How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

We’re baaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaack.

Hope you all had a nice Christmas and New Year. (And here’s hoping and praying for a better new year, while we’re at it, though we’re clearly off to an incredibly rough start.)

We have a bunch of Irish-ness lined up for you.

So here’s what’s on tap:

Saturday, January 9

Frank Daly, front man for Jamison Celtic Rock, and fiddler Alice Marie, take the stage at Haggerty’s Cafe, 2373 MacDade Boulevard in Holmes, starting at 7 p.m.

Sunday, January 10

And … catch them again at Mifflin Tavern, 1843 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, beginning at 1 p.m.

Tuesday, January 12

The Irish Diaspora Center hosts its genealogy group (virtually), starting at 11 a.m. This session’s guest is Emily Schmidt, author of “The Galvin Girls.” (Story about that here.) You can register for the presentation right here.

Thursday, January 14

The Irish American Business Chamber and Network kicks off the new year with its first Women in Leadership speaker series installment. Erin Zammett Ruddy, author of “The Little Book of Life Skills,” leads a virtual program called “Life Skills 2021: Empowerment, Improvement, Inspiration,” starting at 12 noon. Ruddy writes for “Glamour,” “Dr. Oz’s The Good Life,” “Redbook,” “Marie Claire,” “HGTV,” “InStyle,” “Fit Pregnancy & Baby,” “Self,” and other publications. Registration here.

Later on in the day, at 7 p.m. the Commodore John Barry Arts & Cultural Center presents a virtual screening of “The Heart of Camden,” a documentary about pioneering priest Monsignor Michael Doyle, narrated by Martin Sheen. To register for this Zoom presentation, fill out the info on this form.

Friday, January 15

Listen to Wee Neil and Moira at the New Deck Tavern, 3408 Sansom Street in University City, starting at 6 p.m. 

Looking ahead …

Monday, January 18

The Irish Diaspora Center offers a free legal clinic between 2:30 and 5 p.m., with qualified immigration lawyers on hand. More info here.

We’ll see you next time.‘Til then … please be safe.

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