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Irish visitation



Published: Sat, January 29, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Irish visitation

YOUNGSTOWN -- Irish Bob's Pub will host The Wild Geese, a "six-piece flock" of Celtic music. The Pittsburgh band includes Daithi Finnegan, vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and percussion; Jason Nash, vocals, bass guitar, guitar, mandolin and percussion; Maura Nicholls, vocals, percussion and guitar; Luci Lynn, fiddle and harp; and ThomasCarraher, vocals, mandolin, guitar, tin whistle, didgeridoo and percussion.

If you get the idea this crew could make a lively noise, you probably have a pretty clear insight. The band, Finnegan says, takes the old-school Irish pub feel and morphs it into an electrifying feel-good concert experience."

The Wild Geese always stresses that our shows are a unique "experience" for of laughter, craic (good conversation), and feel-good energy. We love interacting with crowd. When the crowd is into our show - we come alive in a way that people don't forget our shows. The only things they do forget are worries from their day. We always tell our friends and fans,

For more information, call Irish Bob's.

Nature photography

YOUNGSTOWN -- Have you been out with your camera, capturing nature's beauty? If so, you may want to enter the Mill Creek MetroParks' nature photography exhibit. Photos will be shown in nine categories: wild animals, wild plants, wild scenes, cultivated plants, people in parks, Mill Creek MetroParks scenes, black and white, digital and young photographers.

Entries must be received by Feb. 20 at the Ford Nature Center. A $2 fee must accompany the entry.

The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3-April 10, except Mondays. For an entry form or additional information, call (330) 740-7107.

Girl Scout benefit

YOUNGSTOWN -- Proceeds from the 2 p.m. Feb. 6 performance of "The Foreigner" at Oakland Center for the Arts will benefit the girls of Lake to River Girl Scount Council through their camp scholarship fund. Call (800) 362-9430 or (330) 652-5877 for tickets.

Nothing but sax

YOUNGSTOWN -- French classical saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix will be featured Feb. 13 at the Dana Saxophone Symposium, along with guest performer William Street from the University of Alberta in Canada, YSU faculty saxophonist James Umble and Umble's chamber music trio.

The events will begin at 1 p.m. in Bliss Hall Room 2222 on the YSU campus. Admission is $5 for adults, free to students. Call Umble at (330) 941-1828 for more information.

Valentine dinner

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Playhouse has scheduled a Valentine's Day dinner cabaret show, "Love Is In the Airs," for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 and 12 in the theater's Moyer Room.

Songs like "My Funny Valentine," "When I Fall In Love" and "The Very Thought of You" will be performed by Matthew Di Battiste, Rita Maricone, Jason Green and Mary Ann Mangini. A buffet dinner precedes the entertainment.

Tickets are $25 per person. Call (330) 788-8739.




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