Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see The Irish Rovers at Lynn Auditorium. For $19, you get one ticket for floor or front-balcony seating on Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. (up to a $39 value, including ticketing fees).
Originally formed in 1963 by a group of Irish immigrants in Canada, The Irish Rovers set toes tapping with traditional Hibernian tunes and self-penned folk ditties. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, the band stands before the 2,100 seats of Lynn Auditorium to interweave ancestral instruments such as the banjo, button accordion, and bodhran drum with voices as rugged and dexterous as a lumberjack massage therapist. The group's decades-deep catalog teems with whimsical songs such as "The Unicorn" and "Wasn't That a Party" as well as a salty collection of sea shanties, from "Drunken Sailor" to "A-Rovin'."
As eventgoers perch under the stately domed ceiling inside Lynn Auditorium, they can take in a show against an elegant red-curtain backdrop and sleek wooden accents. The distinguished interior of the event center augments the caliber of performances available in the form of concerts and holiday specials such as Kenny Rogers and The Vienna Boys Choir. The entertainment unfolds amid newly renovated elements such as updated seating and high-tech lighting that’s capable of illuminating the next line in an actor’s head.