GOING GREEN: Ian Evans and Chris Karnaghan from The Best Music Shop.
GOING GREEN: Ian Evans and Chris Karnaghan from The Best Music Shop. Inga Williams

Irish celebrations will be a hoot, to be sure

SOUTH-EAST Queensland will be looking a little green this weekend as the community comes together to celebrate the land of leprechauns and Guinness.

In honour of St Patrick's Day, the Centenary Community Connections organisation will once again be hosting its annual festivities this Saturday night at the Centenary Community Hub, which includes live music, dancing and a traditional Irish meal of beef and Guinness pies with a side of potatoes.

Organiser Ian Evans said the event was a popular night out for the region.

"Last year we had about 180 people attend because it is such a much-loved event," he said.

"We are hoping this year that number will be higher. Everybody who would like to come and join in the fun is asked to wear green."

Performing on the night will be Brisbane band Silken Thomas.

The band is named after Thomas Fitzgerald, also known as Silken Thomas, who was a leading figure in 16th century Irish history.

Fitzgerald was the leader of a major Irish rebellion against King Henry VIII of England. The failure of his uprising led to the tightening of control over Ireland.

The band is well known within the Brisbane music scene.

Entry is $10, and free for children less than 12. Bookings required, email info@ccconnect.asn.au