Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Girsa Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

The women of Girsa have known each other since they were very young, growing up participating in Irish music and dance in their community of Pearl River, N.Y. Most of them come from musical families, with their parents having learned Irish traditional music from such greats as Martin Mulvihill, Maureen Glynn Connelly and Pete Kelly. Some of their parents and their lifelong friends carry on this great tradition by teaching music in the community.

They loved playing together so much that they started their own band. Girsa means “young girls” in Gaelic.

Tickets are $15. Next up at the Centre is Canadian singer/songwriter Lennie Gallant Thursday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m. ($20). For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.