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St. Patrick's Day spirit alive in Perrinville


Last updated 3/18/2019 at Noon

Dancers from Grafton Street Academy entertained patrons at The Hook in Perrinville.

On Sunday night, I experienced a most surprising evening at The Hook restaurant in Perrinville.

Thinking I would only go for a little while in light of the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, I just wasn't quite up to making the trek to downtown Edmonds and, much to my surprise, they had I would imagine nearly 180 to 200 people there.

Special host Kevin O'Neill sang his heart out with his favorite Irish songs and ballads. The menu for the day was all Irish, from Brussels sprouts and grilled pork belly to the traditional corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and everything else pretty green – the bar, the potatoes, the drinks.

But the grand finale of the evening was the Irish dancing troupe from the Grafton Street Academy in Perrinville, owned by Kevin Doohan and Meg Delfosse-Doohan. Two national Irish dance competition winners performed along with the entire group; everything was professional, and beautiful costumes were colorful and stunning.

Every dancer was a standout, but two were national champions (perhaps there were more.) Max Perkit, and a local dancer, Kieran Barrett. I wish I had all their names, because it was a stunning performance on every level.

I well up with such wonder that we continue to discover in our own neighborhood and our wonderful Edmonds neighborhoods. So proud.

Another noteworthy person was the bartender Devon Kiel. I don't know who was having more fun, the audience and guests or Devon!

Marni Muir lives in Edmonds.


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