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Getting Ready for Dancing Like a Star

Eight brave couples, all amateurs, are rehearsing for this year’s Delco Gael’s Dancing Like a Star fundraiser on February 19.

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

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.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

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.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week (And Beyond)

Snow may white out your weekend calendar, but there are some fun events coming up.

Celtic Thunder’s Emmet Cahill Encores at The Irish Center

The 25-year-old tenor will be debuting some songs from his new solo album.

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

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.

Michael Toner’s Next Act: Returning to the Stage After a Devastating Injury

The well-known character actor auditioned for the role of crotchety farmer Phil Hogan in O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” in March. He won it handily. Then, in June, he lost a leg in a hit-and-run accident. But Toner remained powerfully motivated to play that role. Starting next week, he will.

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

Lots of music this week, from Jamison, Slainte, and session musicians at AOH Notre Dame Division 1 and the new pub on the block. The Dubliner on the Delaware in New Hope.