Three cool things in the First State

1. Only a few bands can be counted as one of the most influential in the history of traditional Irish music, and Lúnasa is one of them.

Lúnasa celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2017. They’re named after an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh.

The band’s résumé includes selling more than a quarter of a million records and performing more than 2,000 shows in high-profile venues across 36 countries.

Lúnasa will headline The Grand, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington at 8 p.m., Friday. COST $26 to $31. INFO thegrandwilmington.org or (800) 37-GRAND.

2. First State Symphonic Band is on a mission to present its 40th Christmas concert under the direction of Jonathan Wittman. The band strives to provide musical educational experiences to the public through the performance of high-quality concerts.

The performance is at the Smyrna Opera House, 7 W. South St., Smyrna at 7 p.m., Saturday. COST $8 to $16. INFO smyrnaoperahouse.org or 653-4236

3. Eric Scott has quite the musical passport.

As a touring bassist and vocalist, Scott gigged on numerous stages throughout Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and the entire United States.

He’s three solo records under his belt: “Divine Static,” “Let’s Hear it for the Fools” and “Red.”

Growing up, he was inspired by a variety of acts including Black Sabbath, Rush, AC/DC and the Ramones to Marvin Gaye, Nat King Cole and Elton John.

The Eric Scott Trio will hit the stage at Bethany Blues Lewes, 18385 Coastal Highway, Lewes at 8:30 p.m., Saturday. COST free. INFO bethanyblues.com or 644-2500