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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gaelic Storm

Tonight @ The Pabst Theater, 8 p.m.

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Part of a younger generation of bands that have a sense of humor about the Celtic music they play, Gaelic Storm combines the traditional Irish instruments (fiddle, bagpipes) with a bit of a rock ’n’ roll mentality. They have a reputation for being friendlier than your average group—they’ve been known to down a pint or two with their fans—but they’re still best known as the steerage band from Titanic, where they played ballads for lower-class knaves like Jack Dawson. Twelve years and seven albums after that blockbuster, Gaelic Storm is now touring behind its latest, What’s the Rumpus?