SARATOGA SPRINGS — One of the largest Irish music festivals kicks off Saturday, it goes down in our own backyard.
The Irish 2000 Music & Arts Festival happens at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
This year’s line up of live music includes Brother’s Flynn, Emish, Get Up Jack, Hair of the Dog, McKrells, Narrowbacks, Off Kilter, Screaming Orphans, Searson, Shilelagh Law, The Druids, and Who’s Your Paddy.
The Schenectady Pipe Band will perform, as well as the Farrell School of Irish Dance. For kids, there will be a Celtic Kids area and rides available from Green Mountain Amusements,.
Tickets are $16 ($20 at the gate), and kids 12 and under are free.
For information, visit www.irish2000fest.com.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — There will be a faculty guitar recital at Skidmore College on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m.
Brett Grigsby, a member of the Music Department Faculty, has performed extensively in the U.S. and Canada as both a soloist and chamber musician. In addition to teaching, his is also a member of the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet. Program includes works by Bach, Joaquin Rodigo and Frank Martin, as well as Micro Pieces by Leo Brourer, along with Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, Joel Brown.
Ladd Hall, Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Free admission. For more information, call (518) 580-5321 or visit www.skidmore.edu/zankel.