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The Irish are Coming! The Irish are Coming! (to SXSW)

Bands: Delorentos, Paddy Casey, Iain Archer, Oppenheimer, Channel One, Cathy Davey, Fight Like Apes, Laura Izabor, The Distractors, Driving by Night, and The Bleedin Bleedins
Location: BD Rileys (204 E. 6th St.)
Date/Time: Thursday, March 13, 12 – 5 pm
RSVP: angela@firstmusiccontact.com

SXSW always happens around St.Patrick’s Day and I always make it a point to stop into the Irish pub, BD Rileys, to enjoy a pint of Guiness and listen to some great Irish bands. Truth of the matter is I enjoy listening to the Irish contingency who shows up to watch the bands as much as I do listening to the bands that are performing. This day party is being called “The Music from Ireland brunch”. I’m not that familiar with most of the bands playing, but I did happen to catch Iain Archer play a short but sweet set at BD Riley’s in 2006 and am looking forward to checking out the former touring Snow Patrol guitarist again this year (Archer co-wrote SP’s biggest hit, “Run”).

For a more in-depth look at the Irish bands performing at this party and at SXSW, check out State Magazine’s coverage. The guest list for this party is limited to 150 people so RSVP today if this is your thing.

More info, including set times, will be posted at www.musicfromireland.org in the near future.