There is a calendar of Irish entertainment and cultural events on the right hand side of this blog.
However, to make sure the Irish events are publicized in the Capital District of New York, I bring you this page. Keep checking back this month! (If you have an event, tell me through shamrockroad (at thingie) gmail (dot) com.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!
Wed, March 21, 6:30pm – 8:00 pm
Irish Genealogy Session with Lisa Dougherty!!
Irish American Heritage Museum, 991 Broadway, Albany, NY 12204
Gaelic Storm plays high-energy, foot-stomping, rock-tinged Celtic music. The quintet brings influences from rock, bluegrass, Jamaican, African and Middle Eastern music that may surprise those expecting traditional Celtic music and have been described as a "whirlwind ruckus" by the Village Voice.8 PM
Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE
Wed, March 28, 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Palace Theater, Albany, NY, USA
Described by the New York Post as "fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining," and by the Los Angeles Times as "a showpiece extravaganza," Lord of the Dance is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the Lord of the Dance. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers' bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting.