Mick Moloney is bringing his friends, like accordion master Billy McComiskey, to Philly again this week for a special concert and lecture to appeal to those who trace their ancestry to the west of Ireland–and to Irish music lovers from anywhere.
For the 24th year in a row, Mick Moloney brought along some of his more talented musical friends to help raise money for St. Malachy School, an independent parish school in North Philadelphia. We have photos.
The 106th Mayo Ball is just one of more than a dozen Irish events this week, including a Mick Moloney concert, a visit by De Danaan, a couple of Irish comedy shows, and at least three plays. You’re going to need more vitamins.
The Delco Gaels Gaelic athletic organization is holding a “Dance Like a Star” event to raise money to send their kids to Chicago for the championships. They’re looking for a few volunteers to enter this DWTS-like dancing contest. Do you have game?
Kevin Burke and Cal Scott are just two of the top-notch traditional Irish musicians heading our way this week. BUA is flying in from Chicago too. And there’s plenty more going on. You’ll just have to read all about it.