The Sounds of Ireland

It might be hard to believe, but there is more to St. Patrick’s Day than drinking Guinness. The stereotype will be especially difficult to shake this weekend, as crowds of Philadelphians decked in green line the streets bar hopping.

If you want to pay a real homage to Irish culture this week, and skip the crowds, check in at UPenn's Annenburg Center. Natalie MacMaster, world-renowned Irish fiddler, will be performing from her new album Cape Brenton Girl this Friday evening at 7:30 pm. MacMaster has performed with the likes of Paul Simon and won a Grammy for a collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma.

This latest album is one of MacMaster's most traditional releases. At the performance you’ll hear classic Irish jogs, reels, and pipe tunes. As you sip your Guinness the next day, you’ll feel just a little more cultured.

Annenburg Center
3680 Walnut St