media Sponsors include The Irish American News, Arte y Vida Chicago and


March 21, 2015
7:00 pm
Event Category:


Old Town School
4544 N Lincoln Ave.
Chicago , IL United States

Share this! (You know you want to.)

Got something to say? Say it loud!