BOSTON — Travelers at Boston’s Logan International Airport got an early taste of St. Patrick’s Day when the Dropkick Murphys staged an impromptu performance.

The band, en route to Ireland for a tour, set up in international Terminal E and let it rip.

WBZ-TV reports the band played a rousing rendition of its hit, “I’m Shipping up to Boston,” altering the lyrics to “I’m Shipping up to Dublin.”

The Dropkick Murphys had played earlier in the evening at Boston’s House of Blues. They are in Ireland for a “Celtic Punk Invasion Tour.”

– From news service reports