Cahal Dunne returns to the Irish Center, Cherish the Ladies is in Lancaster, and there’s a Christmas party going on that will help benefit a young man left paralyzed in a robbery. You’re invited.
Your “bah humbug” attitude doesn’t have a chance this week. There are nine Irish Christmas events on the calendar to help you get into the spirit of the season with a Celtic flare.
It being Thanksgiving weekend, downtown Philadelphia is alive with the sound of Irish music. The Mid-Atlantic Oireachtas (o-rock-tas), the regional Irish dance championships, draws dancers from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware to Philly each year for three days of hard-fought competition. It’s fun to watch even if you don’t have a dancer competing. Actually, I think it’s more fun if you...
There’s an Irish festival in Lancaster that features the John Bryne Band, a fundraiser for the FOP Survivors’ Fund at The Irish Pub, performances by Enter the Haggis, Barleyjuice, Birmingham Six, Jamison, Slainte, and a new play from the Pulitzer Prize winner, John Patrick Shanley.
Former Cherish the Ladies fiddler Rose Conway Flanagan will be joined by Laura Byrne and Dylan Foley at a house concert Saturday night. There’s dancing at McGillicuddy’s, an Irish genealogy session, and an AOH oldies night this week. And more!
This week, events that honor veterans, raise money for needy families, focus on Celtic spirituality, and Irish immigration dominate the calendar–along with lots and lots of music. It’s a full week.