Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Central New York is an annual tradition for many. To do so correctly, you must enlist the help of a great Celtic band. Enter Enter the Haggis. A sold-out stop at the Center for the Arts in Homer would be their second to last show on the Swallowed By a Whale tour.
Setting the scene for a fun night of Celtic music was the Broome County Celitc Pipes & Drums. Filing in single file, they filled the front of the stage with an enormous sound and presence that got the night off on the right foot, or was it the left?
As Enter the Haggis began, they came out in full force with their new song Swallowed By a Whale, which set the tone for the craic to ensue. Playing many of their numerous hits, a cover of songs by none other than Jubilee Riots (is that really a cover?), and an acapella version of Crosby, Still, & Nash’s “Helplessly Hoping” by House of Hamill, the crowd was brought to their feet. It wouldn’t be long until the crowd stayed on their feet dancing the night away.
A wonderful show, and possibly a new Center For the Arts of Homer tradition, Enter the Haggis once again brought the craic to the 315.
Setlist: 1st Set: Swallowed By a Whale, Dryden Mine, Shangri-La, Can’t Trust the News, Year of the Rat, Hindsight, Fast, Gasoline, Getaway Car, Broken Line, 2nd Set: Letters, Basket, Devil’s Son, Lived A Life (Jubilee Riots cover), Helplessly Hoping(Crosby, Stills, & Nash cover), Whippoorwill, Lancaster Gate, Tonight, Gutter, Down With the Ship. Encore: Congress and Mrs. Elliott