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
Iona Session – Monday September 21st – 8-11pm ! Get it while he’s hot – last chance to enjoy the triple threat multi-instrumental (Pipes, Whistle, Fiddle, Guitar) talents of Andrew Coileáin Sharp before he sets off for 2 months of touring with The Young Wolfe Tones.
Sunday night 20th at 8pm – we’re excited to welcome DAIMH to NYC – they’re playing the Rockwood Music Hall on the Bowery with Hannah Read.
New Iona season starts next Monday September 14th – this year co- hosted by Karen Brown and Matt Diaz, with special guest leaders announced weekly. First up is Mr Calum Pasqua with his new 18C fiddle – watch where you sit down! New time 8pm-11pm to fit in with more people’s schedules. Iona CD has arrived and on sale in the bar. We have a dropbox and a tunelist if you’re interested in getting in on some Scottish pipes and fiddle action. Hoping to see some of the new faces we met over the summer at Boston Harbor, Catskill Irish Arts and Acadia Trad Schools. Pipers welcome.
‘The bees, rejoicing o’er their summer toils,
Unnumber’d buds an’ flow’rs’ delicious spoils’
Join us next Monday June 22nd for the inaugural MIDSUMMER BURNS NIGHT at Iona. It’s all about the thrumming, free wheelin’, summer-lovin’ poetry and songs of the Bard, so we’ll be singing, declaiming, bagpiping, and raging around in our cutty sarks, dressing droddums and kissing barefit carlins. From 8pm at Iona, 180 Grand St, Brooklyn 11211.
A great cast of characters will be in attendance – Glenfiddich Champion fiddler, Calum Pasqua, Young Wolfetone Andrew Sharp, piper JR Strauss, Burns Scholar, Professor Thomas Keith and the Iona session band. Our Friends at Laphroaig will be offering tastes of their fine whiskies and there will be specials on Belhaven Ale and Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer!
June dates – 1st and 8th Andrew Forbes (he’s off to be a traveling minstrel for the summer), 15th Amy Beshara, 22nd Andrew Coileáin Sharp, Calum Michael and JR Strauss for the Midsummer Burns along with Thomas Keith as MC of Poetry. CD is being manufactured and should be available for the 22nd, though we’ll wait for the CD release party til later in the year.
Come down this evening for some fiddle and song excitement at the Iona Scottish Session. This coming Weds, join us at Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas’s show at Subculture in Manhattan! Tickets