Iona tonight! Monday November 17th – tunes from 9pm



Come and give that bow (or chanter) a workout tonight at Iona , 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn  from 9pm.  Musicians welcome.

Piper Will Woodson hosts Monday October 27th


This coming Monday 27th October, we’re pleased to welcome back to Brooklyn our old mucker and A- Number 1 piper Will Woodson. Excited to play all the tunes we learned from him. Definitely a night for the  tape recorder.

Iona is at 180 Grand Street, at Bedford in Williamsburg Brooklyn on the L, M and G trains.

Lilly Pearlman leads Iona Monday 20th October Alba’s Edge play Cafe Vivaldi, NYC Sunday 19th

Albas Edge
Alba’s Edge play Cafe Vivaldi Sunday 19th October and  Lilly Pearlman will lead the Iona session on Monday 20th.
ALBA’S EDGE GIG – On Sunday 19th October in NYC downtown our  pals from Portland, Maine Lilly and Neil Pearlman bring their Scottish trad/afro cuban/jazz influenced band, Alba’s Edge to Gotham City to play Cafe Vivaldi in the Village from 8pm. Lilly and Neil (children of Scottish fiddler Ed Pearlman) are amazing musicians, and this show will be a stonker. Get there early if you want a seat then come and play some tunes with Alba’s fiddler Lilly at Iona on Monday night from 9pm

New York Trad Fest October 13th – 19th 2014 Alasdair White leads Iona and performs at Connolly’s Klub 45


We had a great night last night at Iona as part of NY Trad Week with our special guest Alasdair White welcoming a stellar crop of fiddlers. Alasdair will represent Scottish music on Saturday October 18th  at the Connolly’s NY trad fest gig.There’s more action all week long around the city for the fest. Tonight Tuesday 14th October – Liz Hanley leads the Dempsey’s Session. Wednesday 15th, Joanie Madden is at Swift’s with Tony DeMarco, then Saturday night October 18th the big gala gig  is at Connolly’s Klub 45 in Manhattan with a great roster of amazing Irish, Old Time, Scottish and Klezmer talent plus dancing, yodeling and singing!  Tickets for Connolly’s Klub . Followed on the Sunday 19th by the finale of New York Trad Fest at the Irish Arts Center. Featuring Brooklyn-born fiddler Tony Demarco, traditional and original folk duet Murphy Beds, American fiddler Kenny Kosek, Irish-American flute and whistle player Joanie Madden, American fiddler Eileen Ivers, American five-string banjo player Tony Trischka, and more, the evening is sure to live long in the memory. Tickets for Irish Arts.

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Session tonight – Monday 6th October – start of live recordings at Iona next Monday 13th


Tonight! Monday 6th October – Iona Scottish Session – we’re starting up the live recordings next week, so time to air that 19 strathspey, 700 reel set you’ve been polishing.  180 Grand Street Brooklyn from 9pm – L, G and M trains

Tonight Monday 29th September, Iona Session from 9pm

Iona Burns Night 2

This Monday and all the Mondays join us for Scottish tunes at Iona, 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn from 9pm

Thursday September 18th – The Day has come. Scottish Referendum results party tonight at Iona

Come and join us at Iona tonight for a Scottish Referendum results party at Iona!  All night long. Yes Scotland #letsdothis #voteyes

Iona Burns Night 4

New 2014-15 season kicks off – Iona session is back Monday September 8th

Summer travels are done….Come down and see us at Iona, we’ve been everywhere man! Tunes ahoy this coming Monday 8th September at Iona bar 180 Grand St Brooklyn with the whole crew.Iona Burns Night 2

We made our Kickstarter! Last Session of the Season Party on Monday 30th to celebrate led by Amy Beshara and Max Carmichael


Thanks to all our supporters and especially to the bar – Robbie, Victor, J and Miguel – we made it – Kickstarter came in during the session last Monday.  Join us this coming Monday for the last session before we break for the summer led by the wondrously talented Amy Beshara accompanied by Max Carmichael on guitar.   We’re planning to make the album over  summer and debut it when the session returns to Iona after Labor Day!  Still time to contribute!  Links below :



Here’s the  campaign on Kickstarter .


World Cup games for June 30th  : Germany vs Algeria 4pm

Iona is at :

180 Grand Street at Bedford Ave

Brooklyn, NY

L, M and G trains

Battlefield Band fiddler, Alasdair White hosts Iona on Memorial Day , Monday 26th May from 8.30pm


Join us on Memorial Day, Monday 26th May, for a start of summer music celebration hosted by fiddler Ali White, with special guest pipers playing uilleann, borders and Scottish small pipes. Tunes start around 9pm.


180 Grand Street at Bedford Ave


L, M and G trains


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