Lucky Lubbock goes green with Celtic celebrations - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lucky Lubbock goes green with Celtic celebrations

Roan Inish Damhsa  (Source: Facebook) Roan Inish Damhsa (Source: Facebook)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Whether you're Irish or not, Lubbock residents can experience life on the Emerald Isle this weekend. A local Celtic music group has three performances scheduled for the lucky holiday, but don't forget your green.

Roan Inish Damhsa is a Celtic group formed my P. J. Welch-Liggan in 2005. The name means Island dancing with the seals in Irish Gaelic. The band features traditional Irish instruments including the bodhran (drum), penny whistle and fiddle. They perform numerous times through out the year, but March 17th is the day they look forward to all year.'

"It's just an excuse to have fun and let your hair down," Welch-Liggans said.

The interactive show allows people to try their hands at the instruments and learn a dance from one of the groups Irish step dancers. Welch-Liggans said at first it takes people a while to warm up and volunteer.

"We have people come do Ceili dances, which is kinda like a step dance. It just get's people up and involved and it's kind of fun," Welch-Liggan said.

Roan Inish Damhsa will be performing at three different locations this weekend:

  • Friday at 2:30 -3:30 p.m. at Lubbock Hospitality House, 4710 Slide Rd.
  • Saturday at 2 - 4 p.m.at Holly Hop Ice Cream Shop, 3404 34th St.
  • Saturday at 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company, 1807 Buddy Holly Ave. 

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

    US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-09-21 14:25:57 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 2:15 AM EDT2017-09-22 06:15:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.

    President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup.

    President Donald Trump says the U.S. will impose additional sanctions on North Korea over the communist country's nuclear weapons buildup.

  • Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

    Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, Pats

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:15:34 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 1:55 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:55:44 GMT

    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

    Aaron Hernandez's lawyer said the former New England Patriots tight end's brain showed signs of a degenerative brain disease.

  • Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

    Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

    Thursday, September 21 2017 3:46 AM EDT2017-09-21 07:46:11 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-09-22 05:46:05 GMT

    Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

    Maria hit the island Wednesday morning as a Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years.

Powered by Frankly