Belfast Singer to be featured in Milwaukee St. Patrick's Parade

Ian Gould among the 140 units this Saturday, March 9th to march downtown

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by Michele McCormack

MILWAUKEE-Belfast born singer song writer Ian Gould will be a featured performer in this year's St. Patrick's Parade.

Gould who married a Wisconsin girl and has called Milwaukee home since 2001 will be the guest performer at the kick off party Friday evening at the Miller Time Pub this Friday.

Gould will then be among the 140 units, marching, riding and performing in the annual St. Patrick's Parade Saturday March 9th.

The parade starts at noon from 3rd and Wisconsin.

Milwaukee's parade has always been the Saturday before the official St Patrick's holiday so as not to conflict with other regional parades.

Gould says it will be an entire week of celebrating, no doubt, leading up until the 17th.

Gould who is from Northern Ireland says the holiday is more religiously based in Ireland  compared with the American tradition.

Although the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin does have a mass before the parade at St. Patrick's Church near 7th and Wisconsin.

Still, he soaks it all in and is grateful to be so busy. He'll also perform at the post parade party at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center. From there he has a  long list of performances. He admits he'll probably need a vacation once it's all said and done.

 For more on the man and his music:

http://www.iangouldmusic.com/iangould/Welcome.html

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