WANT TO GO?
A FOOTMAD concert
WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday
WHERE: Culture Center Theater
TICKETS: Adults $20, seniors $15, students $10, children under 13 free.
INFO: 304-415-3668 or www.footmad.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is just the one day: March 17. In America, it goes on a bit longer, according to Irish singer Cathy Jordan.
"We call it St. Patrick's Day," she said. "You call it St. Patrick's month."
Not that she's complaining.
"It's good for us. It's like green Christmas."
Through the month of March, Jordan's traditional Irish music band, Dervish, will be on tour across the United States. The group performs Sunday night at the Culture Center Theater in a concert sponsored by the Friends of Old Time Music and Dance.
March, Jordan said, is a great time to be Irish.
"Everybody is Irish in March," she laughed, adding that's pretty much worldwide as far as her experience. For St. Patrick's Day, people embrace their Irish heritage, no matter how tenuous a thread that might be.
"People just love that connection," she said. "They love the music and love that there's a little Irish blood in them somewhere."
Still, it can get weird.
"It's mind-boggling when somebody comes up and says, 'My great grandfather was from County Cork' and they look at you as much to say you must know them."