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BPT’s St. Paddy’s Day Picks!

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So, St. Paddy’s day is coming up and we’re ticketing a whole slew of events that will bring out the Irish in you regardless of your actual heritage. Whether your thing is sitting down for an evening of traditional Irish folk music, slamming Jameson and Guinness to a Celtic-punk band or watching a series of horror films about murderous leprechauns, we got you covered. There are also great food events featuring fine Irish cuisine and even an event in New York with naked girls reading Ireland’s greatest authors!

If you’re the type of person that wants more from the their Paddy’s day than plastic bowler hats and green beer, look no further my friend. Brown Paper Tickets is your own personal pot of gold filled with unique Celtic entertainment. Check it out:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Naked Girls Reading NYC presents “The Emerald Isle”New York, NY New York’s “Best Story Hour” (Village Voice Best of NY 2010) presents an all-new evening of in-the-buff readings of some of Ireland’s greatest authors in the decadent boudoir setting of Greenwich Village’s Madame X Lounge.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at Ocean Boulevard Bistor & Martini BarKitty Hawk, NC Join the folks at Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina for an Irish dinner featuring Beef Shepard’s Pie, Corned Beef and Cabbage, Bangers and Mash, and Fish and Chips.

St. Pat’s Day Celtic Supper followed by Kitty Donohoe ConcertLansing, MI Enjoy an authentic Celtic supper followed by Irish songs from Kitty Donohoe. The 6pm buffet dinner features Corned Beef and Cabbage, red skinned potatoes, glazed carrots, traditional bread pudding and more! Kitty and her band will begin at 7:30pm.

Fuel’s St. Patrick’s Day Hibernian Parade and PartySt. Louis, MO Join Fuel in Dogtown for the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hibernian Parade and party in style. The VIP Pass gets you entry to the big party at the covered Forest Park Lumber Yard, live music, 5 tickets for drinks and/or food and access to the private party room upstairs at Pat’s Bar.

“St. Nicholas” a Play by Conor McPhersonHudson, NY This play is a dramatic monologue told by the sole character. It takes place on a stage with the character perfectly aware that he is talking to a group of people. Laid on the page like a poem. A confused, mature man unzips his life. Words and plot flow, stop, jump and swerve like poetry. “St. Nicholas” is Irish and Dublin-bred, just like the playwright.


Leprathon! Featuring “Leprechaun” 3, 4 & 5 at The CinefamilyLos Angeles, CA Around 1992, some genius scribe said to himself, “I love slashers like Freddy and Jason — but I’m also into little monsters like Gremlins and Ghoulies. Let’s combine the two!” Who that genius was is unimportant; what matters is that one phone call later to dwarf superstar Warwick Davis, and the bold, courageous Leprechaun saga was born. We have this watershed series to thank for the careers of Jennifer Aniston and…well, some other people, but mostly what we take away with us is the killing, the constant harping of “Where’s me gold?” and the laughter.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Runa at Foundry HallSouth Haven, MI Runa has been taking audiences by storm since 2008. Drawing on the diverse musical backgrounds of its members, Runa brings a contemporary, refreshing experience to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Through a repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Celtic cultures throughout the world, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.

The Black Brothers BandFelton, CA Extend your St. Patrick’s Day festivities by spending an enchanted evening with Shay and Michael Black, the singing siblings from Ireland’s first family of song. Hailed as “one of the most impressive groups of Irish singers to be found anywhere” the Blacks adroitly accompany their sheer joy of singing with banjo and guitar. They will be joined by fiddle virtuoso Bobbi Nikles, cellist Myra Joy, Bryan Seet on keyboards and award-winning Irish step dancer Aislin Roche. The concert features Irish traditional ballads, Dublin street songs, music hall ditties, rollicking reels and jigs and dazzling dancing, interspersed with stories, jokes and humorous childhood anecdotes that will have audiences smiling broadly and joining in on the choruses.


ColcannonLaramie, WY The musical group Colcannon has developed a distinctive, inventive and contemporary musical style while still keeping in firm touch with the heart and essence of traditional Irish music. Colcannon’s concerts are renowned for their energy, for singer/frontman Mick Bolger’s irrepressible sense of humor and sly wit, and, of course, for the music: music that expresses flights of joy, deep sorrows, and an unquenchable zest form life. Colcannon’s appeal crosses lines of age, gender and ethnic background. While the musical focus is on the beautiful wealth of traditional Irish music — all acoustic instrumentation, traditional as well as original tunes and songs, with some of the songs in Mick’s native Irish language — Colcannon’s true message is the story of the resilient and joyous human spirit.

Wages of Sin with The Black Crabs and Rum RebellionSeattle, WA The Wages of Sin play traditional music for non-traditionalists. They mix Celtic with country with Appalachian with rockabilly with Tex-Mex with bluegrass, and follow the whole mess with a bracing shot of punk rock. Alternately rowdy and mournful, they’re sure to get your feet tapping, your heart palpitating, and your liver crying for mercy. Repent, ye sinners, and be saved! Joining them will be rockabilly band The Black Crabs and Portland, Oregon’s finest purveyors of Irish punk Rum Rebellion.