Category Archives: Andrew Forbes

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.

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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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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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Playing through the holidays at Iona – Andrew Forbes December 21st, Calum Pasqua December 28th

 

 

We’ll be keeping going through the holiday season on Monday nights at Iona for some extra Scottish sparkle.  This coming Monday December 21st we have the fine piper Andrew Forbes at the helm, and the following week Monday December 28th, Glenfiddich champion fiddler and man of a thousand fiddles, Mr Calum Pasqua.  Come down for  beer, cheer and chunes on Monday nights from 9pm.  We welcome all musical refugees and visiting dignitaries.

Iona is at 180 Grand Street Brooklyn at Bedford Ave.  Train is the L to Bedford Ave.

 

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Andrew Forbes leads Iona, Monday November 23rd

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Get your piper on, this Monday November 23rd at Iona, 180 Grand St, Brooklyn – session from 9pm

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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