MIAC hosts Irish Rovers farewell tour

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After almost half a century of playing concerts around the world, The Irish Rovers are ending their career on the touring circuit with the Farewell to Rovin’ Tour. See them perform live at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center at Mercyhurst University on March 8 at 8 p.m.

From “The Unicorn Song” to the sing-along classic “Drunken Sailor,” The Rovers have entertained generations of fans with their rollicking anthems that rouse audiences to sing and clap along.

Arrive an hour early in the lobby and expect a real Irish hooley. Kick off your Saint Patrick's Day celebrations with a free beer tasting from Lavery Brewing Company, the official brewery of the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts & Culture (MIAC), starting at 7 p.m. While you're sipping your seasonal stout, sing along to traditional Celtic tunes by local band The Bangerzz. It’s one of the most highly anticipated pre-show events of the MIAC Live season – you don’t want to miss this!

After releasing more than 40 albums in North America and many more internationally, the Irish Rovers continue to receive rave reviews for their recordings and performances. In 2012, the Rovers were awarded the Irish Music Association’s Tommy Makem Award, which honors a traditional approach to Irish music. Through their tour, The Irish Rovers hope to sing a proper farewell to all those they have entertained for these many years. Come hear your favorite Rovers songs one more time.

Tickets are $45 and $43 for adults; $43 and $40 for seniors; and $32 and $30 for students. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.

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