How To Be Irish in Philly This Week
e-ryan/” rel=”attachment wp-att-7643″>
Incredible weekend ahead!
Clannad, the family band that was formed in Gweedore, County Donegal, in 1970—Moya Brennan is their voice—will be appearing at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside on Saturday night.
And FullSet, a brand new ensemble—named “new group of the year” at the 2012 Live Ireland Music Awards—is at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
As they say on the late-night infomercials, “but wait, there’s more!”
Timlin and Kane are playing at St. James Pub in Bethlehem on Saturday night.
On Sunday, catch the wonderful little Irish movie, “Once,” that won its stars an Oscar for best movie theme (“Falling Slowly”) at Villanova’s Connelly Center Cinema. Look for our friend, Fergus O’Farrell singing his song, “Gold,” during the session scene.
On Wednesday, Cathie Ryan of Cherish the Ladies will be performing tunes from her new CD, “Through Wind and Rain,” at the Tin Angel. Marianne MacDonald of WTMR 800FM’s Irish music show, “Come West Along the Road,” interviewed Cathie last week and played some cuts. Cathie’s voice will pierce your heart.
On Wednesday, the Brehon Society is starting a three-day symposium on doing business in the US and Ireland. Registration closes on Monday, October 8, so get your dibs in quick. Tickets are available for breakfast with Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia at 8 AM on Friday. Contact Siobhan Lyons at 267-702-5771 for details.
Another plug for our self-service calendar—you can put your own events right on there without any interaction with a human whatsoever by clicking on the Irish Events Listing in the orange bar at the top of our home page and following directions. We’re frequently not home, so we leave the door open for you, our friends to let us know what you’re doing. Don’t make us come after you.