The Young Dubliners return to Alaska with a performance Feb. 20 at the Down East Saloon. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at the Down East or the Homer Bookstore. Sometimes called a Celtic rock group, their sound is more a hybrid, lead singer Keith Roberts said on the band’s web page. “We all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all. In truth, the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members,” he said.
The Young Dubliners released their single, “We the Mighty,” last year, and officially releases its ninth album, “Nine,” in March. For more information, visit its website at www.youngdubliners.com.