Bill McLaughlin, founder of the Irish American Business Chamber and Network, is one of several local leaders who will be honored by the organization this week. No Irish Need Apply, Jamison, Slainte, John Byrne and Seamus Kelleher are out and about making music. On the way: a big parade fundraiser.
There’s a huge festival in Valley Forge this weekend, Black 47’s Larry Kirwan will be singing and talking about 1916, and eight couples will be “Dancing Like a Star” to benefit the Delco Gaels. And there’s a whole lot of music in between.
The annual Mid-Winter Scottish Irish Festival in Valley Forge starts on Friday with a huge lineup of bands for every musical taste. Jamison headlines a fundraiser this week for Archbishop Ryan High School, and three top notch singers will be raising money on Sunday for the “Come West Along the Road” Irish radio show. And Celtic Thunder’s Emmet Cahill will be back at The Irish Center on Monday.
Solas is bringing its 20th anniversary show to World Cafe Live this week. And the Celtic Supporters are coming–it’s their annual weekend to celebrate the Glasgow Celtics. The annual Celtic Spring concert takes place at Sacred Heart Church in Camden. And the Derry Society will be remembering those who lost their lives on “Bloody Sunday” 44 years ago at a Mass at the Irish Center.
Snow may white out your weekend calendar, but there are some fun events coming up.
Two young Irish trad players, Dylan Foley and Dan Gurney, will be on stage in Coateville this weekend. There’s also a Harry Potter quiz night organized by the Notre Dame Ladies Football Club (farewell, Snape!) and a shepherd’s pie cook-off coming up on Sunday. Mmmm.