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Music to Their Ears

The Philadelphia Ceili Group cashes in on its first crowd-funding effort, well exceeding a $4,000 goal—and providing a great head start to the group’s music festival in September.

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Paddy Keenan

How To Be Irish in Philly This Week

Legendary piper Paddy Keenan will be holding workshops for budding whistle, flute and uillean pipers this week (and giving a concert too). Several ceremonies this week will remember lost loved ones and the Irish fight for independence.

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Philadelphia’s New Rose of Tralee Selected

Maria Walsh, who is studio manager at Anthropologie, the fashion house at the Navy Yard, will be competing in May in Ireland–which is where she was raised.

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How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Are you ready for some football? And hurling? College teams descend on Philly on Saturday bringing nonstop Gaelic sports action. On Monday, three top Irish trad musicians bring their tunes to West Chester. There’s a special visit from a Saw Doctor and a Water Boy later in the week, and plenty of events in between.

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How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

A new Philly Rose of Tralee will be chosen at a gala this week; a documentary on a controversial shooting of 10 people in West Belfast is scheduled for a free viewing at The Irish Center, and it’s Gaelic sports, college-style, coming next weekend to Drexel Hill.

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Social Media Reunites Cousins

Chance encounters on social media outlets, including Facebook, helped the Murphy family of County Kerry find one another. Irish radio host Marianne MacDonald recently brought some of her long-lost clan together at the Irish Center.

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Grab Your Blankets! The Fleadh is Coming Back!

The Philadelphia Fleadh is bringing 15 bands and an Irish dance competition to Pennypack Park on May 3.

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Mother-Daughter Tea Leads Up to the Rose of Tralee Selection

A new Philadelphia Rose of Tralee will be chosen on April 11. One of the 2013 Rose’s last official acts was presiding over a lovely mother-daughter tea last weekend in Radnor.

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