The Irish folk icons celebrate the upcoming release of their latest album, “The Great Irish Songbook,” when they visit Long Island. For more than 25 years the six-member troupe has impressed audiences around the globe, refining their legacy as one of the most renowned and imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music. The ensemble’s six members are steeped in the musical traditions of counties Sligo and Leitrim in Ireland’s Northwest. Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh (mandola/mandolin) and Michael Holmes (bouzouki) are original to the group’s earliest days in 1989. Singer Cathy Jordan, who also is a bodhran (drum) player, joined in 1991, and Tom Morrow (fiddle) became part of the group in 1998. They’ll be performing highlights from “The Great Irish Songbook,” along with other tunes that showcase their technical prowess and soulful Irish sensibility.
Friday, March 1, 8 p.m. $40 and $35. Adelphi University Performing Arts Center, 1 South Ave., Garden City. (516) 877-4000 or aupac.adelphi.edu.
Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack
The Rat Pack is back with that 1960s style swagger. A nostalgic trip down memory lane, Sandy Hackett’s personal connection to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop (through his father, the legendary comedian Buddy Hackett) brings authenticity to this lively tribute. Having their own connection to these iconic legends enables the producers to tell this story like no one else can. This dynamic theatrical production based on the Rat Pack’s musical and comedic legacy, captures their relationship, respect, love and timeless laughter. The show includes new arrangements of classic songs and original, never-before-heard songs written by the late multi-platinum award winning songwriter, Ron Miller, along with recorded voiceovers made exclusively for this show by Buddy Hackett.
Saturday, March 2, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $79 (7:30 p.m.) and $69 (9:30 p.m.). Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, Route 25A, Brookville. (800) 745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com or www.tillescenter.org.