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It's Harvest Fest weekend!

We're celebrating Harvest Fest all weekend in Stillwater and you can join us for the festivities. The fun includes giant pumpkins (they had a world record in 2010), chili cook-off, micro-brew and wine tasting, marketplace, pie-eating contest, live music (this is where we come in), plenty of activities for the little ones --- including a pedal tractor pull --- and so much more, all capped off with a giant pumpkin dropped from a crane! SPLAT! Here's where you can find us:
Charlie's Irish Pub, Friday, October 9, 7:30 to 11:30 pm
Harvest Fest Stage, Lowell Park, Saturday, October 10, 11:30 am to 2 pm
Charlie's Irish Pub, Saturday, October 10, 7:30 to 11:30 pm

Tickets are going fast for next month's concert . . . 

We can't wait to host and perform with one of Celtic music's most renowned bands, The Elders on Saturday, November 14 at the Parkway Theater in Minneapolis. There are only a few VIP tickets left! General admission tickets are on sale too. The VIP package includes a 6 pm private pre-concert reception with The Elders and us (complimentary appetizers and a cash bar), premier concert seating, and a swag bag. Get your tickets here.

Special thanks to our sponsors: 2 Gingers Whiskey, Celtic Journeys, KFAI Radio; and our supporters: the Irish Fair of Minnesota and New Folk Records.

Only two seats left on the first bus for our Ireland Tour!

The first bus for our 10-day March 2016 tour through Eire has only two seats open and we're taking names for a possible second bus (we need 30 more "roadies" to make a go of that). Don't miss the bus and this rare opportunity to enjoy breathtaking scenery, historic sights, lots of music, craic, and more with us! All the details and the full itinerary are available here. Contact Maria or Jean at Celtic Journeys to register today.

Thank you, one and all!

You make what we do fun and we're grateful.


Pete, Michelle, and Lojo


Harvest Season! 

Greetings, all.

This coming weekend (October 9 & 10) we'll be very active in Stillwater, MN. On Friday & Sat evenings we'll be back at our regular residency at Charlie's Irish Pub in the Water Street Inn (7:30-11:30pm).

On Saturday daytime we'll be performing at Harvest Fest in Stillwater from 11:30-3pm. This annual event should prove to be fun for the entire family! Come and join us if you can.

Looking ahead to November, we've got a killer concert scheduled in Minneapolis with an excellent band from Kansas City - The Elders. We'll be performing at The Parkway Theater in South Minneapolis on Saturday November 14th, with doors at 7 and music starting at 8pm. Get your tickets now by clicking HERE!

Check out the Facebook event listing here as well:

Cheers all! Hope to see you soon.


Join us this weekend in Aberdeen, South Dakota! 

Hey folks!

This coming weekend September 19 & 20th we'll be performing THREE shows at the Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games in Aberdeen, South Dakota; two shows on Saturday and one show on Sunday. 

It's going to be a total blast so if you're able to get there - do so! It's partially sponsored by Finnegan's Beer, one of our favorite local microbrews for whom we created a jingle way back in 2012.

Find the details and all the other latest from the Pound in our September eNews --- just out today!  

Have a great weekend and we'll see you soon!



(Photo by Crystal Liepa Photography 2015)


Join Lojo & Michelle in Iowa & Illinois this weekend! 

We'll be performing together this weekend and you're invited!

Catch us at Grumpy's Saloon in Davenport, IA on Friday, August 14, from 8 until 11 pm, and find us at Gardenstock Art & Music Festival in Dixon, IL on Saturday, August 15. The fun at Gardenstock runs from 11 am until 11 pm at Distinctive Gardens and we're on from 6:30 until 7:45 pm. Find out more here.

Look out Iowa and Illinois! Here we come!


Lojo and Michelle

Start your week off with us! 

Thanks to all of you who joined us at the Irish Fair of Minnesota! We had a great time and hope you did too! Special thanks to the staff, volunteers, and our friends Chad McAnally (flute) and Wolf Loescher (percussion) for joining us during our sets.

There's still time to catch more fun at the Fair today, including the talented Cherish the Ladies at 5:30 pm on the Main Stage.

And you can start your week off with more of us Hounds tomorrow (Monday 8/10) during our lunchtime Harmony for Mayo concert on the Peace Plaza in Rochester, MN (Noon to 1 pm), and at Summer Tuesdays (8/11) from 6 to 8:20 pm in Lowell Park in Stillwater, MN. Summer Tuesdays family-friendly fun begins when the Marketplace opens at 5 pm and a movie, "Princess & The Frog," at dusk after our set.

Thanks again and see you soon!

Pete, Michelle, and Lojo

See you at the Fair? 

The Irish Fair of Minnesota --- the nation's largest FREE celebration of all things Irish --- kicks off tomorrow on Harriet Island in downtown Saint Paul, and we'll be there on Saturday, August 8. Please join us! We'll be performing twice:

Pub Tent, 4:30 - 5 pm
River Stage (Right on the Mighty Mississippi!), 6 - 7 pm

We'll also be in the Marketplace:
New Folk Records booth, 2:30 - 3 pm
Celtic Journeys booth, 3:15 - 3:34 pm

There is so much to do! And not enough time!

The national and international acts performing include The Young Dubliners, The Screaming Orphans, Socks in the Frying Pan, and many more! And the line up also includes local favorites The Sweet Colleens, The Tim Malloys, The Northerly Gaels (with our pal, Jimmy the Piper!), Tom Dahill & Ginny Johnson, Patsy O'Brien, the Wild Colonial Bhoys and others.

There's also sheepherding demonstrations, Irish hounds (the four-legged kind), sports (hurling, rugby, soccer), dancing (performances and participatory Ceilis), traditional music sessions and performances, readings and poetry, Irish history and culture, a special children's area with lots of fun activities, shopping, eating, drinking (Drink Like You Care!), and of course, Pipers! Lots and lots of pipers! And if you want to take a break and enjoy some laughs, you can watch "The Irish Pub" film on the Celtic Journeys showboat (we highly recommend you don't miss this).  

And not only is the Irish Fair free, but so is getting there! Check out how you can take advantage of the Irish Fair's partnership with Metro Transit and the Union Depot here!

We'll see you at the Fair!

Pete, Michelle, and Lojo


Tickets on sale NOW (and lots more)! 

Join us Saturday, November 14, for a special evening with one of Celtic music's most renowned bands, The Elders! General admission and VIP tickets are on sale now. Get yours here. VIP packages include a 6 pm private pre-concert reception with The Elders and the Hounds (complimentary appetizers and cash bar), premier concert seating, and a gift bag. There are only 30 VIP packages available so don't miss out! Parkway Theater, Minneapolis.

Find out about this and more in our August eNews just out today! Includes:
Irish Fair of Minnesota, Saturday, August 8, Harriet Island, Saint Paul
Harmony for Mayo, Monday, August 10, Peace Plaza, Rochester, MN
Summer Tuesdays, Tuesday, August 11, Lowell Park, Stillwater, MN
Charlie's Irish Pub, Friday and Saturday, August 28 & 29, Stillwater, MN
Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire & Games, September 19 & 20, Aberdeen, SD


Pete, Michelle, and Lojo


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