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The GamblerNun Fun

The hills are alive with the sound of music!

Deadwood’s own "singing nuns" don their habits every St. Patrick’s Day to entertain crowds that head to Callahan’s Bar in the Historic Franklin Hotel for the biggest party in the Northern Black Hills.

The ladies are purported to be not quite what they seem, and after watching the show, you may agree.

Each performance begins with a very sedate group of properly attired "nuns" singing (lip synch) a very mellow song and then, watch out! The habits come off and the music amps up.

Not only do the "singing nuns" do a fabulous job, there is always a bit of hilarity thrown in to put the St. Paddy’s crowd into the right frame of mind.

A new show is choreographed and managed each year by one or two of the "nuns." The entire group deserves a round of applause, not just for the fun they add to St. Patrick’s Day, but also for their "good works."

The talented women select a different charity each year to benefit from the fruit of their labors (so to speak).

The hat is passed at the conclusion of each show and all monies collected are donated to a selected charity. Recipients in the past have included such worthy programs as Teen Court and the Northern Hills CASA.

Along with the "nun fun," St. Patrick’s weekend visitors will be treated to one of Deadwood’s best parades, green beer specials and a host of complimentary food.

So, if you’re looking for a little bit of fun and deviltry on March 17, head for the hills and the sound of music!

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