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Join the DSO in an Enchanting St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Cherish the Ladies

DETROIT, (Mar. 10, 2010) – Celtic music makes an appearance at Orchestra Hall in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration as guest artists Cherish the Ladies and conductor Bruce Hangen join the DSO on Mar. 18-21. Cherish the Ladies (Joanie Madden, Mary Coogan, Mirella Murray, Kathleen Boyle, Caitlin Warbelow and Michelle Burke) deliver a unique blend of instrumental sounds with piano, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and more, along with beautiful vocals, stunning dance stepping and captivating arrangements that enchant listeners with the traditional music of Ireland. Performances take place Thu., Mar. 18 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Fri., Mar. 19 at 8:30 p.m.; Sat., Mar. 20 at 8:30 p.m; and Sun., Mar. 21 at 3 p.m.


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In Detroit, It’s Easy Being Green

by Jim Boyle

My initiation to Detroit’s rich, and at times rabid St. Patrick’s Day energy came on a cold, desolate February night not long after moving to the city. My brother and I were recent transplants and, although my parents grew up here, we didn’t possess any hands-on knowledge of what made Detroit tick. I don’t recall the exact occasion but were doing some serious boy bonding with my Dad, who was zipping us around on his own walk-down-memory-lane. The moment came, as it sometimes does, for us to choose a watering hole where we would go quietly to a corner booth and solve the world’s problems. We were somewhere near Corktown and my Dad suggested the Gaelic League, Detroit’s long-standing Irish American Club on Michigan Avenue, which is more like a bar disguised as a club.   READ MORE

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