Well, I think we've all looked at that long enough.
Sorry I've been away. Took a wee spring break that included St. Patrick's Day and Irish Fest winning FIRST PRIZE in our category in the big KC parade. Fair play to us! We also had a great day in my neighborhood Brookside parade under warm sunny skies.
Now, onward. First of all, Irish Fest opens in just 157 days, the gestation period of a goat for those keeping score at home. Second of all, you need not wait until your goat is born to enjoy some world class Celtic-fused music in Cowtown. This very weekend, this very Saturday night make plans to be at the City Stage in Union Station for a performance by Chris Newman and Máire Ní Chathasaigh.
Máire was named "Irish Traditional Musician of the Year 2001" and has been called 'the greatest Celtic harper of our age', while Chris is one of the UK's more extraordinary and revered acoustic guitarists. They made their debut at the 1987 Cambridge Folk Festival, having since played in 21 countries and given TV and radio performances on five continents. The evening will conclude with Chris and Máire joining everyone for a post-concert reception at The Irish Center. Tickets are $30 for KCIC members and $40 for non-members. The City Stage is right across the hall from the Irish Center.
Here's a preview of what will be an amazing and innovative night of music.
Get your tickets and more info here and don't delay. Space is limited.