Cod Gone Wild's Roy Kawano

Cod Gone Wild's Roy Kawano

Cods go wild for St. Paddy’s

Vernon's Celtic-Maritime music purveyors have announced 10 shows happening this week in B.C. and Alberta.

It’s shaping up to be a busy St. Patrick’s Day week for Vernon-based band Cod Gone Wild.

The Celtic-Maritime music purveyors have announced 10 shows happening this week in B.C. and Alberta.

The Cods have already performed in Grand Prairie, Alta. and return briefly to the Okanagan for concerts at the Centre Stage Theatre in Summerland Monday and at the Creekside Theatre in Lake Country Tuesday.

The annual show at the Creekside will also feature the Okanagan Celtic Choir, which is based in Vernon and is under the direction of Cod Gone Wild frontman Andrew Mercer.

“It has become a tradition for the band to host a few St. Patrick’s Day shows in the Okanagan, so, even though we are heading to Alberta this year, we wanted to make sure that we were able to get back in between for a couple of local shows as well,” said Mercer.

Cod Gone Wild is showcasing its new fiddle player Susan Aylard at the St. Patrick’s Day shows. She has already performed close to 40 shows on the road with the band since joining in late-August.

Fans can expect all the St. Patrick’s Day classics as well as original material, leading up to Cods’ next album release later this spring.

Tuesday’s performance at the Creekside, 10241 Bottom Wood Lake Rd., starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 available by calling 250-766-9309.