Historical Firefighters Host Irish Night March 5 with Music by Al Craven


Members of the Larchmont Historical Fire Company Donny Keck, Ned Benton, PJ Abrahamsen and Jim Sweeney (l-r) serenade their Hose Company guests with a firefighting ditty.

The Larchmont Historical Firefighters are inviting members, guests and the general public to join them at a traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 pm in the American Legion Hall of Flint Park, Larchmont, NY.

Al Craven and Bob Kenison, the duo known as Those Weasels, will feature Irish tunes and sets of Golden Oldies from the 1950s, 1960s and beyond.

Tickets for the feast and festivities are $50, with discounts for Larchmont Historical Society members, couples, veterans and fire company groups. For details or to order online, go to http://irishnight.larchmonthistory.org.

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. As in years past, the night features a typical Irish feast accompanied by music, dance, raffles and appreciation of times past. The hosts appear in their full dress gear – red shirts, black pants, white belts, spats and illuminated helmets topped with torches.

This year’s event is dedicated to the Hook and Ladder Company, one of four volunteer groups that since 1889 has supplied manpower for fighting fires in the Village of Larchmont.

The historical company’s beer-meister, former Larchmont Fire Chief Jim Sweeney, will provide tastes of his specially selected brews.

Another highlight of the evening will be the drawing of the raffles. Proceeds from a 50/50 raffle will go to a maintenance fund for the Historical Fire Company’s two antique vehicles: Engine One, the 1922 American LaFrance pumper that once fought fires in the Village of Larchmont; and the Chief’s car, a 1910 Brush roadster.