Spring Line-up for Monday Night Session at Iona


Spring is on the way, so join us  for the Iona Scottish Session.  Next week February 15th the incredible flute and whistle player Kevin Crawford is in the house, and a stellar lineup is booked for the next six weeks.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street in Brooklyn, on the L train and along with great music, the bar has food, fantastic beer and a heated garden.

The Iona Session CD ‘Island Wild’ is now available to listen and purchase


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January – Amy Beshara January 18th – Burns night January 25th

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January at Iona – Monday Jan 18th – fab fiddler Amy Beshara will be our special guest from 9pm, Monday Jan 25th the Iona Big Burns night from 8pm, falling on the bard’s actual b’day , with Calum Pasqua and Andrew Forbes in charge of the band, Robert Buchan MC’ing and toasts and songs from gentle persons Pamela Jean Agaloos and J.R. Strauss. Great drink specials and $10 Laphroaig.  What could be better.



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Playing through the holidays at Iona – Andrew Forbes December 21st, Calum Pasqua December 28th



We’ll be keeping going through the holiday season on Monday nights at Iona for some extra Scottish sparkle.  This coming Monday December 21st we have the fine piper Andrew Forbes at the helm, and the following week Monday December 28th, Glenfiddich champion fiddler and man of a thousand fiddles, Mr Calum Pasqua.  Come down for  beer, cheer and chunes on Monday nights from 9pm.  We welcome all musical refugees and visiting dignitaries.

Iona is at 180 Grand Street Brooklyn at Bedford Ave.  Train is the L to Bedford Ave.


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Monday December 14th – Fiddler Amy Beshara leads Iona


Join us this coming Monday December 14th from 9pm at Iona 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY  (L train to Bedford Ave) for the session this week led by the ringing strings of Miss Amy Beshara.

Andrew Forbes leads Iona, Monday November 23rd


Get your piper on, this Monday November 23rd at Iona, 180 Grand St, Brooklyn – session from 9pm

Monday 9th November – Fiddler Calum Pasqua hosts Iona- tunes from 9pm


Calling all NY Trad Festers and Fiddle Hellions, ONE MORE NIGHT ! Tonight Monday 9th at Iona, top fiddle gent Calum Pasqua will be in to complete his Trad Week sandwich. Sleep’s for the weak.


180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY 11211

November 2nd – Calum Pasqua leads the Iona Session for NY Trad Fest Week


Tonight, November 2nd at Iona – we’re pleased to have top fiddle man Calum Pasqua leading tonight as part of Tony Demarco’s NY TradFEST – tunes from 9pm. Check out the great acts playing around the city this week at TradFEST and get your tickets http://www.newyorktradfest.org/events2015.html



Jalopy audienceJalopyIonaCome join us to celebrate the release of ‘Island Wild’ the Iona Scottish Session CD at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. We’ve invited our friends from some of the great traditional music sessions of New York to perform and then play for called Contra, Scottish and Irish dancing and invite YOU to come down for top night of performance and dancing to live music. No experience required – all the dances will be demonstrated.

A ceilidh is a grow-your-own night of music, singing, dancing and general merriment with fun intensified by liberal gargles of warming libations. Ours will have performance sets from representatives of some of the great NY sessions, and then dancing, with the performers forming the dance band. Mary Abdill is dance instructor and caller, and Glenfiddich champion fiddler,  Calum Pasqua will lead the band.


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All Ireland Fiddle Champ Jake James leads Iona – Monday October 5th 9pm


Join us tonight for the fab flying fiddle fingers of Jake James, All Ireland Fiddle Champ.  Tunes from 9pm.


180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY 11211

Monday September 28th – Max Carmichael leads Iona – 8.30pm


Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Max Carmichael leads Iona tonight on guitar, low whistle, flute, bazouki and whatever else he can cram onto the table. Aided and abetted by  pipes, fiddles and cheer – see you there tonight from 8.30pm


180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY 11211


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