Traditional band Kern will celebrate St Patrick's Day at Whale Theatre on Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets are €15 or €30 for a family of four.
Their new album 'The Left and The Leaving' is a similar showcase of the band's unusual mix of personalities: Barry Kieran is a former Leinster champion fiddler, steeped in the raw, pure music of Oriel; Brendan McCreanor is an uilleann piper of rare passion and versatility, whose distinctive playing is at once both modern and rooted in tradition; and SJ McArdle is a critically acclaimed songwriter and singer who has previously toured and recorded internationally.
Kern's music is a distillation of skillfully executed traditional elements - including a deep respect for native songlines - combined with fresh and often raw contemporary perspectives. Mining the deep cultural seams of their native Louth, the band presents thrilling interpretations of the music of the past and blistering new songs and compositions.
The eclectic weave of their music is a result of their myriad influences and diverse formative experiences and backgrounds.
Tickets are available at whaletheatre.ie.