Category Archives: Karen Brown

Iona Burns Night Celebration – Monday 27th from 8.30pm 180 Grand Street Brooklyn, M, L and G trains

Join us for the Big Iona Burns Night next Monday 27th 8.30-11pm. Led by handsome kiltie men, piper Andrew Forbes and fiddler Calum Pasqua, whisky and song graciously supplied by Simon Brooking from Laphroaig, readings and toasts from Lia Barcellona Tamborra, Miguel Coias …special guests t.b.a. and live Iona All Stars trad ensemble. Burns’ songs and poetry… bagpipes and haggis, dressing up and $4 Belhaven. What could be better… — with Douglas Safranek,Miguel CoiasHannah Marie MarcusMax CarmichaelLia Barcellona TamborraMatthew ChachereAndrew ForbesAmy BesharaStuart LeighMatt DiazCalum MichaelJenny Evans andKaren Brown at IONA BAR.

Session tonight Monday 13th January at Iona from 8.30pm


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.
180 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY 11211

Happy New Year – session tonight Monday January 6th from 8.30pm

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Tunes tonight at Iona from 8.30pm, people – and may we offer these comforting words to any of you who may have overindulged over the last fortnight – an hour of fiddling burns 305 calories …. an hour of piping (with some marching to the bar) expends an impressive 320. (courtesy of some daft website I just looked up). That means if you play for 4 hours you can continue to have a festive time AND have plenty left to spend on drams and crisps.


180 Grand Street at Bedford Ave

Brooklyn 11211

L, M and G trains

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