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Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music

Nollaig Shona Dhuit

A Special Echoes of Erin 12:00 to 1:00 PM Christmas Day


Also: Tuesday, December 18, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern U S Time): Irish Christmas music with Patrick Downey on WNHU, www.wnhu.org

Sundays: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM


The University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut


Pat and Joan Kennedy      

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


Listen live at www.wnhu.org



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Traditional Music Sessions



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

1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

December 23: Loretta Murphy/Jeanne Freeman

December 30: Damien Connolly/Jon Warner


*      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

December 18: John Tabb/Dan Foster

December 25: Merry Christmas – No session


*      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

This is a closed session.


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

Main Street, Middletown, CT

December 19: Jeanne Freeman and Flynn Cohen


*      Thursday (3rd) 7:45 PM to 10:00 PM: P.V. O'Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Traditional Irish Music Session at St. Gabriel’s Parish Hall, 26 Broadway, Milford, CT

December 20: Jeanne Freeman


*      Saturdays (2nd) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Irish Heritage Society of Milford

131 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT

January 9: Kathleen Conneely



The Coracles

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

Friday, December 28, 2018, 8:00 PM -11:00 PM, Irish Heritage Society of Milford, 131 Bridgeport Ave, Milford, CT

Friday, January 4, 2019, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM, John Boyle O’Reilly Club, 33 Progress Avenue, Springfield, MA

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

Friday, January 25, 2019, 7:30PM – 10:30 PM, Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce Street, Glastonbury, CT

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


Brannigan’s Corner

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Duffy’s Tavern

Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT

7:30 PM

Sunday, January 6, 2019


The Jolly Beggars


Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

Monday, December 31, 2018, 5:00 PM

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 8:30 PM

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


Cherish the Ladies

Christmas Tour with Don Stiffe

December 21, 2018, 8:00 PM

Garde Arts Center, New London, CT


Tickets: https://gardearts.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F6A000001meZqUAI


Cherish the Ladies

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:30 pm

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Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Old Saybrook, CT

Tickets: 860-510-0453 or https://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/


Dublin City Ramblers

Friday, March 15, 2019, 8:00 PM

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Infinity Music Hall

32 Front Street, Hartford, CT

Tickets: https://www.infinityhall.com/Events/dublin-city-ramblers-3-15-2019/?utm_source=IH+Database&utm_campaign=ea8e36137e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_07_12_01_16_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c9ee76aaa9-ea8e36137e-7939025


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.


Friday Night BINGO


Starting November 30

Doors open 5:30 PM, BINGO begins at 7:00 PM.

$5.00 admission


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!



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





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 December 13, 2018