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The Saw Doctors bring Irish rock to the Wolf Den

Published February 28. 2013 4:00AM
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The Saw Doctors are, left to right, Dave Carton, Leo Moran, Jim Higgins, and Pearse Doherty.

It's always interesting and curious when a band or artist is just huge in one country or region - but doesn't particularly resonate everywhere else.

And while The Saw Doctors have enjoyed a certain amount of global recognition and success, they're stunningly popular in their native Ireland. Part of the recipe is that the rock band utilizes a great deal of indigenous instrumentation and ancestral song structures. But, as with their quasi-mentors The Waterboys, they're also innately great at crafting driving and hooky rock.

If you're a fan, you get it. If you've never seen them, take a trip Friday to the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, where The Saw Doctors are performing behind their latest CD, a compilation called "25:25." Absorb the greatness.

- RICK KOSTER

The Saw Doctors,

8 p.m. Friday, Mohegan Sun Wolf Den; free; 1-888-664-3426, mohegansun.com.

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