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Celtic Bridge playing in The Field in Dania Beach for St. Patrick's

Celtic Bridge is an Irish band that makes you feel like you've had a couple of pints of Guinness before you've even touched a drop.

The Field is an Irish pub so much like home that when it gets late, you'll feel like telling everyone else to go so you can get some sleep.

Put them together, as happens most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights, and you've got a party. Put them together on St. Patrick's day, and you've got a festival. Beginning at 11 am and continuing on 'til late, Celtic Bridge, the house band of The Field, and a large cast of musicians, dancers, and perhaps a leprechaun, will bring a little bit of the Emerald Isle to South Florida.

The Bridge, who play a lively mix of traditional and original tunes, consist of John Schreiber -on bass, rhythm guitar, mandolin, vocals; Eamonn Dillon chillin' on the uilleann pipes and whistles; Ade Peever on guitar and vocals; the legendary Hollywood Mike on the electric six-string and vocals, and either Roisin Dillon or Don Hicks on the fiddle. They'll play a lot of songs you know and put their own rowdy spin on them. Warning: Whatever you do, do not try to keep up with the sing-along on The Rattlin' Bog unless you've been properly oiled.

Celtic Mayhem, a reknowned band comprised of veterans of the Renaissance Faire circuit, Ty Billings, Jack Stamates and Martyn Wylde, will bring their own brand of carnage to the celebration. Other performers include the marvelous duo from Prince Edward Island, guitarist/vocalist Gordon Belsher, and fiddler Richard Wood, the Celtic Dreams bagpipers, the Drake School World Champion Irish dancers, and DJ Jason Dunne, who will be hosting a late-night dance party.

The Field has one bar inside, with a good view of the small stage, and will have another outside, in the shade of the massive banyan tree that makes the place easy to spot from Griffin Road. Traditional Irish food is always available at the Field at reasonable prices. Entrance to the festival will cost five dollars



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