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March 2017

Al Craven (left) and Bob Kenison of Those Weasels

Historical Firefighters Host Irish Night with Music by Al Craven

There will be more music, dance, history, food and fun at this year’s Irish Night with Larchmont’s Historical Firefighters on Saturday, March 4, 7PM in the American Legion Hall of Flint Park, Larchmont.

 

 A long-standing tradition of Larchmont’s volunteer firefighters, Irish Night was revived in 2014 by the Larchmont Historical Fire Company, a committee of the Larchmont Historical Society. Tastings of firefighter selected beers will accompany traditional corned beef, cabbage, soda bread and dessert.  The hosts will appear in their red shirts, black pants, white belts, spats and illuminated helmets topped with torches.

 

Music is courtesy of Al Craven and Bob Kenison of Those Weasels, who feature Irish tunes and Golden Oldies. A highlight will be performances by an award-winning troupe of Irish dancers.

 

This year’s honorees, appearing in spirit, are local veterans of the Civil War, particularly those who served in two infantry regiments composed mostly of firefighters from New York City and surrounding communities. The First Fire Zouaves were commanded by Colonel Charles Loeser who lived in the Larchmont Manor House during the 1890s. The Second Fire Zouaves included Private Nicholas Hoyt, a Mamaroneck fisherman who fought at Fredericksburg and died after slogging through General Burnside’s disastrous winter “Mud March” across the Rappahannock River.

 

Proceeds from the event and a 50/50 raffle will go to maintain the Historical Fire Company’s growing fleet of antique apparatus, which will be parked outside the party. These include a 1922 American LaFrance pumper retired from fighting fires in Larchmont Village, a 1910 Brush Runabout “chief’s car,” and, new this year, an 1891 Chapman chemical extinguisher cart.

 

Tickets for the fest are $50, with discounts for Larchmont Historical Society members, couples, veterans and fire company groups.

 

Find more information on the event or ticket purchase at:

http://irishnight.larchmonthistory.org/

 

For further details contact Ned Benton (914) 834-2893.