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Mark St Patrick's Day with a tribute to Ireland's best music.

What do Glen Hansard, Dropkick Murphys, The Cranberries, The Pogues, Elvis Costello, Sinead O'Connor and U2 all have in common? And Van Morrison, Thin Lizzy, The Dubliners, Flogging Molly and Stiff Little Fingers too? It's not a trick question — it's all about their country of origin. 'Tis the time of year to be thinking Irish, after all.

Forget all of the usual St Patrick's Day shenanigans, and celebrate the music instead at Where the Streets Have No Name. Sadly, none of the above talented folks and bands won't be in attendance, but you can expect to hear their tracks anyway.

From 7.30pm on March 17, The Flanginpanis, Paddy McHugh Trio, Fox n Firkin, Andy McDonell Band and Alan Boyle Band will be paying tribute to all of the tracks and acts that have helped but Ireland's musos on the map. This isn't a "wear green" kind of shindig, but it's okay if you do — and if you want to see if Guinness is flowing through The Triffid's taps.

Published on March 13, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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