How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

It’s a short week, but we do try to keep you entertained and in the loop. And look at it this way … there’s at least one chance to get the heck out of your house. 

Here’s what’s on:

Friday, February 19

Jamison Celtic Rock front man Frank Daly holds forth at Gaul & Co. Malt House, 704 Huntingdon Pike in Rockledge. The show runs from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight.

Friday, February 26

The Irish American Business Chamber & Network is sponsoring a virtual Global CEO Roundtable, with Joan O’Shaughnessy, chair of Tourism Ireland. O’Shaughnessy joins a discussion with Madeline Bell, CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Liam Kelly, CEO of Teleflex Careers. Moderating will be Danny McCoy, CEO of IBEC. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. Details and registration here.

And looking ahead just a little bit:

Sunday, February 28

The Commodore John Barry Arts & Cultural Center (the Irish Center) plays host to the annual Bloody Sunday Mass, commemorating the January 30, 1972, Bogside Massacre in which 14 innocent people died, shot by British soldiers. The mass originally was scheduled for January 31. It starts at 3 p.m. The mass will be live streamed. Lizzie Hagerty Leitner will be the cantor, accompanied by Seamus McGroary. The Irish Center is at 6815 Emlen Street in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.

We’re also going to remind you that—even though parades are canceled all over the place—St. Patrick’s Day events of one kind or another are starting to pop up on our fabulous Irish Philadelphia Facebook page. This is in addition to online concerts and such that appear, often with just a day or two notice, so if you’re not on the page, you’ll miss them altogether. If you’re not a member, now would be a great time to join. 

That’s it for now. See you next time. Be safe.

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