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The Gothard Sisters delivering St. Patrick's Day fun

| March 7, 2024 1:00 AM

Looking for something fun to do to kick off St. Patrick's Day?

Look no further than The Gothard Sisters' St. Patrick's Day celebration Saturday. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Panida Theater, 300 N. First Ave.

The Celtic folk group, comprised of three sisters — Greta, Willow, and Solana Gothard — delivers a high-energy, festive evening weaving together Celtic fiddle tunes, Irish songs and ballads, Irish step dancing and more. 

The show offers a fun, family friendly show that is a great St. Patrick's Day tradition, the sisters said.

Through over 15 years of performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following.

Their latest Celtic album, "Dragonfly" — the band's tenth — features the sisters playing an assortment of acoustic instruments and vocals combined with modern production to create music exploring themes of resilience and adventure.

The band's music is popular among a worldwide audience, and has over 23 million streams on Spotify, with a large social media following and 13 million views on YouTube.

The trio have performed at performing arts centers, listening rooms and festivals across the United States, including a show at the Kennedy Center's Millennium stage in Washington, D.C., concerts with orchestras and symphonies, performances with Disney Cruise line in Europe, outreach appearances in schools across the United States and two tours in Japan with Min-On Global Music Network, performing over 50 shows there in 2019 and 2022.

The Gothard Sisters blend Celtic, folk, classical and new age musical influences, bringing songs to life with violin, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, djembe, whistle and vocal harmonies, Tim Carroll of Folk Words Review wrote in 2018. The result is music that is "vivid, inspirational and captivating," Carroll wrote of the band.