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Irish flutist in demand around St. Patrick's Day
Irish flutist in demand around St. Patrick's Day

Irish flutist Laura Byrne and her compatriots in the Irish music scene consider their passion a yearlong experience, but they also recognize that there's much more of a demand for Irish songs in mid-March. "We were at Liam Flynn's last (Wednesday) and somebody asked for 'Danny Boy,'" Byrne said. "There's a certain type of music we don't play the rest of the year that we play for St. Patrick's Day." On Sunday, March 10, Byrne's marathon gig at James Joyce Pub's post-parade party was the beginning of a stretch of nine shows in nine days. But for Byrne, a Hamilton resident and Lutherville-based Realtor who offers private...

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