Category Archives: Amy Beshara

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.

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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.

December Song Nights at Iona 12th and 18th

 

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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.

 

Iona Session Fall Season

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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.

Fall Scottish Music Session 2016 at Iona!

 

We’re back!  Come join us September 19th with the marvelous fiddler Amy Beshara at the helm, then flutey goodness from our piper pal Will Woodson, September 26th.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street Brooklyn NY 11211 and tunes get going around 9pm.

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Spring Line-up at Iona – March and April

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Starting with a Thursday night 6-9pm early bird special session on St. Pat’s March 17th, we have an exciting lineup for the next six weeks at Iona on our regular Mondays.  A special night planned for April 4th when we will be celebrating Sebastian McLaughlin’s art exhibit ,currently on show at Iona, with a party from 7-9pm followed by the session 9 – midnight on Monday April 4th.

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Spring Line-up for Monday Night Session at Iona

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Tonight, Monday March 7th,  we have the great piper Will Woodson in.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street in Brooklyn, on the L train and along with great music, the bar has food, fantastic beer and a heated garden.

The Iona Session CD ‘Island Wild’ is now available to listen and purchase

 

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January – Amy Beshara January 18th – Burns night January 25th

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January at Iona – Monday Jan 18th – fab fiddler Amy Beshara will be our special guest from 9pm, Monday Jan 25th the Iona Big Burns night from 8pm, falling on the bard’s actual b’day , with Calum Pasqua and Andrew Forbes in charge of the band, Robert Buchan MC’ing and toasts and songs from gentle persons Pamela Jean Agaloos and J.R. Strauss. Great drink specials and $10 Laphroaig.  What could be better.

 

 

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Monday December 14th – Fiddler Amy Beshara leads Iona

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Join us this coming Monday December 14th from 9pm at Iona 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY  (L train to Bedford Ave) for the session this week led by the ringing strings of Miss Amy Beshara.

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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