Plenty of tunes and two big fund-raisers to get you into the Irish spirit this week.
Let’s get right down to it.
Saturday, February 15.
For all you Survivor fans, here’s your opportunity to meet and greet the show’s Janet Carbin at The Hearth, 1901 Darby Road in Havertown. (We’ve been to The Hearth. You must go.) Janet is a local. You can join her for breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. She’ll sign autographs and share her experiences on this long-running show. Reserve your table by calling 484-454-3176.
Sunday, February 16
Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 87 hosts its annual fundraiser at the hall at St. George, Venango and Edgemont in Port Richmond, starting at 2 p.m. The Shantys and the Natterjacks will be on hand to provide the music.
Cost of admission is $35, which includes live entertainment, kielbasa, roast beef, meatballs, salad and dessert.
BYO beer and booze.
Soft drinks will be available, and domestic can beer for $1.
You don’t need to be a division member. The event is open to everyone.
Thursday, February 20
The Green Willow Folk Club presents HighTime, a superbly harmonious musical trio from Connemara—you can’t get more Irish than that—at Blue Ball Barn, 1914 West Park Drive in Wilmington. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. HighTime combines Irish music with modern folk influences, and they’re renowned for their intricate three-part vocal harmonies and displays of step dance.
Also in Wilmington Thursday night … it’s Gaelic Storm at Copeland Hall, 818 North Market Street. The show starts at 8 p.m. You’ll remember them from the rollicking “Irish Party in Third Class” scene in the film “Titanic.” They’ve been around about 20 years. Not bad for a group that started out as a pub band in Santa Monica. They’ve a new release, “Matching Sweaters,” combining Irish and modern influences. Expect to hear some of that.
Friday, February 21
One of the biggest and most fun events of the Irish Philly year … the Delco Gaels present season 9 of “Dancing Like a Star” at Springfield Country Club, 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield Delco. Sixteen dancers are in the competition. Starts at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket price includes admission to the event and a buffet dinner.
That’s all for now! See you next week.