The Mayo Ball is Saturday night. You might want to get your tux out of storage. There’s a ceili on Sunday, a fundraiser that honors a late businessman and Irish community leader, and some Celtic rock happening around the town.
Mick Moloney is bringing some old BFFs and some new friends to his annual concert at St. Malachy’s Church in North Philadelphia on Sunday. Looking ahead: the Mayo Ball in about a week!
Hear ghostly Celtic stories from beyond the grave later this week at the Irish Center. There’s also a Halloween bash to raise money for the Philly St. Patrick’s Day parade, and a host of Irish musicians to set your toes tapping.
Irish fiddler John Carty is making several stops in the area this week. The Cavan Ball kicks off the county society’s Ball season on Saturday. Irish step dancers from colleges around the country are competing in Villanova this week too. And there are loads more ways to be Irish.
Tyrone native and local music legend Kevin McGillian will be honored on Saturday with a lifetime achievement award from the Comhaltas of the Delaware Valley. Also this week: Visits from top trad performers Eileen Ivers, Oisin MacDiarmada, The Gloaming, and rockers the Young Dubliners. And there’s more.
The annual Irish Center Gathering comes along this Sunday to give you basic training in how to be Irish. It’s a day full of music, dance, food and fun. Later in the week, Sharon Shannon and the John Byrne Band at the Tin Angel.