Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Delhi 2 Dublin at Stillwater

Looking for an unusual way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day? How about celebrating a few days early with a band that comes from Canada and plays traditional instruments from India and uses cutting-edge DJ aesthetics to create a highly charged, multi-cultural dance celebration with an Irish touch.

Sound impossible? Check out Delhi 2 Dublin in a show at 8 p.m. Sunday at Stillwater, 1951 Highway 66, Ashland.

The evening gets started with Medicine Drum, the tribal electronica act now residing in Ashland. Originally from London, Medicine Drum has traveled the world, touring with some of the biggest names in electronica including Moby, the Chemical Brothers and the Orb. Medicine Drum's special guests will be MC Wisdom and Dakini from Goddess Alchemy Project.

Delhi 2 Dublin is an electro-acoustic collaboration between five established world fusion artists who come from various backgrounds: Indian to Irish to Anglo-Saxon to Korean. In its eclectic mix the band blends elements of East and West with electronic and acoustic, using tabla, dhol drums, fiddle, electric sitar, vocals, electric guitar and laptop to create a high-energy show.

Originally formed for a one-shot performance during Vancouver's Celtic Fest in March of 2006, the project soon took a life of its own and has been in high demand, playing at many West Coast festivals, including the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Fest in Shuswap, British Columbia. Recently, Delhi 2 Dublin was invited to open the massive Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, where the group collaborated with Irish and Indian dancers and the National Circus School.

Delhi 2 Dublin is touring the West Coast will be appearing in Ashland for the first time.

"We didn't set out to write fusion music," the band says on its Web site. "We just set out to have a good time!"

For more information on the group, see delhi2dublin.com.

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