Category Archives: JR Strauss

Monday 13th and Friday 17th March

Song Night Tiffany PamJoin our international women of song, Tiffany Rae Knight and Pamela Lee Agaloos next Monday 13th March for a special Song Night at Iona. Singers welcome (especially Sean McNally), backup by the Iona Session band. Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn – from 9pm.#internationalwomensday

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We’re excited for another song night with Pamela Jean Agaloos and Tiffany Knight on Monday 13th 9pm-12pm followed by the open session for singers and musicians on St. Patrick’s Day,  Friday 17th 5pm-8pm led by fiddler Karen Brown, multi-instrumentalist Max Carmichael and piper JR Strauss.

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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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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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