Leprechauns and lucky charms!
Leprechauns and hats, lucky charms and plenty of Guinness took over Rib Kage on Wednesday, March 17 in a big St Patrick's Day party.
Beer company Red Stripe, through the Guinness brand, helped the Irish and their Jamaican friends celebrate the feast day of St Patrick, Ireland's patron saint. The Irish love their Guinness and Jamaicans have quite a taste for it as well, so there was plenty for guests to enjoy. You could have either the smoother Guinness draught (straight from the tap) or the always popular Extra Stout (from the bottle). But there were other brews in Red Stripe's awesome line-up of potent potables to quench the thirst.
mix of cultures
The venue couldn't have been more suitable as Rib Kage's finger-licking food complemented the beverages nicely. Red Stripe mixed both Jamaican and Irish cultures with the Shady Squad's take on Riverdance, while Touch of Elegance performed rousing folk pieces from both countries. A few Red Stripe Project Artiste contestants also showed their stuff, backed by a School of Music live band. In-between, there was an excellent mix of recorded music, covering Irish classics like Cockles and Mussels to more tub-thumping jams from Irish groups like The Corrs' Breathless.
Guests out included Dianne Ashton-Smith, Don and Ayesha Creary, Garth Walker, Leighton Davis, Chris Ebanks, Georgia Hemmings, Julian Richardson, Marsha Lumley, Debra Taylor, Kamal Bankay, William Mahfood, Winsome Jureidini, Carol Francis, Ross Sheil, Kavelle Anglin-Christie, Jerome Hamilton, Brian Schmidt, Niall Sheehy, Renée Wong, Antonia Graham, Al Edwards, David Magnus, Zachary Harding, Wayne Boodasingh and Marguerite Cremin.