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Caitriona O’Leary Brings “The Wexford Carols” to a New Audience in All Their Original Glory

“The Wexford Carols” convey a particular meaning and spirit of the Irish Christmas season, and Caitriona O’Leary, along with Tom Jones, Rosanne Cash and Rhiannon Giddens, brings new depth and beauty to the original poems—by returning them to their original music.

Early Irish History in Stories, Song and Poetry

Well-known local Irish musician Gerry Timlin takes a brief break from his busy performance schedule to run a six-week seminar series in a great classroom—an Irish pub. Sign up soon. Tickets are going fast.

Celebrating with the Irish Immigration Center

They set up the bar, set out the the food, and pushed all the furniture out...

Ho-Ho-How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

If you haven’t been invited to any Christmas parties, there are several on this list you can choose from. And don’t forget the annual Comhaltas Wren Party, a traditional Irish event on St. Stephen’s Day (December 26) at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glenside. Wear your Wren hat!

Happy Christmas, A Poem in Rhymed Couplets

Do you know how hard it is to find a word to rhyme with Comhaltas? Even when you know how to pronounce it? A little gift from us to you.

A Holly, Jolly Christmas with The Rose of Tralee

Who wouldn’t want to party with Maria Walsh, Philadelphia’s own International Rose of Tralee AND Santa! The Saturday Club in Wayne was rocking the Christmas spirit this past Sunday.

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Cahal Dunne returns to the Irish Center, Cherish the Ladies is in Lancaster, and there’s a Christmas party going on that will help benefit a young man left paralyzed in a robbery. You’re invited.

It’s Irish Christmas in Philadelphia

Enjoy the spirit of the season through our photos of some special Christmas events this week.