For St. Patrick’s Day, Jimmy Fallon headed upstate for some small-town pub hopping, stopping at a local bar and jamming with the band.

Photo Credit: Brittiny Warner 1916

Jimmy Fallon, host of “The Tonight Show,” made a surprise St. Patrick’s Day appearance at Mulconry’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Fairport, a suburb of Rochester, on Friday night. Fallon can be seen in a video given by Cara Lynch performing an upbeat version of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” with The Galtee Mountain Boys.

The Irish band from Rochester stated on Facebook that “There is nothing like playing a GREAT Irish Pub on St Patrick’s Day! Thanks Damien for always having us come back and play and thank you to Jimmy Fallon for making everyone’s night and coming up to sing a bunch of tunes with us!!”

Damien Mulconry, a resident of Fairport and the owner of Mulconry’s, has known Fallon for a very long time. Mulconry apparently met Fallon more than 20 years ago when he worked as a bartender at The Gaf West, one of Fallon’s favourite pubs, after moving from Ireland to New York City.

Photo Credit: Brittiny Warner 1916

WHEC told Fallon also gave a performance on Friday at the nearby Iron Smoke Distillery alongside the Rochester-based musician Tommy Brunett and 1916, a Celtic punk band from the area.

According to reports, Jimmy dropped by towards the end of 1916’s performance and requested that he could join them for a song before they left. Naturally, they complied and stayed for a few more songs.

Photo Credit: Brittiny Warner 1916

Jimmy reportedly stayed around after performing for a while to take pictures with audience members, rounding off a fun night for all.

1916 wrote on Facebook “This was a St. Patrick’s Day we will never forget! “Not only did we get to play an epic show for our friends at Iron Smoke Distillery, but were joined by our buddy Jimmy Fallon for a little jam sesh afterward!”

Published by HOLR Magazine