Nine Irish plays host to legends of Celtic rock

Legends of Celtic rock ‘n’ roll, Young Dubliners will make an impactful Lafayette appearance this weekend.

Formed in the days (or daze) of hair metal in 1988 Los Angeles, Dublin native Keith Roberts found a niche for live Irish music that contained an aggressive rock vibe. By the time hair metal perished in the early 1990s, Young Dubliners, its name a play on influential Irish folk band the Dubliners, was primed to tour the country and release critically-acclaimed records.

Young Dubliners will perform a free concert at 9 p.m. Saturday at Nine Irish Brothers East, 3520 E. Indiana 38.

While Nine Irish Brothers West has brought in notable Celtic music greats such as Tommy Sands, Ceann, Searson and Mickey Finns over the years, Saturday’s show could be the biggest at either location of the local Irish pubs. That’s big not only in notoriety but in sound as well.

Originally booked for the original West Lafayette Nine Irish Brothers, the show was recently moved to the Lafayette bar and restaurant due to staging and space preferred by the Young Dubliners’ camp.

In the past 20 years, the Young Dubs have toured with such varied rock and blues acts as Jethro Tull, Chris Isaak and Collective Soul.

It doesn’t have to be St.Patrick’s Day to rock out Irish style.




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