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

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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 :

 

IONA SESSION RECORDING PROJECT

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

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

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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.

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180 Grand Street at Bedford Ave

Brooklyn

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Battlefield Band fiddler Alasdair White leads Monday 19th May from 8.30pm

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Fresh off the plane, Mr Alasdair White will lead on Monday 16th, from 8.30pm – come on down for a night a rockin’ West Highland fiddle fantastic-ness.

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180 Grand Street at Bedford

Brooklyn

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Amy Beshara, Max Carmichael and Andrew Forbes host Iona – Monday May 12th

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Tonight Monday May 12! Sweet spring blossoms fill the air in the Iona garden-and inside there’s thai curry pies, bagpipes, beer and tunes! What could be better than a co-hosting conflagration of red hot Scottish/Cape Breton goodness with Amy Beshara fiddle, Max Carmichael guitar and Andrew Forbes pipes. Smokin’!

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180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY

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Battlefield Band fiddler, Alasdair White hosts Iona Monday May 5th

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We’re pleased to welcome back our Hebridean fiddle guru, Alasdair White, to lead the session on Monday night, May 5th.  A week of excitement with all the Alasdairs !  Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas , followed by regular tunes with Alasdair  White at the session – doesn’t get much better than that!

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180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY

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Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas play Subculture in Manhattan – Weds April 30th – 7.30pm- tunes afterwards at The Scratcher from 10pm

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We’re excited to welcome to NYC for a rare Manhatty gig, the creme de la creme  New World Scottish fiddle duo, Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. Alasdair’s fiddle playing is legendary, and his education efforts at music camps around the world have created a new generation of musically present  fiddlers – encouraging them not just to learn tunes and play them in the tradition, but to push ‘in the moment’ musicality , rhythmic sensitivity, improvisation and drive. Natalie’s  musicality emerged in this context, with a stop off at Juilliard. Her astonishing virtuosity and joyful spirit  shine out in her playing and illuminate the thresholds of  what the trad idiom can contain. Rhythmically you could build skyscrapers on her playing. Both of them have incredible charisma and chops to spare as performers. Do yourselves a favor and get down to see them. They’re playing at Subculture – a new venue on Bleecker St.  Tickets are $25 before the night, $30 day of show,  almost sold out,  get yours now.  Tickets here

Then treat of treats, after the show on Weds night (30th)  we’re having tunes in Manhattan from 10pm at The Scratcher with Alasdair and Natalie – a one night only pop-up Iona session in Manhat… with the best!

Session Monday 28th April led by piper, Andrew Forbes

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Join us for a great blast of pipe tunes from the fine piper, Andrew Forbes of Halifax Nova Scotia at the Iona Session this Monday 28th from 8.30pm.  Usually we get started around 9.   Musicians welcome

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180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY

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Tonight! Monday April 21st – Battlefield Band fiddler Ali White leads

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Get it while he’s hot and resident on the block! We’re delighted to welcome current Brooklynite, Battlefield Band fiddler Ali White, to host the Iona session  Monday 21st April from 8.30pm . Easter Candy will be provided.

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180 Grand Street

Brooklyn

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Regular Session – Monday April 14th – Led by fiddler, Alasdair White of the Battlefield Band

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He’s back, just in time – lovely. Freshly misted from the Battlefield Band’s West Coast tour of rainy places, Iona Scottish Session is pleased to welcome back fiddle maestro Mr Alasdair White to lead at the regular session this coming Monday 14th April 8.30pm.

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Brooklyn NY
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Iona Pipes and Fiddle Concert at Jalopy – Thanks

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Lots of people to thank for the great sold out crowd we had for the Iona Scottish Session Pipes and Fiddles show at Jalopy last night – what a blast. Thanks to everyone who came down. Thanks to the musicians who travelled from Scotland, Cape Breton, Seattle and points closer to home – you all rocked and there were so many highlights. Andrew Forbes playing Tombs,Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald with Troy Macg on piano locking in – just wow – that alone was worth putting on the show for, Katie and Neil kicking it up to a new level of fiddle and piano awesomeness, Troy just being the monster all round player he is and the Iona session sets by Amy BesharaCalum Michael.John Nevin - thanks for spreading the word and for all you do for trad music in NYC. Simon Brooking and the fine single malts of Laphroaig – so many appreciative comments from the crowd – and what a treat – Thanks.Matt Diaz - the photo show was AMAZING. Looked fantastic. Douglas Safranek - thank you for hanging the show and putting up the musicians. Sharon Katzmann lifesaver, super generous of you to step in when we needed an emergency hostess , the magical generous musical people of Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, Feral , Lynette Wiley, Karen, Geoff and sound man Eric and our stalwart supporters from Iona Bar, Robbie, Victor, Miguel and J.  Thanks!

 

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