Ithaca Blog

Friday, March 14, 2008

What's Doing, March 14 - 17

St. Patrick's Day on Monday extends the weekend a little, we reckon.

Local favorites Traonach will be out of town for the holiday, at the Turning Point casino. Karan Casey, much-beloved Gaelic chanteuse, gets only as close as Corning for the holiday, on Sunday 3/16, 3 pm, at the Cedar Arts Center (607/936-4647).

But Ithaca will have The Town Pants (Irish equivalent of "Fancy Pants", you see), purveyors of what the band calls West Coast Celtic, from Vancouver, Canada, at the Haunt, 3/17, 9 pm.

For the three days of the weekend proper, the Lost Dog Lounge cops a trifecta for the place to be.

Fri. 3/14: Jeannie Burns, of the Sisters, unveils her new band, the Jukebox Raiders, at the Lost Dog, 8 pm.

Sat. 3/15: New old-timey supergroup the Evil City String Band debuts at a Crossing Borders broadcast live performance at the Lost Dog, 8 pm. The band brings together guitarist Pat Burke, bassist Ben Gould (ex-Old Crow Medicine Show), fiddler Steve Selin, and banjo man Richie Stearns.

Sun. 3/16: Just announced, by personal visit to Small World Music, and not listed anywhere else yet, so tell your friends: Sim Redmond and Friends in acoustic performance at the Lost Dog, to benefit the TST Community School senior trip to Philadelphia. 7 pm.

See you on Cayuga Street -
Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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