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

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‘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

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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

Iona

180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY 11218

June Calendar at Iona – Mondays at 9pm

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June dates – 1st and 8th  Andrew Forbes (he’s off to be a traveling minstrel for the summer), 15th Amy Beshara, 22nd Andrew Coileáin SharpCalum 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.

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Monday May 25th – Amy Beshara leads Iona Scottish Session

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Tonight the graceful and talented fiddler Miss Amy Beshara will lead us in some Memorial Day Cape Breton style tunes from 9pm

Iona

180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY 11211

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Frankie Gavin Workshop – Thursday May 21st at 7pm – uptown NYC

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Thursday May 21st at 7pm – a few places left for a workshop with the legendary Irish fiddler FRANKIE GAVIN! Workshop location will be revealed when you email The Tradfather, Mr Tony Demarco, tdfiddle@gmail.com

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Monday May 4th – Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Max Carmichael leads Iona, 180 Grand St. Brooklyn NY 12111 from 9pm

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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

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April Calendar at Iona, 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 – from 9pm

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Next three Mondays at Iona – April 6th – Piper Andrew Forbes and multi-instrumentalist Max Carmichael, April 13th -champion fiddler Calum Pasqua, bringing tunes from his holidays in the Scottish Highlands , April 20th – Wolftones piper Andrew Coileáin Sharp – April 27th – pipe night  – sharpen your axe and get down there

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March 30th – Record release party for Jayne Pomplas – Tunes from 9pm

 

Tonight! Monday March 30th, we’re excited to welcome our friend and fabulous fiddler, Jayne Pomplas. Join us to celebrate the release of her wonderful new record
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jaynepomplas
Tunes from 9pm

 

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Celtic Connections at Carnegie Hall – Saturday March 28th, 2015

CELTIC CONNECTIONS PULSE OF THE WORLD CONCERT Tickets here.

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We’re super excited to welcome to NYC the tippiest toppermost players of the Scottish traditional music world, playing this weekend at Carnegie Hall. It’s a jam band with a touch of the highlands when Indian ragas meet Scottish strathspeys for The Pulse of the World, an evening of irresistible rhythms with Zakir Hussain—the reigning tabla master who has played with everyone from George Harrison to the Grateful Dead—laying down beats for Scottish fiddlers Charlie McKerron (of Capercaillie fame) and Patsy Reid (formerly of the fiery band Breabach), and master Scottish piper, Fraser Fifield. Pulse of the World is a freewheeling, pulse-quickening, constantly surprising fusion of Indian and Celtic sounds.  Tickets here.

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Monday March 23rd – Special Guest, Fiddler Amy Beshara

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Tonight! Monday March 23rd – stomp into spring with some live and kicking Scottish tuneage led by the rockin’ fiddle of Miss Amy Beshara. From 9pm

Iona

180 Grand St

Brooklyn NY 11211

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