Local Irish music legend Paul Duffy will team up with Dan Cartlidge on the Irish drum and Teresa Hassard on the fiddle to celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day this week. The former Committments member, guitarist and vocalist used to perform regularly at his now defunct Irish Rover Pub, but these days we only get a chance to hear his ditties a few times a year, so don’t miss out. Tickets include a complimentary wine and cheese reception with the artists. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Backpack program, which provides meals for underprivileged children in the Sarasota area.
3 p.m. Sunday; Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota; $15; 371-4974; uusarasota.org/duffyconcert