How To Be Irish in Philly This Week
One of the most poignant annual events in Philadelphia’s Irish community is the Bloody Sunday Mass, which honors the 26 civil rights protesters, many in their teens, who were killed by British soldiers during a peaceful march through Derry’s Bogside neighborhood on January 30, 1972. The dead will be remembered on Sunday, January 27, at the Irish Center in Philadelphia’s Mt. Airy section. It’s sponsored by the Sons and Daughters of Derry, the County Derry association in Philadelphia.
There’s music aplenty around the region this week. Singer Oliver McElhone will be performing at Maloney’s Pub in Ardmore on Saturday night, while Blackthorn is rocking Ryan—that’s Archbishop Ryan High School, an annual fundraiser—in Philadelphia on Saturday night.
You can catch Jamison at Curran’s in the Tacony section of the city on Saturday night too.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 2. Writer Marita Krivdon Poxon, along with Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and longtime Irish Edition photographer Tom Keenan will be at the Irish Center to launch Poxon’s new book, Irish Philadelphia, an historical look at the role the Irish played in the city. McCaffrey wrote the intro to the book and Keenan helped with the photography.
For more information on these events, please check our calendar.