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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



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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

July 21: Dan Accardi/Jonathan Warner

July 28: Loretta Murphy/Jeanne Freeman


*      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

July 23: Dan Accardi/Jonathan Warner

July 30: Jeanne Freeman/Ellen Redman


*      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


*      Wednesdays 7:30 PM: Grace O’Malley’s Pub and Restaurant

1494 Post Road, Fairfield, CT

Damien Connolly and the Flagstone Irish Band

This is a closed session.


*      Wednesdays 7:30: La Boca Restaurant

337 Main St., Middletown, CT

     Music with Jeanne Freeman (fiddle) and guest.

July 31: Jeanne with Katie Murray (fiddle)


http://png-3.findicons.com/files/icons/1191/quickpix_2007/128/shamrock.pngThursdays (3rd) 7:45 PM: P.V. O'Donnell branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

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

July and August: Summer Recess


Irish Music Concerts

The Coracles

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

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


The Jolly Beggars


Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 7:00 PM, Derby Town Green, Derby, CT

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

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

July 28


Dan Ringrose

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Saturday, August 3, 2019, 6:00 PM, Irish Cultural Center, 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA

Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:30 PM, Glastonbury Irish Club, 132 Commerce Street

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:00 PM, Milford Irish Festival (Dan and Jeanne Freeman)

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


Cherish the Ladies

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 7:00 PM

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Concert Happenings in Ridgefield’s Parks

Ridgefield, CT


The Pipers’ Gathering


Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18, 2019

Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

Concerts in the Evening

Scottish smallpipes – Barry Shears, Michael Roddy 

Northumbrian pipes – Ian Lawther

Uilleann pipes – Joey Abarta, Torrin Ryan
Flute – Brad Hurley

English greatpipes, Gaita, cornemuse  – Laura Mackenzie 

Scottish smallpipes, Uilleann pipes, whistle – Chris Gray
Fiddle – Jamie Laval



Dan Ringrose and Jeanne Freeman

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:00 PM


Milford Irish Festival, Fowler Field, Milford, CT


Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM

Milford Irish Festival, Fowler Field, Milford, CT


The Vox Hunters

Armand Aromin (R) and Benedict Gagliardi

Saturday, September 14, 2019

The Vox Hunters

Branford Folk Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT


The High Kings

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 8:00 PM

The High Kings

Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT



Tommy Sands

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:30 PM


Café 9, 250 State St, New Haven, CT

Tickets: https://tommysands.brownpapertickets.com/


Archie Fisher

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Branford Folk Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church, 1009 Main Street, Branford, 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



Eileen Ivers

Joyful Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM

Eileen Ivers – Joyful Christmas

Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT



Irish Festivals

Milford Irish Festival

Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday, September 14

3:00 PM – Dan Ringrose and Jeanne Freeman

5:00 PM – Liz McNicholl Band

7:00 PM - Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones

9:00 PM The Druids

More Coming Soon! Check out their web site: http://milfordirish.org/page/21571


Greater Danbury Irish Festival

September 20, 21, 22, 2019

65 Sand Pit Rd, Danbury, CT




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

Games Every Saturday and Sunday During the Season

Saturday, July 20 
12:00 Noon – Football: Cork Vs Tyrone 

2:00 PM – Football: Roscommon V Dublin

Sunday, July 21 
9:00 AM – Football: Mayo Vs Meath

11:00 AM – Football: Kerry Vs Donegal 


Donation $20.00 



Every Friday, 7:00 PM

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


Blood Drive

In honor of Kathleen O'Donovan 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

To sign-up: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive



http://png-3.findicons.com/files/icons/1191/quickpix_2007/128/shamrock.png The Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut

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



Gaelic Golf Tournament

July 20, 2019, 12:00 Noon

Alling Memorial Golf Course

Fee is $110 before 15 July ($120 after) - includes golf, cart, lunch (hot dog & beer)

and dinner at The Playwright afterwards with an open bar.

Information and reservations: Tom Prendergast (203-675-6686, mprendergast@icsa-home.org),

Packy Lillis (203-823-2603,   plillis@icsahome.org) or

Shaun Donnelly  (203-948-4245, sdonnelly@icsa-home.org)


ICSA Thimble Island Cruise

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Reservations: Shaun Donnelly (203-948-4245 or  sdonnelly@icsa-home.org).


http://png-3.findicons.com/files/icons/1191/quickpix_2007/128/shamrock.png 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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The Irish Piper by William Oliver (1874)

Support the Museum



Dan Milner’s new book, The Unstoppable Irish: Songs and Integration of the New York Irish, 1783-1883,

 published by Notre Dame University Press is now available.

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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 July 18, 2019