The Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band has been a fixture in the Irish community for years. Pipe Major Emeritus Joe Tobin has been around for most of them. Here’s a look at this year’s Commodore Barry Award at the Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame Dinner.
The Irish Immigration Center of Philadelphia filled the ballroom of the Paxon Hollow Golf Club in Broomall last Friday night with their Lip Sync Challenge. We have photos and video!
Dozens crowed into the MacSwiney Club to honor a man who’s been a staple of ceilis in the Philadelphia area for more than 50 years.
The Mick Moloney and Friends concert that raises money for this mission school in North Philadelphia is set for November 1. It’s dedicated this year to the late Sister Cecile Anne Reiley, SSJ, who helped organize it, and honors her friends Eileen and Gene Troxell who are longtime supporters of the parish and school.
Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame President Kathy McGee Burns writes about her friend, Mary Frances Fogg–known as “Frassee”–who is a member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee and tireless promoter of all things Irish in Philadelphia.
The McGroarys –brothers Raymond and Seamus, and their 17-yearold niece Leanne–make their debut together at the Irish Center On Sunday.