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Continue Your St. Patrick’s Day Celebration with Ceann March 18

3/11/2009 —

Penn State York continues to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday, March 18 when Ceann, an Irish rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. in the campus’ Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.  The program is free and open to the public.

Ceann mixes fun Irish music with their popular originals.  While some of their songs revolve around the culture of being Irish Americans, many of Ceann's most popular songs have distinctively more contemporary themes.  Their songs appeal far beyond the normal reach of Irish music and have given them access to unprecedented markets for an Irish band.  Their cross market appeal has allowed them to be featured at Irish festivals and at non-Irish festivals to equal success.  With their roots in Irish music, Ceann combine modern musical styles and a cutting-edge sense of humor that has won them fans across the globe.

The band, out of Pittsburgh, released its first album of all-original material Almost Irish. Prior to the release of Almost Irish, Ceann was an acoustic trio that played Irish pub music across the northeast. Ceann continues to mix fun Irish music with their popular originals. As one of the only Irish bands to find success on commercial radio, Ceann's fan base has grown as quickly outside of Irish music circles as quickly as it's grown within them. Ceann have also become one of the most sought after college music acts in the country.

With the release of their album Rave, Rant, Lose Pants in June of 2007, Ceann's reach extended even further. The release of the album coincided with their song "Pretty on the Inside" being selected as the National Public Radio (NPR) song of the day. In two years Ceann have become one of the most successful independent bands in the country and have played more shows than any other national touring Irish band in the country.

This performance is part of Penn State York’s Cultural and Performing Artists Series sponsored by the York Newspaper Company.  Don’t miss the final free performance in the series on Saturday, March 21 when the Penn State International Dance Ensemble (PSIDE) performs at 7 p.m. in the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center.

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