The New York Pops
The Pops will be joined by the NYPD’s Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, and Celtic Woman’s Méav for a program that mixes the traditional (“O Danny Boy,” “Simple Gifts”) with the contemporary (“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “My Heart Will Go On”).
• March 12, Carnegie Hall; $33-$104
The Grammy-winning quartet has been going strong for 30-plus years with its signature blend of Irish traditional and folk music. This Town Hall show is the final one of their current tour (in support of their latest project, San Patricio, a collaboration with Ry Cooder).
• March 17, The Town Hall; $75 and $50
Expect a rollicking set from these political rockers—not only is it the band’s 21st Saint Patrick’s Day concert in the city, but it’s also a de facto release show for their new album Bankers and Gangsters.
• March 17, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill; $25 advance, $30 date of show
Joe Hurley’s 11th Annual All-Star Irish Rock Revue
This bash brings together a curiously curated mix of musicians, actors, and writers, but the result always seems to be a crowd-pleasing success. This year’s performers include Steve Wynn, Joe McGinty, author Colum McCann, and Broadway actor Michael Cerveris.
• March 13, Highline Ballroom; $20 advance, $25 date of show
House of Pain
Early nineties hip-hop for Saint Pat’s? Sure, why not? The Irish-American rappers have reunited for a conveniently timed set of shows, so prepare to hear “Shamrocks and Shenanigans” mixed in with the requisite “Jump Around.” The three original members of Pain will also be performing as part of opening act La Coka Nostra.
• March 18, Nokia Theater; $29.50-$33