A Brief History of Irish Music is more of a concert with banter than a play about the history of Irish music. Which is good, because the music is much more interesting. Featuring The Dregs, a local folk band known for singing at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, the show is an excuse to hear some toe-tapping music. The players gently take umbrage at the tendency to stereotype the Irish as drunks or depressives and then proceed to sing a lot of songs about drunk depressed Irish. It’s all played for laughs. Towards the end of the show the audience gets to sing along. A fun time at the New Century Theatre.