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Around Sacramento, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day to an Irish tune

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Altan, which formed in Ireland’s County Donegal in the 1980s, is at UC Davis Thursday.
Altan, which formed in Ireland’s County Donegal in the 1980s, is at UC Davis Thursday.

Jigs, reels and haunting vocals are all associated with Celtic music, which fills many a venue leading up to St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17.

Here’s a sampling of shows and special events celebrating the holiday.

Lisa Lynne & Aryeh Frankfurter

This multi-instrumentalist duo says the night will be filled with Celtic harps, other instruments and “wondrous stories.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11

Where: Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley

Cost: $15-$20

Information: 530-477-0708, www.thecenterforthearts.org

Slugger O’Toole Band

These musicians from Southern California present a foot-stomping Irish hooley (celebration) with the Kerry Dance Troupe.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12

Where: Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom

Cost: $14-$34

Information: 916-608-6888; harriscenter.net

One Eyed Reilly

This Sacramento band plays Celtic and Americana rock and will present an outdoor concert.

When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17

Where: Corin Courtyard, Mondavi Center, 1 Shields Ave., Davis

Cost: Free

Information: 866-754-2787; mondaviarts.org

Altan and Lúnasa with Tim O’Brien

This show features two traditional Irish bands and one West Virginia songwriter-instrumentalist.

When: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17

Where: Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center, 1 Shields Ave., Davis

Cost: $12.50-$45

Information: 866-754-2787; mondaviarts.org

Loreena McKennitt

This Canadian vocalist says she’s been in love with Celtic music since the 1970s.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday, March 17

Where: Harris Center, 10 College Parkway, Folsom

Cost: Sold out

Information: 916-608-6888; harriscenter.net

Three Times Through

The Nevada City-based quartet, which mixes a Celtic repertoire with contemporary music, will headline an evening celebration.

When: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17

Where: Auburn Alehouse, 289 Washington St., Auburn

Cost: No cover

Information: 530-885-2537. threetimesthrough.com

The Pikeys and Bobby and the Kennedys

If it’s Irish music with a hint of punk you’re craving, the 41st annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration is the event for you, with a raucous traditional Irish set to open the night.

When: 3-11 p.m., Thursday, March 17

Where: Fox & Goose, 1001 R St., Sacramento

Cost: $2-$10

Information: 916-443-8825; foxandgoose.com

Cahersiveeen

This Sacramento-based quintet provides the Celtic music for a celebration on the river.

When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 17

Where: Delta King, 1000 Front St., Sacramento

Cost: No cover

Information: www.cahersiveenmusic.com, deltaking.com

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