The LA-based Young Dubliners, pioneers of a sound that’s been dubbed Celtic Rock, visit The Rose in Pasadena Saturday night.

Consisting of members with no Irish roots and two guys from Ireland now living in the United States, the group blends rock influences from American jam bands like Phish and the Dave Matthews Band with the sounds of traditional Celtic instruments for a unique musical experience.

That diverse blend has led the group to open for such acts as Collective Soul, Los Lobos, Jethro Tull, Chris Isaak and Johnny Lang. They’ve also appeared on TV shows, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” and their music has been featured on “Sons of Anarchy.”

The hybrid sound has attracted a fervent fan base, with the band putting on shows from California to Alaska and producing nine albums since its 1988 inception.


Doors open at 6 p.m. and the Young Dubliners start at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Rose, 245 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $24 to $38. Call (888) 645-5006 or visit