Irish music concert is scheduled for Friday

Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society

The Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society will perform at the Northshore UU Church this Friday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The band, founded in 1971, has performed in the Greater Boston area, the North Shore, throughout New England, and twice at the invitation of the International Folk Festival in Letterkenny, Donegal.

The concert, prepared especially for Music in the Woods, will offer primarily traditional Irish tunes and songs in celebration of Irish music month, with some original songs by Diane Taraz and Lynn Noel and original tunes by Nancy Koch and John Berger. Mixed in will be a few maritime tunes and songs, a modern parody of a sad Irish ballad, and an Appalachian tune with a crowd-pleasing pogo cello solo by David “Doc” Rosen.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and free for children under 13.