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Published: 2011/03/18

Furthur’s St. Patrick’s Day Surprise

Photo by Dino Perrucci

Furthur performed at Fairfax, VA’s George Mason University Patriot Center last night. The show fell on St. Patrick’s Day and the members of Furthur surprised the crowd by delivering their first take on the traditional Irish song “Whiskey in the Jar.” Jerry Garcia and David Grisman recorded a version of the song for their Shady Grove album and the Grateful Dead released a 1993 rehearsal of the song as part of the So Many Roads box set. Though part of the Dead family canon, The Grateful Dead never performed the song live. Furthur will perform at Upper Darby, PA’s Tower Theater tonight.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via

Thursday, March 17, George Mason University Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA

Set 1

New Minglewood Blues
Whiskey in a Jar
Dire Wolf
Two Djinn
Pride of Cucamonga

Set 2

Weather Report Suite Prelude> Suite 1>
Let it Grow
Fire on the Mountain>
Cumberland Blues
Throwing Stones
Terrapin Suite
Standing on the Moon
Feelin Alright

E: Liberty

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