Irish songs guaranteed: Where to find music on St. Patrick's Day weekend
March 14, 2013 8:00 AM
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Bastard Bearded Irishmen will play at Market Square Saturday afternoon and the Hard Rock Cafe at Station Square Saturday night.
Whether your taste runs toward the traditional acoustic ballads or rowdy drinking songs, there's Irish music to fill your cup and your soul this weekend. Here's a sampling:
Saturday: The Stickers (1 p.m.); Bastard Bearded Irishmen (3 p.m.); The Truth (4:45 p.m.).
Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle
2329 Penn Ave., Strip, 412-642-6622
Tonight: Red Hand Paddy performs "Finnegan's Wake" (9 p.m.).
Friday: Red Hand Paddy (9 p.m.).
Saturday: Inside: Mark Guiser (noon); Whiskey Limerick (4 p.m.); Red Hand Paddy (8 p.m.). Outside in the tent: Donny Irish (1 p.m.); Mike Gallagher (5 p.m.); Guaranteed Irish (7:30 p.m. to close).
Sunday: Opens at noon. Mark Guiser (1:30 p.m.); Ricky Manning (5 p.m.); Guaranteed Irish (7:30 p.m.).
SouthSide Works, 412-381-4800
Tonight: Grand Irish banquet dinner & beer tasting, $35 (7-11 p.m.); call for reservations.
Friday: Music by Mark Guiser (9 p.m.).
Saturday: The St. Baldrick's Foundation 11th annual head-shaving fundraiser (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), where participants raise funds in advance and shave their heads for pediatric cancer research. Then, St. Patrick's Eve with Callan (1 p.m.); The Irish Pretenders (3 p.m.); Sean McClorey (10 p.m.); DJ Climax (11 p.m.).
Sunday: Red Hand Paddy (noon); Guaranteed Irish Band (3 p.m.); DJ Climax (7 p.m.). Guest appearances throughout the day by the Conroy & Burke School of Dance.
Riley's Pour House
215 E. Main St., Carnegie, 412-279-0770
Saturday: Riley's Irish Band (1-3 p.m.); Lawrence Connolly (3-6 p.m.); Ricky Manning "Donny Irish Band" (6-9 p.m.); Sean McClorey (9 p.m.-midnight).
Sunday: Young John Gallagher (noon-3 p.m.); Guaranteed Irish (3-6 p.m.); Mark Guiser (6-10 p.m.).
Hard Rock Cafe
Station Square, 412-481-7625
Saturday: Blarney Bash with Bastard Bearded Irishmen (9 p.m.).
Sunday: Red Hand Paddy (4 p.m.).
Mullen's Pub and Grill
200 Federal St., North Shore, 412-231-1112
Saturday: Red Hand Paddy (2:30-5:30 p.m.).
20 E. General Robinson St., North Shore, 412-325-2601
Correction, posted March 14: This article has been updated to show that Guaranteed Irish is not performing Saturday night at Claddagh Pittsburgh, but is still playing at Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle that night. Irish musicians are remarkable but cannot be expected to play in two places at once.