Category Archives: Matt Diaz

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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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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Cape Breton Scots Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald host the Iona Hogmanay Party Monday December 29th at 9pm

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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.

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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

Tonight Monday 29th September, Iona Session from 9pm

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This Monday and all the Mondays join us for Scottish tunes at Iona, 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn from 9pm

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

We made our Kickstarter! Last Session of the Season Party on Monday 30th to celebrate led by Amy Beshara and Max Carmichael

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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

Brooklyn, NY

L, M and G trains

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!

 

TARTAN WEEK NYC AT IONA April 7th to 12th 2014

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MON 7th April  6-8pm Katie McNally Fiddle Workshop $35 at Iona
MON 7th April  9pm Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman host Iona
TUES 8th April  9pm Andrew Forbes/Scottish Octopus host Iona
WEDS 9th April 6-8pm Troy MacGillivray Fiddle Workshop at Iona
WEDS 9th April 9pm Troy and Scottish Octopus host Iona
THURS 10th April 8pm – PIPES AND FIDDLE CONCERT at  Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, Brooklyn
THURS 10th April  8pm – Matt Diaz Photography Show at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, Brooklyn (April 10th-April 24th)
FRI  11th April 10.30pm – LAU play Mercury Lounge, Houston St in Manhattan
SAT 12th April  1-4pm – Calum Pasqua Fiddle Workshop $35 in Forest Hills, Queens (Calum’s Workshop for the Cameron Ensemble contact : Isabelle Smith iasmith1@verizon.net)
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Jalopy – 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, NY

Iona – 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY

EXTRA SESSIONS FOR TARTAN WEEK NYC at Iona – 7/8/9th April – Pipes and Fiddle Concert at Jalopy April 10th

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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.

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180 Grand Street

Brooklyn, NY

L, M and G trains