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Celtic sounds to mark St. Patrick's Day
Emerald Rose to play at Holly Theater in Dahlonega
The Celtic folk-rock band Emerald Rose includes Brian Sullivan, Arthur Hinds, Larry Morris and Clyde Gilbert. The quartet formed the band in 1996 and has been performing ever since. The band has released eight CDs.

Emerald Rose in concert

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14

Where: Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega

Cost: $20-$27

More info: or 706-864-3759

Almost 18 years ago, the band Emerald Rose performed its first live professional concert on St. Patrick’s Day.

To mark its continued success, the Celtic folk-rock band will celebrate with a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at the Holly Theater in downtown Dahlonega.

Tickets are $20 and $27 for the theater at 69 W. Main St. To buy tickets, call 706-864-3759 or visit

The band’s rich “world fusion” sound with its influences ranging from the Chieftains to Jethro Tull has given the band a 10-year career and national following. The band’s original lyrics address everything from Celtic myth to modern science, often with a touch of humor. Blending vocal harmonies, pennywhistle and world percussion with driving guitars and bass, their sound is “rock-n-reel” but not ear-splitting.

Brian Sullivan, Arthur Hinds, Larry Morris and Clyde Gilbert formed Emerald Rose in late 1996. The band released its first self-titled CD in 1998. Since then, Emerald Rose has released seven independent CDs.

Emerald Rose were headliners for the “Lord of the Rings” Oscar parties in Hollywood in 2003 and 2004. The band performs across the United States and has led multiple tours of Ireland. The band frequently performs at Celtic festivals and sci-fi/fantasy conventions.