The love of the Irish runs deep in St. Louis and fortunately, that sentiment is not confined to March 17 only. This weekend St. Louis Tionol returns for its eighteenth annual go-round; the festival of traditional Irish music regularly attracts the top talent from that island's trad-music community. For three days the inexhaustible font that is Irish musical art is celebrated with workshops for novice, intermediate and advanced players, then capped off with the main event -- a concert tonight at the Sheldon. Among the musos appearing this year are Patrick Ourceau, Mairtin de Cogain, Liz Knowles, Leonard Barry, Jimmy O'Brien-Moran, Blackie O'Connell and Cormac de Barra.
8 p.m. Sat., Apr. 25. Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard; 314-533-9900 or www.thesheldon.org). $15 to $18..
Sat., April 25, 8 p.m., 2015