Celtic Faire and Games planned for Saturday

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The Tim Malloys, a Twin Cities band, will perform at this year’s Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire and Games Saturday and Sept. 22 at the Brown County Fairgrounds.

The Tim Malloys, who perform Saturday night, play a blend of traditional and modern Irish tunes.

“Equal parts pub and punk, the Tim Malloys fuse traditional Irish music with a raucous Minneapolis sound and sensibility,” said the group’s biography. “Mashing up influences ranging from The Pogues to The Suburbs, the Tim Malloys are a bootlegger’s dream of punk guitar, manic grooves and rollicking callbacks.”

The Tim Malloys have released five records since the band’s 1994 inception.

This year’s Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire and Games will include, for the first time, a Celtic photo contest.

Also new is a Welsh food vendor, Chris Harding of Brookings.

Doris Issendorf of Minnesota’s Red Eagle Drums will present a drum-making workshop.

Organizers say that sheepherding demonstrations and a Leprechaun Pony will be back at this year’s Northeast South Dakota Celtic Faire and Games. The sheepherding demonstrations will be Saturday only.

Aberdeen dentist Dr. Joe Rigg will lead Celtic karaoke.

The A-Town Roller Girlz will serve beverages, and if need be, bounce patrons out of O’Bleary’s Pub, according to organizers.

A new activity involves potatoes. Kids will be able to make their own potato candy in the children’s area. Lois Beckner, one of the organizers, says “this stuff is good.” Potato candy, she says, is “a pure sugar rush with a smattering of potatoes and peanut butter.”

Back this year are the Brian Boru Irish Pipe Band, the Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers and the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center Cloggers. Also performing will be the Two Tap Trio.

The Celtic Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, with the exception of the evening band, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22.

For Saturday, tickets are $8 for those 13 and older and $5 for those 5 to 12.

On Sept. 22, the cost is $6 for those 13 and older, and $4 for those 5 to 12. On both days, kids younger than 5 are admitted free.

A two-day pass in advance is $10 for adults 13 and older and $6 for children 5 to 12. At the door, a two-day pass is $12 for adults 13 and older and $7 for children 5 to 12.

For advance tickets, call Jean Taylor at 605-380-5828.