St. Patrick’s Day Concerts and Events in the Hudson Valley in 2013

Irish events: Music, dance, and comedy — all with a Celtic flair

Irish virtuoso: The Emerald Isle’s own James Galway, the world’s best-known flutist, performs in Purchase

March 1: The Irish Comedy Tour A quintet of American comedians with Celtic roots gets laughs by deconstructing Irish myths and stereotypes. 8 p.m. $15-$32. • The Emelin Theatre. 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck. 914-698-0098 or

March 15: The Irish Tenors The trio of Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan sing Irish ballads and other favorites just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. 8 p.m. $20-$65. • Proctors. 432 State St., Schenectady. 518-346-6204 or

March 16: The Clancy Tradition The Clancys pay tribute to their family’s performing legacy with toe-tapping Irish tunes. 8:30 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. • Towne Crier Cafe. 130 Rte. 22, Pawling. 845-855-1300 or

March 17: Maura O’Connell Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this Irish chanteuse, who sings traditional Irish and American songs. 7:30 p.m. $24. • The Egg. Empire State Plaza, Albany. 518-473-1845 or

March 22-24: Solas An Lae: American Irish Dance The local dance company performs original works choreographed by directors Deirdre Lowry and Patrick Brown. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. $20, $18 seniors & children. • The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck. 661 Rte. 308, Rhinebeck. 845-876-3080 or

March 23: Sir James Galway The world-famous Irish flutist — along with his wife, Jeanne — performs a program of works by composers ranging from Mozart to Henry Mancini. 8 p.m. $52.50-$82.50. • The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College. 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase. 914-251-6200 or

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