How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Between now and Easter Sunday, you’ll have a few opportunities for live Irish music. As always, pandemic precautions apply, but it’s nice to have a chance to hear your favorite tunes from local Irish artists. Give them a listen and support your local Irish pubs and eateries.

Saturday, March 27

John O’Callaghan plays an acoustic set at Curley’s Pub, 8929 Krewstown Road, just a few blocks from Bustleton and Grant. He starts at 3 p.m.

Singer, actor and performer Danny Murphy, with special guests Leanne McGroary, Keira Bauer and Isabella Box, appears at the Kelly Center, 4 East Eagle Road in Havertown, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  Online ticket sales close at 5 p.m. on the day of the show. You can also watch via live stream. All details and ticket info here.

Jamison Celtic Rock’s Frank Daly and fiddler Alice Marie are on the bill at Haggerty’s Café, 2373 MacDade Boulevard, in Holmes, Delco, starting at 7 p.m., following Shaun Durnin. 

Sunday, March 28

Catch fiddler CJ Mills, accompanied by Kevin O’Shea, at Mifflin Tavern, from 3 to 7 p.m. You’ll find the Mifflin Tavern at 1843 South 2nd Street in Philly.

And fiddler Alice Marie pops up on the same day at Bernie’s Restaurant & Bar, 391 Highland Avenue in Glenside, at 12 noon.

Looking ahead …

Jamison—the full band—is coming to Sweeney’s Philly next Saturday at 7 p.m. Sweeney’s is at 13639 Philmont Avenue. 

The Shantys will begin their spring tour April 11 at the Fainting Goat in Delco. There are several more engagements through May, including a big Memorial Day bash, also featuring the Bogside Rogues and No Irish Need Apply. We’ll have details to come. Stay tuned.That’s it for now. Get out there and be Irish. And stay safe.

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