Category Archives: Andrew Forbes

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.

Previous leaders and friends of Iona Scottish Session

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.

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.

Last two Mondays before summer break

June 13th we’re having a send off party for our regular piper, Andrew Forbes with the lovely singer and fiddler Liz Hanley at the helm.  June 20th we close the winter/spring season with the fabulous Caitlin Warbelow, fiddler and teacher extraordinaire.  We’ll be back after Labor Day!  Iona is at 180 Grand Street, corner of Bedford Ave in Williamsburg. Tunes 9-12.  See you there. All welcome.

Double Pipe Trouble – Elias Alexander and Andrew Forbes – May 16th

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After last week’s fantastic night , this week we’ve got another pair of leaders – Elias Alexander on pipes, fiddles, song and Andrew Forbes the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes at Iona. Come join us for tunes from 9pm at Iona, 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn  – Monday May 16th.

Spring at Iona -April/May

IMG_4412Monday April 18th – Andrew Forbes – Jimi Hendrix of the Pipes

Monday April 25th – Elias Alexander – Pipes, fiddle, guitar, song

Monday May 2nd – Alice Breda Ryan – Sean Nos Dance and Song

Monday May 9th – Benjamin Trott – English/Irish/Scottish guitar and concertina

Join us for an upcoming Monday.  Tunes start at 9pm.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 and you are welcome as a musician or listener.

 

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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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