Celtic Woman in Concert at the Benedum; Byham Hosts the Punch Brothers; Allissa Logsdon and SouthWest Dfrnt at AE (Tues., 3/19/19)

1) Just a few days after the pinnacle of our immersion in Irish culture, green beer, and whiskey, and are starting to long for some cheerful Celtic music again, Celtic Woman are playing the Benedum Center. The multi-platinum-selling group of angelic-voiced women rose to fame on their vocal talents and quality production values. Many people learned of the group through their popular performance specials on PBS. Sharon Browne; David Downes, a former musical director of the long-running Irish stage show Riverdance; and David Kavangh created the ensemble. Members have changed over the years, and the current Celtic Woman lineup is Máiréad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, Tara McNeill, and Megan Walsh. The group is currently on its Ancient Land tour. 7 p.m. 237 7th St., Cultural District. 

2) American country-classical chamber music is one way the Punch Brothers have been described, which is especially interesting since they hail from Brooklyn, N.Y. Their unique sound derives from combining the mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar, stand-up bass, and fiddle with a contemporary vocal style from Chris Thile. Special guest is Gabriel Kahane8 p.m. Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. 

3) Allissa Logsdon is a rising pop music artist who is currently honing her craft both at Point Park University and on area stages. She gave a lively performance at Paint the Square Green last year in Market Square. An accomplished vocalist and keyboardist, she is headlining (Point Park’s) Pioneer Records Presents: The Allissa Logsdon/SouthWest DFRNT Release Party at The Club at Stage AE. One of her latest songs is “Keep the Light On.” Fellow student and pop/soul musician SouthWest DFRNT is also on the bill. Doors open. 6 p.m. 400 North Shore Dr., North Shore.

Allissa Logsdon and band performing at Paint the Square Green for Earth Day week in Market Square in 2018. (photo: Rick Handler)

Allissa Logsdon and band performing at Paint the Square Green for Earth Day week in Market Square in 2018. (photo: Rick Handler)