* Echoes of Erin

Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music

Sundays: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM


The University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut


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L to R: Joan Kennedy/Pat Kennedy, Pat Hosey, Mike McGrath, Chuck Vigue



Listen live at www.wnhu.org



Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Echoes-of-Erin-158682951466552/


Support Live Music!!

Traditional Music Sessions

Session leaders are tentative and subject to change.


*      Sundays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM: The Playwright Irish Pub

1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

October 27: Siobhan Igoe & Katie Murray


*      Sundays (2nd and 4th) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Finnegan’s Tavern

292 Spielman Highway in Burlington, CT


*      Tuesdays 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM: The Playwright Irish Pub

1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

October 22: Loretta Murphy and Ellen Redman

October 29: Katie Murray and Jonathan Warner


*      Tuesdays 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM: Bull's Bridge Inn

South Kent, CT (~one mile north of New Milford line on Route 7)

Led by Dave Paton


*      1st and 3rd Wednesdays 7:30: La Boca Restaurant

337 Main St., Middletown, CT

     Music with Jeanne Freeman (fiddle) and guest.


 Thursdays (3rd) 7:45 PM: P.V. O'Donnell branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

St. Gabriel Church Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford, CT


Irish Music Concerts

The Coracles

Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:30, John Boyle O’Reilly Club, Springfield, MA

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Friday, December 6, 3019, 7:30, The Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St. Glastonbury, CT

Check out the Coracles and their complete schedule at www.thecoracles.com.


The Jolly Beggars

Check out their web site at http://www.thejollybeggarsmusic.com/


Brannigan’s Corner

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Duffy’s Tavern, 241 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT

Every other Sunday, 7:30 PM

October 20

November 3

November 17


Dan Ringrose

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Check out Dan’s web site: https://danringrosemusic.com/

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5:30 PM, Scotch Plains Tavern, Essex, CT

Friday, December 27, 2019, 5:00 PM, Norbrook Brewery, 203 Stillman Hill Rd., Colebrook, CT


Gerry O’Beirne

Friday, October 25, 2019, 7:30 PM
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Middletown House Concert Series

For reservations and/or directions: 860-983-7963 or jcormack@wesleyan.edu


Archie Fisher

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Branford Folk Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT


Keith Harkin

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00 PM

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Irish American Community Center, 9 Venice Place, East Haven, CT

Ticket Price: $35 

VIP Sound Check and Meet & Greet: $55 

VIP Meet & Greet: $75

Tickets: https://keithharkin.ticketleap.com/keith-harkin-new-heaven-ct--nov-20th/ 


Cherish the Ladies

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:00 PM

Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT




Irish Christmas in America

Thursday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 PM

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Oisín Mac Diarmada (producer/fiddle), Séamus Begley (vocals/accordion), Niamh Farrell (vocals),

Gráinne Hambly (harp/concertina), Sean Gavin (flute/uilleann pipes), Samantha Harvey (dance/piano)

Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA



Shannon Heaton (flute), Yan Falquet (guitar), George Keith (fiddle)

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:30 PM

Middletown House Concert Series

For reservations and/or directions: 860-983-7963 or jcormack@wesleyan.edu


The Vox Hunters

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The Vox Hunters

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, 29 Dayton Road, Waterford, CT

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:30 PM

The Sounding Board, Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT 


Eileen Ivers

Joyful Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM

Eileen Ivers – Joyful Christmas

Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT



Gaelic Storm

Thursday, February 13, 2019, 2020, 7:00 PM


Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT




Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT


(203) 438-5795



Sunday, March 1, 2020, 7:00 PM

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Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

Tickets: http://www.nbotickets.com/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=360&event=11440


Dublin City Ramblers

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:00 PM

Dublin City Ramblers

Infinity Music Hall, Hartford

Tickets: https://www.infinityhall.com/Events/dublin-city-ramblers-3-6-2020/


The High Kings

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Garde Arts Center, New London, CT

Tickets: https://gardearts.org/events/the-high-kings/


Local Irish Clubs and Organizations

*    The Irish American Community Center (IACC) and the New Haven Gaelic Football and Hurling Club


Become a Member of the IACC: http://www.iacc-ct.com/?page_id=5

The IACC organizes, sponsors and hosts many events of interest to the community.


Events at the IACC


Every Friday, 7:00 PM

BINGO is coming to the club on Friday nights beginning  in December!


Halloween Parties at the IACC

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Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

  $5.00 in costume, $10.00 without costume. Halloween drink specials. Bring your own snacks. 

Contact: Mary Roddy, 203-506-8367


Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


Bring yourself and children in costume and candy to share with other children. 

Hot apple cider, donuts and a drink special for adults. Bring your own snacks.

Contact: Mary Roddy, 203-506-8367


Simey’s Shadow

A comedy by P. J. O’Dea

November 13-17, 2019, 7:00 PM

November 17, 2019, 2:00 PM

Directed by Eileen O’Keefe Roxbee (203-584-4233)

Tickets: $15:00 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simeys-shadow-by-pg-odea-directed-by-eileen-okeefe-roxbee-tickets-74854821787)


 The Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut

There are many events organized, sponsored and hosted by the IC&SA. Become a member!



 The Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society, Inc. (STIMS)


STIMS is a wonderful organization that is responsible for bringing to the area many Irish musicians.

Join their mailing list.


*    Irish Heritage Society of Milford



*    P.V. O'Donnell branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann



Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

3011 Whitney Avenie, Hamden, CT

The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Hunger-related art.

A visit to the museum is a very moving experience.

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Support the Museum





Website maintained by Charles Vigue.

Email contact: cvigue@newhaven.edu

for further information and for posting of news and concert listings on EchoesofErin.net.


Website updated October 18, 2019