Some people wear green for St. Patrick’s Day.  In some places they hold parades.  Some cities even go as far as dying their rivers green. Whether you chose to observe March 17th with a trip to church or to the pub, it seems like nearly everyone has a St. Patrick’s Day tradition. This year we suggest that that you start your own tradition by throwing a St. Patrick’s Day party complete with authentic Irish music.

Traditionally played on ancient instruments like the concertina, bouzouki and bodhran, Irish folk music has been entertaining the people of ‘The Emerald Isle’ for thousands of years. GigMasters has plenty of great Celtic bands, trios and duos to choose from when planning your St. Patrick's Day party. Five star trio Celtic Sands (San Francisco, CA) is the winner of three GigMasters rising star awards and a great option for those of you planning a party in the Bay Area. Keep in mind that not all of the music of Ireland comes from flutes, harps and accordions.

From the rowdiness of The Pogues to the incomparable Van Morrison, Ireland has a storied rock tradition that blends the old with the new. Whether you are filling your living room or the local pub we can help you find an Irish band to fit your party. For example consider five star Irish band Celtic Sounds (Elburn, IL)  for your St. Patrick's Day party. Their repertoire mixes traditional favorites like “Whiskey In the Jar” and “As I Roved Out” alongside more contemporary songs.

While it is always a good time to raise a glass and toast the great nation of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day only comes once a year. What a great opportunity to have a unique party with some fantastic Irish music.  It is up to you whether or not you serve cabbage.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!