Category Archives: Doug Safranek

Monday January 5th from 9pm – Happy New Year from Iona!

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Well we might be on a diet, but there’s unlimited tunes to enjoy tonight at Iona!  Come on down to listen or play at  Iona, 180 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn – L, M and N trains.

 

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Session tonight – Monday 6th October – start of live recordings at Iona next Monday 13th

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Tonight! Monday 6th October – Iona Scottish Session – we’re starting up the live recordings next week, so time to air that 19 strathspey, 700 reel set you’ve been polishing.  180 Grand Street Brooklyn from 9pm – L, G and M trains

New 2014-15 season kicks off – Iona session is back Monday September 8th

Summer travels are done….Come down and see us at Iona, we’ve been everywhere man! Tunes ahoy this coming Monday 8th September at Iona bar 180 Grand St Brooklyn with the whole crew.Iona Burns Night 2

Iona Pipes and Fiddle Concert at Jalopy – Thanks

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Lots of people to thank for the great sold out crowd we had for the Iona Scottish Session Pipes and Fiddles show at Jalopy last night – what a blast. Thanks to everyone who came down. Thanks to the musicians who travelled from Scotland, Cape Breton, Seattle and points closer to home – you all rocked and there were so many highlights. Andrew Forbes playing Tombs,Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald with Troy Macg on piano locking in – just wow – that alone was worth putting on the show for, Katie and Neil kicking it up to a new level of fiddle and piano awesomeness, Troy just being the monster all round player he is and the Iona session sets by Amy BesharaCalum Michael.John Nevin – thanks for spreading the word and for all you do for trad music in NYC. Simon Brooking and the fine single malts of Laphroaig – so many appreciative comments from the crowd – and what a treat – Thanks.Matt Diaz – the photo show was AMAZING. Looked fantastic. Douglas Safranek – thank you for hanging the show and putting up the musicians. Sharon Katzmann lifesaver, super generous of you to step in when we needed an emergency hostess , the magical generous musical people of Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, Feral , Lynette Wiley, Karen, Geoff and sound man Eric and our stalwart supporters from Iona Bar, Robbie, Victor, Miguel and J.  Thanks!

 

Session tonight Monday 13th January at Iona from 8.30pm

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Well lots of news this week.  First, please join  Matt Diaz, Andrew Forbes, Amy Beshara and Max Carmichael for tunes tonight.  It’s strangely pleasant outside.
Next week, the 20th, we’ll be led by recent  graduate of the Piping Masters program at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire,  border piper Will Woodson, before he sets off for the frozen north to resettle in Portland with pipe maker and oor pal, Nate Banton.  We’ll miss them but we’ll see them.
Our Burns Spectacular  this year will be on the regular Monday 27th.  Haggis, poetry of the Bard of Ayrshire, drink promotions with Bellhaven and Laphroaig, featuring the Iona All Stars led by fine kiltie men, piper Andrew Forbes (GHB’s included) and champion fiddler, Calum Pasqua.
Iona
180 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY 11211