Concerts

Celtic Surge

The times, they are a-changin' for Irish music enthusiasts — and their feet too. When the Pogues emerged from the early-'80s post-punk landscape, most of their fans wore Doc Martens. Some two decades later, though, California's Gaelic Storm dropped its latest album, 2006's Bring Yer Wellies, offering a spirited mix of Celtic folk and world music as well as a new mandate on footwear (wellies being the rubber boots farmers wear to keep their tootsies dry). The album's full of fiddle-laced jigs, string-heavy ballads, and various tales of life in the Emerald Isle, such as "Never Drink 'Em Dry (Johnny Tarr's Funeral)," a feisty narrative about a dead boozer. And though it's been ten years, the band's still proud of its biggest commercial accomplishment — a cameo performance in the film Titanic. Now there's a boatload of people who could have used some wellies.

Gaelic Storm performs Saturday, January 20, at the Culture Room, 3045 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Call 954-564-1047, or visit www.cultureroom.net.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jason Budjinski