St. Patrick’s Day just got a whole lot better! The world-renowned Irish instrumental band, Lúnasa, will perform at the 2014 Celtic Concert. Top off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations on Monday, March 17, 7 pm with the annual Celtic Concert at the Marion Burk Knott Auditorium at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg.
The free and family-friendly event, underwritten by the C. Burr Artz Trust and Plamondon Hospitality Partners, is presented annually by the Emmitsburg and Thurmont libraries. Tickets are required. Free advance tickets can be picked up (limit four/person—while supplies last) at the Emmitsburg or Thurmont Libraries beginning March 1. Patrons with advance tickets will be seated between 6:30-6:45 pm. Seats are not guaranteed after 6:45 pm for advance ticket holders. Patrons without advance tickets are strongly encouraged to pick up numbered standby tickets in the concert hall lobby beginning at 6 pm. Any unoccupied seats, if available, will be filled by standby ticket holders between 6:45 pm and 7 pm. Due to no-shows, some seats are always available.
Music is one of Ireland’s most celebrated exports, and Lúnasa, a band like no other, has been at the forefront of that musical migration. Since the release of their 1997 recording debut Lúnasa and the band’s first tour of the U.S. - when word-of-mouth led to sold out shows and rave reviews (“This is the hottest Irish acoustic group on the planet” said The New York Times) - the all-star quintet has become one of the most popular bands on the international Celtic music scene.
For further information, contact the Emmitsburg Branch Library at 301-600-6329.