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.
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
L, M and G trains
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’!
180 Grand Street
L, M and G trains
corner of Bedford Ave