On its first St. Patrick’s Day, One Eyed Reilly played five shows in 30 hours. This year, it will again be easy to find the Sacramento Celtic rock band on March 17, and when you do, you can immerse yourself in a foot-stomping Celtic experience of traditional violin and vocals, infused with a crunchy, eclectic guitar undercurrent. The band turns out original music, along with covers and mixes of traditional Irish and Scottish songs.
The group began as The Celtic Project in early 2012, then changed its name to One Eyed Reilly, based on a character from the Irish folk song “Reilly’s Daughter,” before releasing its first album, “Hoist Your Glass,” in 2013. Its latest album, “Barstools & Gravestones,” includes crowd-roaring originals such as “Higher Hand” and covers such as “Devil Went Down to Georgia” that promise to turn any venue into a rowdy scene.
One Eyed Reilly brings its infectious energy to the Delta King two Thursdays of every month. As violinist St. John Fraser describes it, “five friends on stage, just having a blast.” This St. Patrick’s Day, One Eyed Reilly can be seen at Mondavi Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and at Ollie’s Pub in Lodi at 7:45 p.m. among other places. For more information, visit 1eyedreilly.com.