Category Archives: Andrew Forbes

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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Monday May 25th – Amy Beshara leads Iona Scottish Session

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Tonight the graceful and talented fiddler Miss Amy Beshara will lead us in some Memorial Day Cape Breton style tunes from 9pm

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180 Grand Street

Brooklyn NY 11211

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April Calendar at Iona, 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 – from 9pm

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Next three Mondays at Iona – April 6th – Piper Andrew Forbes and multi-instrumentalist Max Carmichael, April 13th -champion fiddler Calum Pasqua, bringing tunes from his holidays in the Scottish Highlands , April 20th – Wolftones piper Andrew Coileáin Sharp – April 27th – pipe night  – sharpen your axe and get down there

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St. Patrick’s Day Session Tuesday March 17th 5pm-8pm – no session Monday March 16th

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Join us for an early 5pm-8pm St. Pat’s day special session, no session on Monday 16th, led by Max Carmichael and Andrew Forbes. Slainte!

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Black 47’s Andrew Coileáin Sharp leads tonight at Iona – 180 Grand St, Brooklyn – from 9pm

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Reasons to be cheerful today, Monday 23rd Feb – it’s not snowing, and fresh off the Black 47 tour, uilleann and Scots piper (and fiddler) Andrew Coileáin Sharp is leading tonight at Iona, tunes from 9pm – see you there

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BURNS NIGHT – RESCHEDULED – MONDAY FEBRUARY 2ND

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Due to the city’s roads being closed tonight and the subway system limited because of the storm,  we are re-scheduling the Iona Burns Night for next Monday February 2nd.