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Celtic group plays Sticky’s 

While I’m writing this, the Irish four-piece Fuchsia Band is playing in my CD. It’s addictive stuff, as the Celtic sound of the Chieftains, Altan and other bands of this ilk tends to be for me. In fact, this seems to be a good week for it; I always look forward to the British Open on television, even when it’s in England like it is this week at Hoylake (aka Royal Liverpool), because ABC manages to incorporate Celtic music into the broadcast breaks. It conjures up images of the mist off the sea and strong, cold breezes, the day alternating between heavy clouds and sunny skies, spring-like weather one minute and near-winter the next.

I can’t guarantee the music will cool you off any -– in fact, some of these jigs on this self-titled album of Fuchsia’s will probably have you hopping around and sweating -– but I can assure you it’s going to be a good show at Sticky Fingerz on Saturday, July 22.

The Arkansas Celtic Music Society is alive and well and sponsoring the show, which also includes the local trio of Celtic music lovers Something for the House.

The society has featured some of the best Celtic groups in the world at venues in River Market spots to far west Little Rock and back. Sticky Fingerz welcomed this week’s show, and maybe the society will find a permanent spot here.

Máirtín de Cógáin -– Irish music lovers will know the name – formed Fuchsia. They have reels and jigs, with tin whistle and accordion kicking, as well as wistful a cappella ballads, and the like. It’s fun stuff.

Admission is $7. The show starts at 9 p.m.



“Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” starring Will Ferrell, opens on Aug. 4, but we can already tell you after seeing a screening this week that it’s the funniest Ferrell movie yet. That might sound to some a little backhanded, so let’s add that it’s BY FAR the funniest Ferrell movie yet. He nails his NASCAR driver character, and the rest of the cast (including the talented John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch and Gary Cole) must have had a riotous time making this movie. It doesn’t send up NASCAR as much as it embraces it, while trying to offer that “message” that even comedy movies these days seemingly must include.

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