HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – For as long as anyone can remember, the Aqua String Band has been part of the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade. Saturday before the road race, the legendary musicians from Philadelphia entertained thousands of Sunday’s parade-goers.
When the Aqua String Band plays, people dance. The Holyoke Grand Colleen Sheila Fallon and her court joined the crowd as they appreciated the world famous entertainers. They mean a lot in Holyoke.
Colleen Healy of Holyoke told 22News, “I was born on St. Patrick’s so last year I danced with the mummers they’re a true tribute to what St. Patrick’s Day parade. We look forward this St. Patrick’s Parade weekend.”
“I think we look forward to it every year. Coming to the road race and seeing the mummers it’s a part of our heritage,” said Laura Shirgwin of Holyoke.
Being so loved by the crowd at the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade every year means a great deal to these legendary musicians. The crowd loves them.
“I love the St. Patrick’s Parade. I love it, especially the mummers,” said one Holyoke native.
The Aqua String Band put on quite a show, but it’s just a preview of their performance during the two and a half mile parade route on Sunday before tens of thousands of cheering onlookers attending the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade.