Virtual Concert: Bastard Bearded Irishmen on St. Patrick’s Day 

Social distancing pro tip: here’s how you can live stream the Pittsburgh-based Irish band’s St. Patrick’s Day performance on Tuesday.

by Lindsay Patross
March 16, 2020

Update 3/17/2020 10 am: Due to the most recent, rapidly changing guidelines for social gatherings, the band will be doing a remote feed in from a private, undisclosed location.

Since most of, well all of, the live music performances in Pittsburgh have been canceled, 25 Carrick Ave, (a performance venue in Carrick) is planning to host a series of virtual concerts starting on Tuesday, St. Patrick’s Day with the Bastard Bearded Irishmen.

Mar. 17 @ 8:00 pm: Bastard Bearded Irishmen Virtual Concert

The Bastard Bearded Irishmen will perform a virtual concert that will be livestreamed via their Facebook page, thanks to the team at 25 Carrick.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9wsu_-Buq1/

The Bastard Bearded Irishmen: A Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Tradition

The Bastard Bearded Irishmen is a Pittsburgh band that is well known for Irish music. The band began playing in local pubs, which led to three albums (Drinking to the Dead, Rebastard & Rise of the Bastard), and a tour schedule that allowed them to share a stage with bands such as The Rumjacks and Gogol Bordello. They’ve also opened for that other well-known Irish band, the Dropkick Murphys on the “Shamrock N Roll” tour in Pittsburgh.

Each year, the band plays a St. Patrick’s Day concert at the Rex Theater, which they affectionately call “St. Party’s Day.” Due to current circumstances, they have postponed the concert to the summer. Instead of an indoor show, the band performed a mobile concert along Carson St. on Saturday.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9wbA2dhSab/

Danny Rectenwald, mandolinist for the Bastard Bearded Irishmen, explains, “Instead of just canceling, we decided to do a virtual performance since most people will just be stuck at home on St. Patrick’s Day. It’s our hope that our fans will be able to still enjoy our show while practicing social distance. It’s a bummer that people can’t gather together as they would under normal circumstances, but it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate life, music, and a stiff drink. We hope to bring some fun and happiness to a difficult situation.”

25 Carrick Ave Performance Venue

25 Carrick Ave is a former church that has been repurposed as a venue for live music and other performances in the Carrick neighborhood of Pittsburgh. 25 Carrick Ave is a project of Hear Corp, a Pittsburgh production company that offers media production services.

25 Carrick Ave is launching a series of virtual concerts, Live at 25 The Pandemic Series. The have set up a fundraising page to raise money to support the artists. You can support the series by donating to the Live at 25 GoFundMe page.

More St. Patrick’s Day Livestream Events

The Dropkick Murphys, a well-known Irish band from Boston, had to postpone their annual St. Patrick’s Day concert as well. They will also be livestreaming a full concert on Tuesday, March 17.

https://www.facebook.com/DropkickMurphys/photos/a.481062864987/10160883477324988/?type=3&theater

The Details: Bastard Bearded Irishmen Virtual Event

Follow the Bastard Bearded Irishmen

Follow 25 Carrick Ave

 

📸Header photo credit: Bastard Bearded Irishmen Facebook Page

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

More Local Stories

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Sanford

On this episode of Eat Play Stay Orlando explore what’s new in the Northern part of town. Sanford has a plethora of breweries, bars, and delicious dining options to choose from.

Hometown Tragedy: The Pike County Massacre

On this episode of Hometown Tragedy: Missing in Milwaukee, we’ll explore what happened to Jerica Banks, her children, and how it impacted their community.

Six New Orleans parks that are perfect locations to celebrate 4th of July

Head to one of these six New Orleans parks to celebrate Independence Day in the city.

Cheap Date Orlando: Punk Rock & Pooches

Two Orlando couples shop vintage, search for the perfect slice, visit a post-apocalyptic saloon, and take the stage on blind dates in Orlando.

Fit and Fab: Free summer workouts in Boston

Cover photo courtesy Getty Images Looking to get fit for the summer? Still wary of COVID-19 or just looking for some sunshine while you sweat? Here are some Boston free summer workouts across the city so you can keep moving all season long! Seaport Sweat May 2 to Sept. 29 Boston’s biggest free workout series…

What’s On the Menu?: Farm-to-table

The farm-to-table movement brings locally grown foods to your plate. Not only will enjoying farm-to-table meals allow you to indulge in fresh, nutritional, seasonal dishes, but farm-to-table dining helps the environment and supports the local economy.  Check out these delicious farm-to-table restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina on the latest episode of What’s On the Menu?. …

A guide to some of the best Black-owned brunch spots in NOLA

Gather the crew together, make those reservations, and celebrate all things Black at brunch. 

A guide to Pittsburgh’s summer events must-do list

Check out our roundup below for the can’t-miss events happening in the city over the next few months.

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Tarpon Springs

In this episode of Eat Play Stay Orlando you’ll be transported to a thriving Greek community nestled on Florida’s gulf coast. From sponge diving to flaming cheese to a Greek bakery that supplies a ginormous amount of baklava to the entire country, you’re sure to fall in love with Greek culture in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

Dorchester doughnuts that pack a paczki

These traditional Polish pastries are the real deal.

Exploring the history of Pittsburgh’s Chinatown

At one time, there was even an informal Chinatown mayor to act as a community liaison.

Painting My Way Through Life: Pittsburgh (And Beyond) Through The Eyes of Artist Ron Donoughe

Ron Donoughe has spent over 30 years painting the Pennsylvania landscape, especially Pittsburgh. When you don’t find him capturing the spirit of his paintings on location, you’ll likely find him in his Lawrenceville studio – where he’s watched the neighborhood transform through his windows.

With a potential sale of his building looming in 2022, we chatted with Donoughe about his artistic journey thus far, what might come next, and Pittsburgh through his eyes.

vote for the mayor of Pittsburgh

Tue. May 17 Primary Election Day in Pittsburgh

Tuesday is Election Day in Pittsburgh – we’ve got the details on where to vote and who is on the ballot

Guide to Every Comic Book Store in Pittsburgh

Your complete guide to Pittsburgh comic book stores, including comics written and drawn by Pittsburgh creators.