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
Get your New Year Celebrations started tonight Monday 29th at the pre-Hogmanay party at Iona, 180 Grand St, Brooklyn NY – with the sounds of top notch pipes and fiddle duo Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald. After attending the piping program at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Ben’s now finishing his PhD at the School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh and Anita’s an amazing step dancer and fiddler from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia who’s performed all around the NE and at the Celtic Colours International Festival . It’s going to be great night with two amazing tradition bearers.
Thanks to all our supporters and especially to the bar – Robbie, Victor, J and Miguel – we made it – Kickstarter came in during the session last Monday. Join us this coming Monday for the last session before we break for the summer led by the wondrously talented Amy Beshara accompanied by Max Carmichael on guitar. We’re planning to make the album over summer and debut it when the session returns to Iona after Labor Day! Still time to contribute! Links below :
IONA SESSION RECORDING PROJECT
Here’s the campaign on Kickstarter .
World Cup games for June 30th : Germany vs Algeria 4pm
Iona is at :
180 Grand Street at Bedford Ave
L, M and G trains
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 Beshara, Calum 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!
Jalopy – 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY
Iona – 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY
TARTAN WEEK NYC at IONA, 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn presented FIDDLE WORKSHOPS (Mon 7th-KATIE McNALLY) and (Weds 9th-TROY MACGILLIVRAY) and extra sessions in the bar on Monday 7th (Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman), Tuesday 8th (Scottish Octopus with Andrew Forbes) and Weds 9th (Troy MacGillivray and Scottish Octopus) with Laphroaig whisky specials (Mon). The sold out pipes, fiddles and photography show at Jalopy Theater, again with lovely whisky support by Laphroaig – was a roaring success on April 10th . Matt Diaz’s photography show of traditional musicians opened at Jalopy the same night and runs til April 24th.
180 Grand Street
L, M and G trains