How To Be Irish in Philly This Week
It’s another great festival weekend. The 16th annual Celtic Day takes place in scenic Bristol Borough, right on the Delaware on Sunday. And in Manheim, site of the Renaissance Fair, it’s the annual Celtic Fling and Highland Games the entire weekend.
Or, if you like your festivals smaller, try Timlin & Kane who will be appearing at Catherine Rooney’s Irish Pub on Friday night in Wilmington. They’re always a party.
On Saturday night, George Donaldson of Celtic Thunder makes an appearance at the Plough and the Stars in Philadelphia. Great venue for music—and food. And he is seriously cute.
Catch more Gaelic football action at Cardinal Dougherty High School field at 6301 2nd Street in Philadelphia, just over the border from Cheltenham. And join the GAA for its fundraising golf outing on Monday at Bellewood Country Club in Pottstown. Have breakfast at Con Murphy’s Pub on the Parkway in Philly, then take the bus that’s been provided for transportation to and from the course at Tir Na Nog, a few blocks from Con Murphy’s at 16th and Arch. The money raised from the event will go to finish the new Philadelphia Gaelic Athletic Association fields in Limerick, PA.
A different kind of Celtic music on Tuesday: IONA, a folk-progressive rock band that takes its name from a small island off the west coast of Scotland.
Next Saturday, catch the Seven Rings Band at Catherine Rooney’s in Wilmington as part of the pub’s summer live music series. And next Sunday, more GAA excitement, including the McCartan Cup match-up.
Also on Sunday, July 1, Frank Daly of Jamison and some of his more musical friends will be performing at Kildare’s Manayunk to raise money for Project Children, an organization that brings children from Northern Ireland to the US for a respite. This particular fundraiser is to help one host family come up with extra airfare for the child to come with them on a pre-planned family vacation to Disney in July. Project Children had a tough time coming up with host families this year, and this family jumped in at the last minute to help out.
Don’t forget to check back with our calendar during the week to see what new events the procrastinators have put up. And a special shout-out to Larry White for volunteer proof-reading!