We’re delighted to return to Monday night tunes at Iona, weekly from Monday September 18th. Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn on the L and M subway lines. As well as tunes from 9-12 on Mondays, there’s an excellent craft beer selection and full kitchen serving delicious food from the grill every night of the week. Join us this Monday and every Monday for tunes at the session, all welcome.
Amy Beshara is a performer, teacher and lover of Cape Breton style fiddle playing. She’s recently returned from a trip to Nepal where she shared tunes with traditional musicians. We’re excited to have her back at Iona on Monday 18th September from 9pm to lead the session.
We’ve rescheduled the Iona song night, ’cause of the ferkin’ snow. Lotso people come in from the far away places. So… still playing this Friday 5-8pm for St. Pat’s all welcome, next Monday 20th Eamon Sefton and Emilie Rose, then Song Night rescheduled for March 27th by which time we will be wearing our summer dresses and sunglasses.
Join our international women of song, Tiffany Rae Knight and Pamela Lee Agaloos next Monday 13th March for a special Song Night at Iona. Singers welcome (especially Sean McNally), backup by the Iona Session band. Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn – from 9pm.#internationalwomensday
We’re excited for another song night with Pamela Jean Agaloos and Tiffany Knight on Monday 13th 9pm-12pm followed by the open session for singers and musicians on St. Patrick’s Day, Friday 17th 5pm-8pm led by fiddler Karen Brown, multi-instrumentalist Max Carmichael and piper JR Strauss.
Save the Date! Cancel the Inauguration! The IONA BURNS NIGHT returns in all it’s shaggy glory next Wednesday 25th January at 9pm. Fiddler Emerald Rae and piper Andrew Forbes will unleash the musical beasts. Poetry, comedy, haggis and cheap adult beverages will flow. JR Strauss, Max Carmichael, Amy Lynn, Calum Michael, Matt Diaz, Pamela Jean Agaloos, Miguel Coias and Karen Brown in the house. Crying and screaming permitted. Also dancing and laughing.
Special announcement regarding the Iona Scottish Session this Monday January 16th. We are pleased to have Darren Roche from the band Moxie leading our session. It is going to be a heavy dose of Irish tunes from a masterful accordion player, so If you always wanted to check out our session but were afraid of unfamiliar tunes, this Monday is a great chance to come on down. Iona is 180 Grand St, Brooklyn – L train to Bedford Ave.
Galen Fraser played an amazing show at last year’s Outlander Tartan Day party and now he’s bringing his musical mischief to Iona. Check out the new album here http://www.galenfraser.com/ and join us on Monday 9th, tunes from 9pm. Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY – L train to Bedford Ave.
How did we get this lucky? It’s song week at Iona and our special guest is the legendary Scots Gaelic singer Christine Primrose. Our own Pamela Jean Agaloos will host Monday 12th from 9pm then we’ll have a full on Gaelic song night on Sunday 18th from 7pm with the BBC in to film for the 2nd time this year. Come along, bring a song, it doesn’t have to be gaelic or require a santa hat, and there is a prize if you do both.
Session will not run on Monday 26th December, but we will be back in the New Year on January 2nd.
Here’s the lineup for the winter season at Iona. Last month we had a great night with the BBC filming the session for ‘Burns in America’. In December we’re delighted to have the acclaimed Gaelic singer, Christine Primrose with us on Monday Dec 12 for ‘Song Night’ also featuring our own Pamela Jean Agaloos,and then again on Sunday Dec 18th when the BBC will be in once again to record Christine and the session for a documentary about her life and work.Amy Beshara leads tonight Nov 14, fresh from her travels with Burning Bridget Cleary. Fiddler Liz Hanley leads Nov 21, if you haven’t seen her band Frogbelly and Symphony check them out live this week at the 11th St Bar on November 16th. Accordionist John Redmond will celebrate the release of his new CD, ‘Box Sets’ on Nov 28. Dec 5th it’s Kevin Crawford, flute man with Lunasa in to blow the lids off any remaining smokestacks.Hope you can join us tonight, or any Monday night for an evening of warm companionship and tunes.
September 26th with Will Woodson- we’re starting at 10.30pm after the presidential debate but usually tunes start at 9pm. October 17th we have Andrew Sharp doing a pipes and woodwind workshop before the session. October 24th a film crew will be in to record.