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RUNA provides a fresh approach to both contemporary and traditional Celtic music.
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RUNA provides a fresh approach to both contemporary and traditional Celtic music.

Mar. 17: RUNA
Contemporary Celtic band National Geographic Museum in Northwest tonight at 7. Named both “Top Group” and “Top Traditional Group” at the 2013 Irish Music Awards, the quintet recently released its third album, Somewhere Along the Road.

Mar. 17: The Homespun Ceilidh Band The Homespun Ceilidh Band has been playing in the D.C. area for more than 20 years. The group is known for its lighthearted performances and for its distinctive “big band” approach to traditional Celtic music. You can see the ensemble perform at Jammin Java in Vienna tonight at 7:30.

Mar. 17: The MollyHawks
You can catch local Celtic duo The MollyHawks at Star and Shamrock in Northeast at 8 p.m. The venue, which is both a traditional Irish pub and a New York-style deli, is hosting a fusion party celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the Jewish holiday Purim. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes.

Music: “Foggy Dew (Instrumental)” by Celtic Skies Ensemble

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