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March 14, 2013

Dubliner headlines coffeehouse concert

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Dublin-born singer and story-teller Tom O’Carroll, who will perform on Saturday, March 16, at 8 p.m. at the One World Coffeehouse at the First Universalist Church at 59 Main St. in Essex.

The folklorist, folksinger and instrumentalist is known for bringing a wealth of stories, humor, and history to his performances. He may perform a plaintive air on the tin whistle or play a rousing traditional song to the accompaniment of the guitar or the bodhran (Irish drum).

For more information, visit oneworldcoffeehouse.org. For reservations, call 978-768-3690. Suggested donation is $15.

More Irish music is on tap on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at local restaurants.

Irish music will play 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Espresso Italian Grille and Pub, 116 Main St., Gloucester.

Kevin Smith will perform traditional Irish music from 3 to 7 p.m. at Seaport Grille at Cruiseport Gloucester, Rowe Square, Gloucester.

Tom O’Brien’s Irish Band will perform original, traditional Irish, and favorite Irish drinking songs starting at 4 p.m. at The Rhumb Line, 41 Railroad Ave., Gloucester.

Michael O’Leary and Bob & Jennifer Strom host an acoustic session of mostly traditional songs and tunes from the Celtic countries from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Landing, 7 Central St., Manchester.

Ricky Lauria will play Irish songs for a St. Patrick’s Day Piano Bar from 6 p.m. to close at Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar, corner of Main and Washington streets, Gloucester.

Two Rockport Music events

Rockport Music will present two events this weekend at the Shalin Liu Performance Center on Main Street in Rockport.

An exciting young chamber orchestra, The East Coast Chamber Orchestra, will perform Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m.

The award-winning musicians are known for their fresh interpretations of new and old works coupled with their passionate and joyous playing, which earns them standing ovations. The orchestra features soloist performers, principals in major American orchestras, and chamber musicians in a self-conducted chamber orchestra that thrives on the energy and camaraderie of classical music. The Philadelphia Inquirer stated that, “the youthful vigor of the group created a kind of heat that took the music-making to a higher or deeper place.”

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