Winter Season at Iona! Monday nights at 9.

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Here’s the lineup for the winter season at Iona. Last month we had a great night with the BBC filming the session for ‘Burns in America’. In December we’re delighted to have the acclaimed Gaelic singer, Christine Primrose with us on Monday Dec 12 for ‘Song Night’ also featuring our own Pamela Jean Agaloos,and then again on Sunday Dec 18th when the BBC will be in once again to record Christine and the session for a documentary about her life and work.
Amy Beshara leads tonight Nov 14, fresh from her travels with Burning Bridget Cleary.  Fiddler Liz Hanley leads Nov 21, if you haven’t seen her band Frogbelly and Symphony check them out live this week at the 11th St Bar on November 16th. Accordionist John Redmond will celebrate the release of his new CD, ‘Box Sets’ on Nov 28. Dec 5th it’s Kevin Crawford, flute man with Lunasa in to blow the lids off any remaining smokestacks.
Hope you can join us tonight, or any Monday night  for an evening of warm companionship and tunes.

Iona Session Fall Season


September 26th with Will Woodson- we’re starting at 10.30pm after the presidential debate but usually tunes start at 9pm.  October 17th we have Andrew Sharp doing a pipes and woodwind workshop before the session.  October 24th a film crew will be in to record.

Fall Scottish Music Session 2016 at Iona!


We’re back!  Come join us September 19th with the marvelous fiddler Amy Beshara at the helm, then flutey goodness from our piper pal Will Woodson, September 26th.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street Brooklyn NY 11211 and tunes get going around 9pm.

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Last two Mondays before summer break

June 13th we’re having a send off party for our regular piper, Andrew Forbes with the lovely singer and fiddler Liz Hanley at the helm.  June 20th we close the winter/spring season with the fabulous Caitlin Warbelow, fiddler and teacher extraordinaire.  We’ll be back after Labor Day!  Iona is at 180 Grand Street, corner of Bedford Ave in Williamsburg. Tunes 9-12.  See you there. All welcome.

Liz Hanley back at Iona May 23rd


So good we asked her back immediately!  Come hear Liz sing and play some tunes with us this coming Monday May 23rd.  Iona is at Grand and Bedford in Williamsburg and we get going around 9pm.

Double Pipe Trouble – Elias Alexander and Andrew Forbes – May 16th


After last week’s fantastic night , this week we’ve got another pair of leaders – Elias Alexander on pipes, fiddles, song and Andrew Forbes the Jimi Hendrix of the pipes at Iona. Come join us for tunes from 9pm at Iona, 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn  – Monday May 16th.

Monday May 9th – Liz Hanley and Ben Trott


Join us for a special night of tunes and song with this fine pair – fresh from their Frogbelly and Symphony tour – at Iona – this Monday May 9th – from 9pm.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street at the corner of Bedford in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


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Spring at Iona -April/May

IMG_4412Monday April 18th – Andrew Forbes – Jimi Hendrix of the Pipes

Monday April 25th – Elias Alexander – Pipes, fiddle, guitar, song

Monday May 2nd – Alice Breda Ryan – Sean Nos Dance and Song

Monday May 9th – Benjamin Trott – English/Irish/Scottish guitar and concertina

Join us for an upcoming Monday.  Tunes start at 9pm.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn NY 11211 and you are welcome as a musician or listener.


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Seb McLaughlin Art Show and Session – Monday April 4


Join us to celebrate the final hours of Seb McLaughlin’s art show with an extended Happy Hour party and session where Seb will lead – Monday April 4th – 7-12pm – Iona is at 180 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY at the corner of Bedford Ave.

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Spring Line-up at Iona – March and April


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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