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Artist of the day: Lucid Druid

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March

We’re less than a week from St. Patrick’s Day. To celebrate, we’re paying tribute to some of Tampa Bay’s top Celtic folk and rock bands. Today: Lucid Druid.

Home: Dunedin

Members: Adam Quinn, bagpipes; Joe Porter, bass; Sebastian Deledda, guitar; Steve Turner and Doug White, percussion.

Their sound: They call it “Celtic Fusion.” It’s one of the most original world-music concoctions you’ll ever hear, blending jam, trance, folk and acid jazz. Quinn is a world champion bagpiper who has performed around the globe, and has led Lucid Druid since 2003. This week they’ve planned a week of shows to celebrate the release of their second album, Cernunnos.

This week: 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall (an interactive show with a Q&A session); 10 p.m. Saturday at Paddy Murphy’s Block Party in Orlando; 3 p.m. March 17 at O’Keefe’s Tavern in Clearwater; 6 p.m. March 18 for the weekly downtown Safety Harbor Concert Series; 8 p.m. March 19 at the Dunedin House of Beer.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 4:41pm]

    

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