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Bring your shillelagh, your dearests and your favorite leprechauns, and get ready to dance a jig to the Irish music of Cork’s Jimmy Crowley,  and Dublin’s Brendan Nolan, otherwise known as Two Irish Troubadours! These two seasoned musicians will perform traditional Celtic music as well as their beloved original tunes on Friday, March 25 in our Side Door Cabaret.

 Jimmy Crowley www.jimmycrowley.com is a living legend in Irish music and his songs are steeped in the traditions of his native Cork. A number of his original songs reflect the strong connection he has to the sea. Brendan Nolan’s music reflects his experiences and that of his Irish bretheren who immigrated to the shores of North America, the place where Nolan www.brendannolan.com now makes his home.

 Get your tickets early to see these inspiring singers, songwriters and instrumentalists — this show sold out last year! For tickets and more info visit www.mypalladium.org

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Signaling the start of the month of the ‘wearin’ of the green at the Palladium, last Friday night, March 12, proud Canadians and appreciative Americans all, joined in the merriment wrought by outstanding Cape Breton fiddler Andrea Beaton. Winner of the 2010 East Coast Music Association award for Instrumental Recording of the Year for her CD Branches, Beaton’s show was a ceilidh, a traditional Gaelic gathering featuring Gaelic folk music and dancing; a party full of music, dance, stories, warmth and laughter! Andrea is from a long line of acclaimed Cape Breton fiddlers (the MacMaster family). Kimberley Fraser, another master fiddler, joined Andrea on stage, step-dancing and also playing piano. Check out Andrea’s website www.andreabeaton.com. This concert is just the beginning of our St. Paddy’s celebratation at the Palladium! More green’s a comin’ when Two Irish Troubadours return to the Palladium’s stage on Friday, March 25! Read on for more information!

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St. Pete’s own living legend of acoustic blues, Mr. Roy Book Binder, spent 30  minutes visiting with Larry Lisk on WMNF’s Mo’ Blues Monday show this week. You can listen to an archived recording of that show – Roy’s in the opening hour – by going to WMNF Radio on the web or visiting this link:

http://www.wmnf.org/programs/383

And don’t miss Roy, along with the great Rory Block, plus Paul Geremia and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes this Saturday night at the Palladium when they appear as part of “The Greatest Acoustic Blues Show on Earth!” For tickets visit: www.mypalladium.org

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