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By JOE SYLVESTER



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With local St. Patrick’s Day parades this weekend and next, Irish music will fill the air day and night.


After the bagpipers and other musicians performing in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre parades have come and gone, performers of the Emerald variety, some from the parades, will play in local establishments as well.


At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Wyoming Valley Pipe & Drum Band will play at Rooney’s Irish Pub in Pittston, on the heels of the group’s performance in the Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The appearance at the Pittston pub is the first of several in Luzerne County establishments for the St. Patrick’s weekends.


“We’re working on an Irish theme for the other nights,” owner Gene Rooney said.


The celebration gets under way next weekend at Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub in Larksville, with Lee Strumski on Friday night and Whiskey Rebels, a traditional Irish duo band, on Saturday night. The next night, St. Patrick’s, the Wyoming Valley Pipe & Drum Band will perform at 6.


At Flaherty’s Eating & Drinking Establishment in Kingston, “We’re going to play Irish music over our sound system, open to close, all three days (Saturday, Saturday and St. Patrick’s Day),” owner Jerry Flaherty said.


In the mood for the live music of long-time area group The Irish Lads? They will play at a number of area venues over the next two weekends.


Tomorrow afternoon, they will sing and play at Murphy’s in Swoyersville, beginning at 1 p.m. On Sunday, they’ll be at the Hazleton Elks at 4 p.m.


On March 15, the Lads will entertain in the pub at Beech Mountain Estates in Drums, starting at 8:30 p.m. The next day, March 16, parade day, their venue will be Bart & Urby’s on South Main Street in Wilkes Barre at 4 p.m. On St. Patrick’s Day, The Irish Lads will fill Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant in Kingston with Irish music.


establishments for the St. Patrick’s weekends.


“We’re working on an Irish theme for the other nights,” owner Gene Rooney said.


The celebration gets under way next weekend at Fiddler’s Green Irish Pub in Larksville, with Lee Strumski on Friday night and Whiskey Rebels, a traditional Irish duo band, on Saturday night. The next night, St. Patrick’s, the Wyoming Valley Pipe & Drum Band will perform at 6.


At Flaherty’s Eating & Drinking Establishment in Kingston, “We’re going to play Irish music over our sound system, open to close, all three days (Saturday, Saturday and St. Patrick’s Day),” owner Jerry Flaherty said.


In the mood for the live music of long-time area group The Irish Lads? They will play at a number of area venues over the next two weekends.


Tomorrow afternoon, they will sing and play at Murphy’s in Swoyersville, beginning at 1 p.m. On Sunday, they’ll be at the Hazleton Elks at 4 p.m.


On March 15, the Lads will entertain in the pub at Beech Mountain Estates in Drums, starting at 8:30 p.m. The next day, March 16, parade day, their venue will be Bart & Urby’s on South Main Street in Wilkes Barre at 4 p.m. On St. Patrick’s Day, The Irish Lads will fill Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant in Kingston with Irish music.


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