Coming close on the heels of St. Patrick’s Day, March 25th 2011 promises to be one of the most memorable dates in the history of traditional Irish music in Central Virginia in many years as two of the highest rated bands in the genre, Lunasa and Dervish, hit the stage of the Jefferson Theater on the same night. Lunasa, with their groundbreaking musical arrangements and the hilarious patter of frontman Kevin Crawford, have been named “Performers of the Decade” by liveireland.com, whilst Dervish, with 21 years of touring the world under their belt performing in front of crowds as large as two hundred and forty thousand, can easily lay claim to being one of the all-time greats in Celtic music.
To top it all, all proceeds from this concert will benefit the South Sudanese humanitarian educational organization "Hope for Ariang" founded by ‘lost boy’ Gabriel Bol Deng. Adding to the fundraising potential, a major donor has agreed to match all premium ticket sales dollar for dollar. This night to remember is proudly presented by “Stand Up Charlottesville III” and radio station WTJU 91.1FM.