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Plenty of Irish music on tap as St. Patrick’s Day approaches


The time has arrived during which we’re all a little bit Irish.

Well … we’ll all at least take on one or more cartoonish stereotypes of their culture.

We’ll eat corned beef, try to trap leprechauns, wear our green, dye our beer and then drink entirely too much of it. 

And all the while, we’ll be treated to some awesome Irish music.

Though St. Patrick’s Day is still more than a week away, one day isn’t enough for all the great bands playing Irish folk or their own contemporary take.

Get out and enjoy the tunes … and maybe a Guinness or some of that Tullamore Dew. 

The schedule includes:

Gerry Sloan will bring his Irish performance to Bare Bones Brewery in Oshkosh on March 6 at 7 p.m. 

Gerry will perform at 3 p.m. on March 7 at the Automobile Gallery in Green Bay and  at 7 p.m. on March 12 at the Blue Opus in Green Bay.

The legendary Irish band, The Chieftains, will perform on March 7 at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee.

The Celtic Consort will perform at the Blue Opus on March 11.

We Banjo 3, who blend Americana, bluegrass and Celtic sounds, have a stretch of Wisconsin dates. They play Mineral Point on March 11 and Viroqua on March 12. They arrive at Green Bay’s Meyer Theatre on March 13 at 7:30 p.m. before wrapping up their Wisconsin stretch in Milwaukee on March 14.

The Fox Valley’s Roving Scallywags will keep busy in March. The WAMI nominated band that brings rock take to Irish folk tunes will do an unplugged set on St. Patrick’s Day at Stone Toad in Menasha at 5 p.m.

They play Calmes’ Pub in Kaukauna on March 14 at 8:30 p.m. They’ll play McFleshman’s Brewing Co. in Appleton on March 27 at 8 p.m.

There’s no better place for Irish music than an Irish pub with a pint in hand.

Shamrock City will play at the McGuinness Irish Pub in Appleton on St. Patrick’s Day at 5 p.m.. The Tooles, a four-piece Irish/Americana band out of Madison, will play the pub at 7 p.m. on March 21.

Sheamus Fitzpatrick and the McNally Boys will play Cranky Pat’s in Neenah at 9 p.m. on March 14.

Mark’s East Side will feature music as a key component of its St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Dornan will play from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sheamus Fitzpatrick and the McNally Boys will play from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

St. Brendan’s Inn in Green Bay will hold a St. Patrick’s Day party with Gerry Sloan playing from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Its party tent will feature Blackthorn Folly from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Pat Schnorr and Friends from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Tim McIntosh will play Irish and American music during a St. Patrick’s Day gig at Green Bay’s Lorelei Inn from noon to 2 p.m.

Gaelic Storm is a favorite in Wisconsin and it’s clear they love the Dairyland back. 

They’ll spend most of the days around St. Patrick’s Day here.

They’ll play the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee on March 15. They head to Green Bay’s Meyer Theatre on March 18, The Grand in Oshkosh on March 19 and Madison’s Barrymore Theatre on March 20. 

New London, soon to be New Dublin, will host its 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival on March 21. The music lineup features Sheamus at 11 a.m., Tallymoore at 1 p.m. and The Scrubbers at 3 p.m.