Irish band opens Alaskan shows in Petersburg
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The internationally-renowned Irish instrumental band Lunasa starts off its second visit to Alaska with a performance in Petersburg tonight.
The group released its latest CD last year and continues to travel the globe – they’ve played in over 15-hundred shows around the world since they started up in 1996.
The piper for Lunasa played on Bruce Springsteen’s album High Hopes, and the bassist played with the Waterboys before joining Lunasa. Joe Viechnicki caught up with the group’s flute player, Kevin Crawford by phone last week.
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Lunasa also has concerts this month in Anchorage, Homer, Valdez and Fairbanks. Tonight’s concert is at 7 p.m. at the Wright Auditiorium. Tickets are on sale at Lees Clothing or at the door.
The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg.
The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more
Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more