Piper Andrew Forbes at Iona Feb 14th

Let’s be each other’s trad Valentines at the Iona Scottish Session at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn. Pipe and fiddle tunes led my master piper, Andrew Forbes, from Halifax , Nova Scotia. Tunes from 9. All welcome to listen and play.

Triumphant Return ! Monday Feb 7 2022

Amy Beshara at the Iona Scottish Session on Monday Feb 7 at 9.00pm

Join us for the session from 9pm on Monday Feb 7th with fab Cape Breton and Scottish fiddler, Amy Beshara. Amy has been working in the Boston area for the last couple of years, and we are delighted to welcome her back to Iona. All are welcome to listen and play.

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St. Pat’s 2018 at Iona

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Join us for a great live music craic at Iona,  180 Grand Street Brooklyn, 3.30 -6pm on St. Patty’s followed by a lovely night  of Celtic song on Monday 19th 9-12.

Iona Burns Night -Thursday Jan 25th 2018

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A fabulous Brooklyn Burns Night celebrating the life and work of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns. Drams, songs, live Scottish traditional music, toasts and delicious haggis with Battlefield Band and Daimh fiddler, Alasdair White, piper Andrew Forbes, Matthew Christian, Karen Brown, Pamela Agaloos, Tiffany Knight, Max Carmichael, Calum Pasqua, Matt Diaz.  Master of Ceremonies Robert Buchan.  Drink Specials and no cover! Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn.  Festivities 8-11pm.

Back weekly from September 18th 2017

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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.

Session cancelled March 13th

Song Night Tiffany Pam-2We’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.

Monday 13th and Friday 17th March

Song Night Tiffany PamJoin 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

Iona St. Patrick'smusic festival

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.

iona-burns 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 StraussMax CarmichaelAmy LynnCalum MichaelMatt DiazPamela Jean AgaloosMiguel Coias and Karen Brown in the house. Crying and screaming permitted. Also dancing and laughing.