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MONDAY

Tonight’s Seven Nations show was moved from the Birchmere’s listening room to its band stand after a communique from Red Haggis, a renegade Strathspeyist faction, threatening to spike the club’s Guinness with malt vinegar unless adequate dance space were provided. OK, I made that up. Mostly. According to the Birchmere, fans called and asked that the concert be relocated because they wanna dance. Indeed, the Orlando-based five-piece inspires fits of footwork that would clear Shane MacGowan’s head. It’s Celtic rock that’s low on Celtic and high on rock—imagine the Spin Doctors with a fat bass, an occasional hit of bagpipes, and an endorsement contract from Dewar’s. Your call—head for the Highlands or dance on over and hear them, with opener Stephen Kellogg at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere, 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. $17.50. (703) 549-7500. (PMW)