Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 13, 2013

PAART presents Irish music at the Palace


CROSSVILLE — Bring out the bouzouki, bodhran and bones, add a hammered dulcimer and fiddle. Oh, and don't forget four very talented musicians and you have Four Leaf Peat and Performing Arts Alliance of Rural Tennessee's (PAART) next First Friday performance event. Four Leaf Peat will take the stage at the beautiful, historic Palace Theatre on March 1 to kick off Irish-American Heritage Month. Four Leaf Peat (FLP) was born out of the Irish traditional music scene in Knoxville, and is dedicated to honoring and preserving the spirit of Irish music. While grounded in tradition and influenced by Ireland's traditional pipers, fiddlers and singers, FLP also bows a hat to the more recent innovators of Irish music such as The Bothy Band, Planxty, Dervish and Lunasa.

Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration early with this evening of traditional Irish music. The performance begins at 7 p.m. central time on Friday, March 1. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students and can be purchased by calling the Palace Theatre at 484-6133 or online at To see the many exciting First Friday events PAART has planned for 2013 and beyond, visit their website at

PAART is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing talented performing artists to our community.