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Harrisburg Celtic band Kilmaine Saints rock Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 15

Harrisburg Celtic band Kilmaine Saints rock Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Sept. 15
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From a press release:

After releasing a brand new album in July, Harrisburg Celtic rock band Kilmaine Saints will hold a Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $15, can be purchased on the Opera House website, by calling 570-325-0249, and by visiting SoundCheck Records (23 Broadway, Jim Thorpe) or calling them at 570-325-4009. The facility (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) is open from noon-5 p.m. on show days, and tickets are available for most shows at the door at showtime. Parking is available and free after 5 p.m. at the Carbon County lot behind the train station.

Kilmaine Saints is a band formed on good whiskey and bad intentions. The brainchild of two members of a Harrisburg pipe and drum band, this side project was originally created with the sole intent of getting them free beer at St. Patrick’s Day shows in the Central Pennsylvania area – mission accomplished. After incorporating the help of fellow members from the pipe band and other notable musicians from the area, they soon realized they were in for one hell of a ride.

Since 2009, they have continued to pound through blistering, high-energy live sets that keep people singing along, stomping their feet, lifting their pints, and shouting for more. With several hundred shows at venues and festivals up and down the East Coast, five critically acclaimed releases under their belts, national and international airplay, and an ever-expanding and extremely loyal fan base, it’s no wonder the world is starting to stand up and take notice. In short, the Kilmaine Saints are equal parts Irish swagger, Scottish pride, and whiskey. This explosive Celtic rock band will steal your heart, your spirit, and your pint when you’re not looking.

The Saints released their debut album, “The Good, the Plaid, and the Ugly,” in 2010 and just put out their fifth record, “Whiskey Blues and Faded Tattoos,” on July 14.