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Poitin, 'The Band from County Fargo,' wowed the crowd at the Speak Easy Saturday with their brand of Irish and Celtic music. Detroit Lakes High School graduate Mike Haney (at center) plays the mandolin for the five-member band, which performs two or three times a month at Dempsey’s Public House in Fargo.. Photo by Ted Fiskevold

‘Band from County Fargo’ draws big crowd

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By Ted Fiskevold

The Humane Society of the Lakes Spring Fund Raiser drew a full house at the Speak Easy Restaurant last Saturday night due largely to the lure of Irish and Celtic jigs, reels, marches and ballads performed by Poitin “The Band from County Fargo.”


“This is the seventh year in a row that we have performed at this LCHS spring event,” announced Poitin front man Jim Haney.

“Poitin means whiskey in Ireland.”

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