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ODonoghue to perform, lecture on Irish music at GSU
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Harry O'Donoghue - photo by File photo

STATESBORO — Ready for St. Patrick’s Day? Popular and acclaimed Celtic folk musician Harry O’Donoghue will present a lecture and performance on March 4 from 2-3:15 p.m. in the College of Education Auditorium.

In his presentation, “The Irish Emigrant Experience in Song,” O’Donoghue will discuss the music in his repertoire and will include several live musical renditions.

In addition to his talk, O’Donoghue will present Irish Folk Music Nights at the French Quarter Café in Statesboro March 3-4 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. each evening. Admission is $2 per person and reservations are recommended. Reservations can be made by calling (912) 489-3233.

Due to high demand for Irish Folk Music Nights, reservations not honored 15 minutes into the show may be lost.

O’Donoghue, who is no stranger to the Georgia Southern, Statesboro and Savannah communities, has anchored Irish Folk Music Nights for a decade and uses his wit to bring the spirit of Ireland to life in music that appeals to people of all ages. He combines superb vocal and instrumental talents with a charismatic stage presence. O’Donoghue also hosts the popular radio show, “The Green Island,” broadcast weekly statewide on Georgia Public Radio.

Irish Folk Music Nights are sponsored by Georgia Southern University’s Center for Irish Studies in cooperation with the French Quarter Café.

The lecture is also sponsored by the Center for Irish Studies.