Tag Archives: Amy Beshara

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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Spring Line-up for Monday Night Session at Iona


Tonight, Monday March 7th,  we have the great piper Will Woodson in.  Iona is at 180 Grand Street in Brooklyn, on the L train and along with great music, the bar has food, fantastic beer and a heated garden.

The Iona Session CD ‘Island Wild’ is now available to listen and purchase


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January – Amy Beshara January 18th – Burns night January 25th

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January at Iona – Monday Jan 18th – fab fiddler Amy Beshara will be our special guest from 9pm, Monday Jan 25th the Iona Big Burns night from 8pm, falling on the bard’s actual b’day , with Calum Pasqua and Andrew Forbes in charge of the band, Robert Buchan MC’ing and toasts and songs from gentle persons Pamela Jean Agaloos and J.R. Strauss. Great drink specials and $10 Laphroaig.  What could be better.



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Jalopy audienceJalopyIonaCome join us to celebrate the release of ‘Island Wild’ the Iona Scottish Session CD at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. We’ve invited our friends from some of the great traditional music sessions of New York to perform and then play for called Contra, Scottish and Irish dancing and invite YOU to come down for top night of performance and dancing to live music. No experience required – all the dances will be demonstrated.

A ceilidh is a grow-your-own night of music, singing, dancing and general merriment with fun intensified by liberal gargles of warming libations. Ours will have performance sets from representatives of some of the great NY sessions, and then dancing, with the performers forming the dance band. Mary Abdill is dance instructor and caller, and Glenfiddich champion fiddler,  Calum Pasqua will lead the band.


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June Calendar at Iona – Mondays at 9pm


June dates – 1st and 8th  Andrew Forbes (he’s off to be a traveling minstrel for the summer), 15th Amy Beshara, 22nd Andrew Coileáin SharpCalum Michael and JR Strauss for the Midsummer Burns along with Thomas Keith as MC of Poetry. CD is being manufactured and should be available for the 22nd, though we’ll wait for the CD release party til later in the year.

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Monday May 4th – Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Max Carmichael leads Iona, 180 Grand St. Brooklyn NY 12111 from 9pm


Come down this evening for some fiddle and song excitement at the Iona Scottish Session.  This coming Weds, join us at Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas’s show at Subculture in Manhattan!  Tickets

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