Check Out the Craic Festival at Mercury Lounge This Weekend

March 8th, 2011

While much of the music world heads to Austin, Texas, next week for SXSW, here in New York City, we’ve got our own festival happening this week. The Craic Festival, which shines a spotlight on Celtic film and music, starts on Thursday, and Mercury Lounge hosts Maud in Cahoots, Colin Devlin (above, playing “The Heart Won’t Be Denied”), the Mighty Stef and the Coronas on Friday and LaFaro, Brendan O’Shea, Colin Smith (Mr. North) and Foy Vance on Saturday. Sure, St. Patrick’s Day is next week, but why wait until then to pretend your Irish?