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We will be staying up extra late this month to present to you our annual series of the best St. Patrick’s Day events in NYC. Here is what is going on today, Friday, March 2, 2012.

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Friday, March 2
St. Pat’s For All Benefit Concert

Benefit concert and fundraiser for the at the Irish Arts Center
$50 admission [purchase tickets]
Presenters/entertainers include:
The Washington Square Harp & Shamrock Orchestra, Brian Fleming, Malachy McCourt, Caroline Duggan and The Keltic Dreams Dancers, Honor Molloy, Niall O’Leary School of Dance, Peter Quinn, Nova Columbo, Tony DeMarco & Co., and Russell Patrick Brown!
Seats are limited.
Reception: 6 pm  / Concert: 7pm sharp
Irish Arts Center
553 W. 51 St. (11th Ave.)
New York, NY
866 811-4111

For inquiries about the benefit contact Brendan at 718-721-2780 or Kathleen at 718-898-8140

Friday, March 2
Von Shakes

The Von Shakes are an indie rock & roll foursome from Ireland.
Currently based in NYC, they will perform at Mercury Lounge on the 15th, and will close out the month at Ulysses’. They play a late-night gig tonight at Arlene’s Grocery
Arlene’s Grocery
95 Stanton St. (between Ludlow & Orchard St.)
New York, NY
(212) 358-1633

Friday, March 2

Shilelagh Law

Bare-knuckle Irish music from Shilelagh’s Law, kicking off their March Madness tour
The Stone Tavern
12-54 150th St.
Whitestone, Queens, NY

Friday, March 2
Enda Keegan at O’Brien’s
Enda Keegan is a talented singer-songwriter from Kilkenny
He performs regularly at O’Brien’s, Langan’s, PD O’Hurley’s & Rosie O’Grady’s, among other venues.
See his schedule here
134 W. 46th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 391-1516

Friday, March 2
Mary Courtney at An Beal Bocht
Mary Courtney, from Castlegregory, Co. Kerry, Ireland is the lead singer, guitarist, and bodhrán player NY-based Irish traditional band ‘Morning Star’.
She plays a solo gig in the Bronx at 6pm before heading to Manhattan for a 10pm gig with Morning Star.
An Beal Bocht Cafe
445 W. 238th St.
Bronx, New York
(718) 884-7127

Friday, March 2
Morning Star at Tir na nOg
Tir na nOg

5 Penn Plaza
Eighth Ave. & 33rd St.
New York, NY
212 630-0249

Friday, March 2
Erin Og at Maggie Spillane’s

“Erin Og” translates to Young Ireland. Boston based Erin Og is the next generation of Irish ballad groups.
They will be splitting their time this month between boston and gigs in Westchester County venues such as Maggie Spillane’s, J.C. Fogarty’s, Heritage, Molly Spillane’s and the Bronx’ The Wicked Wolf

See schedule at
Maggie Spillane’s
571 Gramatan Ave.
Mt. Vernon, NY

Thursday – Saturday, March 1-3, 2012: 8pm
Thursday – Saturday, March 8-10, 2012: 8pm
Thursday – Saturday, March 15-17, 2012: 8pm
Monday, March 19, 2012 8pm

The Irish Cell combines two one-act plays: “Blood” by Larry Kirwan, lead singer of Black47, and “Dancing at Lunacy” by Seamus Scanlon, writer of Irish short stories.
“Blood” and “Dancing at Lunacy” at
The Cell Theatre

February 21, 22, 23, 29.
March 1 and 2

You can catch the final performances of Spudmunchers.
Written and directed by Colin Broderick
Starring John Duddy, Conor McManus and Cooney Monroe

Tickets: $20
Reservations: 914-310-2318
7:30 pm
Rory Dolan’s
890 McLean Ave.
Bronx, NY
(914) 776-2946

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