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How to be Irish in Philly this Week

How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

More live Irish tuneage this week, along with an opportunity to do good works for the environment. The Irish have diverse interests.

Check it out.

Friday, April 16

Jamison Celtic Rock takes the stage at the great sports bar, Nick’s Roast Beef, 4501 Woodhaven Road West in Northeast Philly. The show starts at 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 17

If you’re across the Delaware, join the Ancient Order of Hibernians Commodore John Barry Division 1 in National Park, N.J., for a big clean-up at Beach Hill, right along the river near the AOH clubhouse, the Fort Mercer Club. The cleanup begins at 9 a.m. The beach is littered with trash and debris, and the AOH plans on prettying things up. Meet at the Fort Mercer Club, 200 Columbia Boulevard in National Park. The more, the merrier, and a great cause.

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How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Enjoy live tunes and honor Philly’s Irish patriots this week—and mark your calendars for a special event coming up.

Here’s what’s on tap:

Friday, April 9

Jamison Celtic Rock—the full band—will take their show to Delco tonight, at Tom N Jerry’s Sports Pub, 1006 MacDade Boulevard in Folsom. Tunes start at 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 10

Celtic folkies No Irish Need Apply are back, playing Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub, 9241-43 Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philly, from 3 to 7 p.m. Great band, super venue.

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How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

It’s not a busy week, but—as has been the case recently—there are several chances to see and hear live music. And there’s more next weekend. So do take advantage.

Here’s what’s happening.

Friday, April 2

Round Tower makes an appearance at Hanrahan’s Irish Pub, 690 Burmont Road in Upper Darby, starting at 6 p.m. 

Jamison Celtic Rock front man Frank Daly and fiddler Alice Marie play at the Kensington Pub, 2116 East Tioga Street in Philly, starting at 8 p.m.

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How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

Between now and Easter Sunday, you’ll have a few opportunities for live Irish music. As always, pandemic precautions apply, but it’s nice to have a chance to hear your favorite tunes from local Irish artists. Give them a listen and support your local Irish pubs and eateries.

Saturday, March 27

John O’Callaghan plays an acoustic set at Curley’s Pub, 8929 Krewstown Road, just a few blocks from Bustleton and Grant. He starts at 3 p.m.

Singer, actor and performer Danny Murphy, with special guests Leanne McGroary, Keira Bauer and Isabella Box, appears at the Kelly Center, 4 East Eagle Road in Havertown, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  Online ticket sales close at 5 p.m. on the day of the show. You can also watch via live stream. All details and ticket info here.

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How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

St. Patrick’s Day is just past … but St. Patrick’s month is still here. The schedule isn’t as jam-packed as it was last week, but you can keep the celebration going.

Here’s what’s on.

Friday, March 19

Raymond Coleman, John McGillian and Tim Buchanan appear at Gaul & Co. Malthouse, 704 Huntingdon Pike in Rockledge, starting at 9 p.m.

Saturday, March 20

John Byrne and Maura Dwyer are scheduled to appear at Kelly Center, 4 East Eagle Road in Havertown, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door. Advance sales close 5 p.m. the day of the show. Details and tickets here.

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How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

This is the week Philadelphia’s Irish have been waiting for. There’s so much music on the agenda, you’ll never keep up. Although we invite you to try.

On the big day itself, there will be food and drink specials at most, if not all of the pubs and bars where our artists are performing—including our favorite St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, kegs and eggs. Try it, you’ll like it. And be sure to support our many Irish pubs and restaurants as best you can. Many of them have had a hard time of it. 

Here’s what’s happening in this very busy week to come.

Friday, March 12

Raymond Coleman takes the stage at the New Deck Tavern, 3408 Sansom Street in University City, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The Shantys are on tap at Marty Magee’s Beer Garden, 1110 Lincoln Avenue in Prospect Park, Delco. The show starts at 7 p.m.

You can see Frank Daly, Jamison Celtic Rock front man, and fiddler Alice Marie, from 8 to 11 p.m., at Kensington Pub, 2116 E Tioga Street in Philly.

Saturday, March 13

It’s a big day at Renault Winery, 72 North Bremen Avenue in Egg Harbor, N.J., starting at 11:30 a.m. Among the day’s events: Jimi Milligan Band, Fiddle Mix by Shelly B and South Philly String Band’s Irish Brigade. Outside, Irish bands, food, vendors and a lot more.

There are two pop-up performances by the McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance outdoors at Cardinal John Foley Regional Catholic School, 300 East Eagle Road in Havertown, at 2 and 3 p.m.

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How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly this Week

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. And although it won’t be the kind of St. Patrick’s Day we’re all used to, you can tell by all the events leading up to the day that it’s probably going to be better than you expected.

So here’s what’s coming up this week:

Friday, March 5

Seamus McGroary will be performing at Henry James Saloon, 577 Jamestown Avenue in Philly, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Neil Mac Thiarnáin and Moira Fanning return to the New Deck Tavern, 3408 Sansom Street in University, today at 6:30 p.m.

A bit later on, starting at 7 p.m., it’s Frank Daly of Jamison Celtic Rock in a solo act at Nick’s Roast Beef, 4501 Woodhaven Road West in Northeast Philadelphia. All CDC guidelines will be observed. (This’ll be the case for all the live events listed here.)

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How to Be Irish in Philly

How to Be Irish in Philly This Week

There are some more opportunities to hear live Irish music this weekend. In this time, it’s more important than ever to support our local musicians. You’ll also have an opportunity to help commemorate Bloody Sunday.

Here’s what’s up:

Friday, February 26

Irish Mike Jordan will perform at Henry James Saloon from 6 to 9 p.m. You’ll find the saloon at 577 Jamestown Avenue in Philadelphia.

Saturday, February 27

Frank Daly, of Jamison Celtic Rock, will be at the Mifflin Tavern, 1843 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

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