Ticket giveaway: Camerata Ireland at the Palladium

February 23, 2011
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Love Irish music?

Anxious to hear the acoustics in the new Palladium?

This week, you can win a pair of tickets to see the acclaimed Camerata Ireland, in concert March 11. Information on the show can be found here. And to learn more about the string-focused group, click here. The group's latest U.S. tour includes its Carnegie Hall debut.

All you have to do is enter here below and name your favorite Irish person, place or thing. I’ll pick one winner at random.

Good luck.

Oh, and speaking of the Palladium, the summer's k.d. lang concert looks like it's heading toward sell-out status. If you want to go but have been putting off buying, better jump in now.

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  • FAV IRISH Dance
    Favorite irish dance has to be River Dance!
  • Famous Irish Group
    The Cranberries!
  • Favorite Irish People
    my mother and grandparents!
  • down patrick
    that is where my grandparents were born.
  • favorite Irish thing
    My soon to be sister in law!
  • favorite Irish...
    after my ancestors (without whom I wouldn't be here) is the band, U2
  • favorite Irish
    Obviously.... the Fightin' Irish of Notre Dame!
  • favorite Irish
    St. Patrick - who else has a day named after them on which everyone claims to be Irish?
  • Jim Regan
    Jim Regan, a personal friend
  • favorite Irish thing
    My mom (whose father came to the U.S. from Ireland when he was a young man).
  • favorite Irish
    Blarney Stone
  • Favorite Irish thing
    The shamrock.
  • My Fave
    The Tea Room at The Clarence Hotel in Dublin
  • Fav Irish
    My grandparents and Waterford
  • A wonderful Irishman
    My wonderful husband who is first generation from Galway, Ireland.
  • Favorite Irish
    It's a draw between a black and tan with Guiness and Harps and the Irish folk group The Chieftans.
  • Manager
    Dingle Peninsula, Ireland - breathtaking and quaint
  • Irish
    Jameson

  • Being Irish
    Redheads
  • St. Patricks Day!!!
    which also happens to be my birthday!
  • Ireland
    My favorite thing is the country and its people. Beautiful, historical and very welcoming (at least when I went there!) And Smithwick's beer!
  • Slainte
    Guiness is close, but I'm going to go with The Clancy Brothers.
  • Irish
    The Golden Ace on Washington Street
  • IRISH flavor
    Eating Irish stew while listening to U2!
  • My very favorite Irish site
    The Cliffs of Moher in County Claire Ireland.
    My son proposed to his gal Meg at the Cliffs on an absolutely beautiful "sunny" day. For those of you that have been there, you know
    God was blessing their marriage with a beautiful day at a heavenly site.
  • Favorite Irish...
    Irish Soda Bread. Good stuff!
  • Favorite Irish Thing
    Lucky Charms cereal
  • Irish
    Irish stew
  • Favorite Irish Thing
    My name...I'm named after County Kerry (spelling changed to "ie" due to my middle name) where my mother's side of the family is from. Didn't like it when I was little because all of the other kids had personalized items - couldn't ever find a bike license plate with "Kerrie" on it - but I love it now!
  • Fav Irish Thing
    The children's back pack which looks like a lamb. Bought it at the gift shop at the Cliffs but could never find out who made it. Grandkids got lots of positives whenever they wore it.
  • Favorite Irish Thing
    Top of the Mornin'
  • Irish
    Chieftans
  • Irish
    Celtic Woman!
  • Favorite Irish thing
    My favorite Irish thing? An Irish tradition of lifting the birthday child upside down and giving his head a few gentle bumps on the floor for good luck - enough bumps to mirror their ago plus one.
  • My favorite Irish thing is the people of Ireland of course!
    My wife and I were married at Castle Durrow in County Laois a year and a half ago and spent over three weeks traveling the country for our honeymoon. The Irish people are truly as friendly and warm as advertised. Other than that, Van Morrison, Guinness and the great Irish cuisine! We are moving back home to Indy and will be back this weekend�.what a great welcome home present this could be!!!
  • Irish group....
    U2 U2 U2!!!
  • U2
    U2
  • Luck of the Irish
    the Irish Rovers for their song about The Unicorn
  • Favorite Irish 'thing"
    My Claddagh Ring. My parents gave it to me when I was a teenager (many many years ago). I love the history and meaning. Not only of the ring itself....but of my parents and their reasoning for giving it to me.
    "Love, Loyalty & Friendship".
  • Irish Man?
    Fr Glen O'Connor and Fr Joe Moriarty are the best in the world!
  • Yes...the Irish Rovers
    Thank you Marsha for reminding me of the their name..the melody was in my head as I was reading the comments:
    And the waters came down and sort of floated them away...And that's why you've never seen a unicorn to this very day.
  • Sober
    I love playing 'Find the sober Irish guy' downtown during Irish fest.
  • Favorite Irish
    Has to be my dad... fiesty Irish temper but very generous in nature!
  • NOTRE DAME
    Fighting Irish!
  • Who else but Van
    Van Morrison - favorite Irish musician
  • Favorite Irish Thing
    Shepherd's pie!
  • Favorite Irish ...
    Sir Arthur Guinness
  • Favorite Irish group
    U2! Especially Bono!
  • Favorite Irish
    Anyone remember Darby O'Gill and King Brian? How about Sean Thornton and Will Danaher?
  • Ireland
    Too many things...the music, the beer, a good friend that just moved to Ireland...guess I'd have to go with the beer! :)
  • Music
    Love Irish music & dance.
  • Best time in Ireland!
    Bunratty Castle with plenty of Mead! Just don't cut your tongue eating with a dagger.
  • Ireland
    Bono... and bagpipes
  • Favorite Irish Thing
    A coworker just introduced me to the Golden Ace last month.
  • Irish
    Arthur Guinness
  • Favorite Irish Place
    Cobh, Ireland! Absolutely beautiful with generous, outgoing people, and lots of history to boot. I'd go back there tomorrow if possible.
  • Irishmen
    Colin Farrell, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Owen Wilson.
  • Favorite Irish Person/Thing
    Celtic knots - they are beautiful.
  • Enter Here?
    I did not see a "here" to enter, so: My favorite Irish person - Rod Stewart; My favorite Irish thing - Irish Whisky (any brand, as there is no bad whisky, just good, better and best); My favorite Irish activity, listening to Rod Stewart while drinking Irish Whisky.
    • St. Patty's Day
      It's also my husband's birthday. You would be surprised how many free drinks you get on St. Patty's Day if it's your birthday! Go Irish!
    • my GGGGG grandfather
      my roots trace back to County Antrim
    • Yes Irish
      The Irish from Notre Dame
    • Rod Stewart?
      Just realized, he is Scotch/English. What a bummer. I'll go with Danny Doyle and Irish Whisky.
    • Irish Fave
      Guiness
    • irish
      The Irish Blessing
    • Irsh Person
      My beautiful freckled, redhead fiancee
    • Irish
      The freshness of a pure Irish Spring in a bar soap you can use every day.
    • Favorite Irish Thing
      Jameson Redbreast
    • Doyle
      My favorite Irishman is my late husband Doyle. He was only half-Irish but his music loving, fun loving, dance loving half -- and his name -- were Irish. The other half? Finnish with an appreciation of fine design and winter sports.
    • Favorite Irish Thing
      Bushmills 1608
    • Favorite Irish Band
      Brigid's Cross!!!
    • ticket contest
      I think an irony is some of the best and worse movies and musicals are about Ireland - Leap Year, Finnians Rainbow, etc. My favorite person has to be actor Liam Neeson, and my favorite Irish things are lace and crystal. For extra credit: my least favorite Irish person is any Irish tenor.
    • Beer
      Guinness me.
    • Favorite Irish Beer
      Guinness!!
    • Kim
      I Rish I Had Tickets to the Palladium Event
    • Favorite Thing
      Their Kilts!
    • Favorite place in Ireland
      The whole country is beautiful but the Cliffs of Moher would have to be at the top of my list.
    • Dingle, Ireland
      Favorite place: Dingle, Ireland
      Favorite beer: Smithwick's
      Favorite reason: my son was conceived in Dingle after several bottles of Smithwick's in July 1986 and he is my favorite FBI (foreign born Irishman).
    • Fav Irish
      My Dad and Delores O'Riordan of The Cranberries
    • Unless Angela Buchman is Irish...
      ...my favorite Irish thing is Richens-Timm Academy of Irish Dance. Otherwise, it is Angela.
    • Arther.....
      .....Guinness. He had 21 children so no wonder he needed to found a brewery.
    • Patrick
      My son Patrick, who was born on St. Patrick's Day 10 years ago!
    • Irish
      Nora Cummings
    • Favorite Irish
      Turlough O'Carolan - historical Irish harp player
    • O'Ferry
      Bunch of reasons I love Irish; biggest one, my red headed wife who was a Killin. Oh, and I am named after the singer Bryan Ferry. Also, my dad is from a large Irish family - one of 11 and great grandparents are from Ireland.

      May the luck be with me!
    • Nora Barnacle
      Nora Barnacle - wife of James Joyce.
    • Theatre
      The amazing Abbey Theatre
    • Claddaugh's
      I like just about anything Irish, including music, dance or cooking, but I especially enjoy going to Claddaugh's and having their corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day. Would love to go to the Palladium at
      Carmel for a concert so hope I win this contest!
    • My favorite Irish person..
      Is my son ..the future Dr. Pat !! and his Leprechaun Puck...

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