Leo and Anto of the Saw Doctors and Waterboys are in town all weekend, with the John Byrne Band. Also this week: Celtic music from Canada and awards presentations for the Philly St. Patrick’s Day Parade winners. And more.
Scythian and Blackthorn are doing fundraisers, two fine Irish singers are coming to the stage at the Irish Center, and there’s Irish bingo this week! Not to mention two plays, painting fundraisers, and a Gaelic for beginners class.
Gerry Timlin is doing a one-man show in Ambler, part of a big music week in Irish Philadelphia. Two of the top harpers in the world one of the finest uillean pipers are in town. Blackthorn and Scythian are doing fundraisers. There’s also a Mass in Havertown celebrating Irish heritage. And lots, lots more.
Two parades–Conshohocken and Mt. Holly–close out St. Patrick’s season with a bang this weekend. Dr. Maureen Murphy will be talking about her book about a Quaker’s involvement in the Irish starvation at Villanova. And The Elders will be in Sellersville later in the week. It’s still rocking!
Tonny Kenny brings his Irish Celebration to Upper Darby this weekend. Also on tap: an honor for a Belfast psychiatric nurse and activist; a visit by a top trad performer to a local session; and Martin and Hayes, fresh from a big trad music win, appear at two venues in the region.