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



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

Monday 21st September – Andrew Sharp leads Iona – 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 8-11pm


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.


Calum Pasqua kicks off the new season – September 14th Iona, 180 Grand St, Brooklyn 11211 8-11pm


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. 


Midsummer Burns – Monday June 22nd at 8pm – Last night of the season


‘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!

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Amy Beshara leads tonight 15th June, next week is the last session of the season Midsummer Burns Party, June 22nd


Join us for Cape Breton tunes tonight led by the rockin’ fiddle of Miss Amy Beshara.  Next week – Midsummer Burns Night Party for the last session of the season, before we break for the summer.  Tunes from 9pm Tonight.  Midsummer Burns starts at 8pm


180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY 11218


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