WRITTEN BY BRIAN BINGAMAN
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Let’s do St. Paddy’s this year with something else besides green beer. We came up with this list of can’t-miss fun:
Brittingham’s, the Irish pub at 640 E. Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, has the U2 tribute band 2U at 9:30 p.m. March 13. The Sherwood Brothers play a set of Irish, country and folk music at 9:30 p.m. March 14. Bogside Rogues start playing at 5 p.m. Match 15. Listen to The Rogue Diplomats at 8 p.m. March 16. St. Patrick’s Day at Brittingham’s means “Kegs & Eggs” from 8 to 11 a.m., then live music and Irish dancers throughout the day. Get more information at (484) 344-5162 and www.brittinghams.com.
Glengarry Bhoys are playing a Celtic Cultural Alliance fundraiser event at 8 p.m. March 13 at Sellersville Theater, 24 W. Temple Ave. at Main Street, Sellersville. Tickets are $25 and $35. Then it’s Bill Monaghan & Celtic Pride at 7:30 p.m. March 17. Tickets are $15 and $20. Call (215) 257-5808 or go to www.st94.com.
First Highland Watch, a competitor in the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association, performs at 9 p.m. March 13 at the Creekside Sports Bar & Grille, 765 N. Lewis Road, Limerick. There is no cover charge. Call (610) 495-6945 for more information.
Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub, 197 Bridge St., Phoenixville, has a St. Pat’s lineup featuring Luebber Irish Dancers noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. March 14, the McDade-Cara Irish Dancers at 3 p.m. March 15 and Irish rock music at 1 p.m. March 16. The St. Patrick’s Day festivities get underway at 8 a.m. March 17, with an entertainment schedule that includes the McDade-Cara Irish Dancers at 10 a.m., the band Celtic Spirit at 11 a.m., bagpipers and drummers at 1 and 5 p.m., and Luebber Irish Dancers at 2 and 7 p.m. See www.mollymaguiresphoenixville.com.
The band Burning Bridget Cleary is in concert at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Musikfest Café in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Tickets are $10-$15 in advance, $15-$20 the day of show. Call (610) 332-1300 or see www.steelstacks.org/event/178/burning-bridget-cleary.
Magerk’s Pub and Grill at 582 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, presents live music by Fake Mackenzie at 8 p.m. March 14, The Malarkey Brothers at 4 p.m. March 15 and Reilly’s Daughter at 5 p.m. March 17. Learn more at (215) 948-3329.
Tony’s Place Bar & Grill, 1297 Greeley Ave., Warminster, has Doran & Morrison as part of their St. Patrick’s week celebration. The music starts at 9 p.m. March 14 and 5 p.m. March 17. Go to www.tonysplaceivyland.com.
Professional and Business Social Network sponsors a St. Patrick’s Dance Party and Social 8 p.m. to midnight March 14 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia. Admission is $15. Membership is not required. Dress code is “sharp seasonal attire,” jacket and tie optional. For more information, call Bob at (610) 805-5827.
The Fitzpatrick Irish Dancers will be performing March 17 at the Rising Sun Inn, 898 Allentown Road, Franconia Township. The bar opens at 4 p.m. Call (215) 721-6350 for more.
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, presents Barleyjuice on the Upstairs stage at 8:30 p.m. March 17. Tickets are $20. Formerly known as Enter the Haggis, see what the recently re-dubbed Jubilee Riots are about in concert at 8:30 p.m. March 21. Tickets range from $17-$27. Call (215) 222-1400.
The Greater Overbrook String Band provide the soundtrack at “St. Patty’s Day at the Post” 5 to 8 p.m. March 17 at American Legion Post No. 667, 1112 Steel Road, Havertown. Admission is $7.
Mike Greer and Company perform during the annual Irish Wake 7 to 11 p.m. March 17 at The Bally Hotel, 660 Main St., Bally. Call (610) 845-0100.
“Rhythm in the Night: An Irish Dance Spectacular” offers a good vs. evil story line with Irish step dancing at 7:30 p.m. March 18 at the Santander Arena, 700 Penn St., Reading. Tickets range from $15.50-$45.50. Call (800) 745-3000 or see www.santander-arena.com.
Hailing from Malin, Ireland, The Henry Girls are at Burlap and Bean, 204 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, at 8 p.m. March 20. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Check www.thehenrygirls.com.
Traditional Celtic and American folk music performed by sibling musical group Seasons happens 1 to 4 p.m. March 21 at Byers Choice Ltd., 4355 County Line Road, New Britain. This concert is free; CDs will be available to purchase. Visit their website at www.seasonsmusic.com.
It’s “Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. Tickets range from $21-$24. Visit www.udpac.org or call (610) 622-1189.