Classes are held on Wednesday evenings (except the fourth Wednesday of the month).
This is a cultural function of the Irish American Home Society and there is no charge. The only requirements are hard-soled shoes and a little stamina. Classes begin at 7 pm.
For more information, please call John Droney at (860) 521-2696.
Enjoy playing cards? Every Thursday evening at 7 pm. in the downstairs lounge, members and guests are invited to join in a friendly game of Setback.
(AOH) Division #2 and Ladies AOH meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Downstairs Lounge.
The AOH is an Irish Catholic organization that promotes and encourages participation in our religion, charity and Irish culture, following the motto, “In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity”.
For more information contact John Slevin www.hartfordaoh.com
The Board of Directors are available to screen any potential new members beginning at 6 pm on meeting nights (the 2 nd Friday of each month). Successful candidates will be sworn in the same night, during the monthly meeting at 7:30 pm.
The Hartford Unit of Irish Northern Aid meets the 3rd Friday of every month at 8 pm in the Upstairs Hall of the Irish American Home.
Since 1970, the Irish Northern Aid Committee has been at the forefront in support of the struggle for freedom, justice, and self determination for all the people of Ireland.
For more information, contact Tom McBride (860) 983 - 0846.
For more than 30 years Terry has been entertaining people. Singing, playing guitar, joking, laughing and just simply trying to help folks have a little bit of fun.
With a mixture of Irish, Folk, Rock, Soft Rock and Country, not to mention a touch of Reggae, Comedy and of course some original songs, there is something to please everyone.
From the Sawdoctors to Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley to Garth Brooks. From Neil Diamond to Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Chesney, Paul Simon, The Allman Bros, Christy Moore, John Denver, to The Wolftones, The Pogues, Conway Twitty, Peter Paul & Mary and lots, lots more!!!!
SATURDAY, January 18, 2020 6 to 11 pm - Wethersfield Community Center
CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER
$35 per person BYOB Dancing to the Billy Egan and the Rising
Honoring: Kerri O'Brien Abronzino and Alana DiMarco.
For tickets, contact John Magel at email@example.com or 203.215.6640
COME ON DOWN TO CLUB SUNDAY FOR LIVE GAA FOOTBALL MATCH-UPS!!!
Sunday - January 19, 2020
9:00 AM - AIB GAA Hurling Final All-Ireland Senior Club Championship
Shamrocks Ballyhale VS Borris-lleigh
11:00 AM - AIB GAA Football Final All-Ireland Senior Club Championship
Corofin VS Kilco
This weekend’s games are FREE!!!
For all future league games, admission price: $10 per day (adult) OR purchase a National League pass for just $25
For those of you who don't know us we're an acoustic trio composed of guitar, percussion, and cello, who perform American popular as well as Irish folk music. We can trace our roots back to the late 1990"s when myself, Mark Weaver, and Jack Burns had a rehearsal studio on Hartford Rd. in Manchester. We spent many days there hanging out and playing music. Over time we found ourselves playing more acoustic music and , interestingly enough, Irish music. The true beginning of what we now call Rural Legend happened when Mark invited fellow teacher and cellist Jim Kirchmyer over to play. The result was this blend of guitars, vocals and cello that just sounded great. We performed as a quartet under the name "The Tartans" occasionally and had a great time with it. In 2002 Jack moved to Arizona. The remaining three of us reformulated the band and renamed it "The Marksmen". Over the next 12 years we performed at over 120 events playing our own blend of Irish folk and Contemporary popular music. In 2004 we recorded our first album with Dave Reiber in New Haven, and in 2007 we recorded our second album at The CoffeeHouse Studio in Middletown. It took us a while, but in early 2013 we took that second album to a publisher to get it released. Around the same time we felt the band needed a make-over so we decided to change the name to "Rural Legend". We felt the new name better reflected the broader range of material we now preform. Our album was released under the name Rural Legend in April of 3013 and is available for download on iTunes or any other music downloading service. We are looking forward to our future as Rural Legend plan on playing around Connecticut and Southern Mass for years to come. Come check us out ....we'd love to see you!
SATURDAY, January 25, 2020 - 50 South Main Street, West Hartford
Doors open at 7:00 pm, Presentation starting at 7:30 pm
$25 Donation with assigned seating and BYOB. Feel free to bring your own food.
We will have light refreshments, tea and coffee.
Entertainment by Billy Egan and the Rising
Honoring Tom Hickey as Marshal and Brooke Daly as Honoree.
We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as this event will sell out.
For tickets, contact John Staunton (860) 676-3089 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kathleen Staunton (860) 888-4247
Dually Noted is a truly unique and professional musical duo playing popular hits from rock and roll classics through today. Highly adaptable, we can play acoustic sets for small parties with simple guitar/bass instrumentation, suitable for listening and quiet conversation, to large parties with full bore dance music featuring synthesizer and electric instruments. We'll get your crowd dancing. The choice is yours!
At virtually every function we've played, audience members are singing along at their seats and on the dance floor. We know that your guests will be do the same!
SATURDAY, February 1, 2020 - Doors open at 6:30 pm
2020 DINNER at the Irish American Home, Upstairs Hall
$30 donation per person Dinner, Raffles, Music
Honoring Town Marshal Shelia Dupuis-Green and Town Honorees: Glastonbury Police
Department K-9 SOLEIL and Officer Cavanaugh
For tickets, contact Jessica Dunn (860) 681-3347 or Jessdunn21@Gmail.com
SUNDAY, February 9, 2020 - Doors open at 12:30 pm
Irish American Home, Upstairs Hall
$25 per person in advance, $30 at the door Dinner, Raffles, Music
Honoring Town Marshal Matthew Ryan and Town Honoree Jason Rojas
For tickets, contact Sana (860) 558-6261 or Theresa (860) 568-7685
Celtic-American singer songwriter/entertainer. Jeff plays a wide variety of genres: Rock, Folk, Irish, Oldies. Some cover songs may include: Allman Brothers, Skynyrd, Toby Keith, Kenny Rogers, Pink Floyd.
The Central Connecticut Celtic Cultural Committee (CCCCC) has selected
Michael Hurley as the 2020 Parade Grand Marshal and Paul Pendergast 2020 Person of the Year.
The reception will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the Irish
American Home Society from 1:30 to 5:00 pm @ 132 Commerce Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.
A buffet by Michael’s Catering will be served. Tickets are $35.
To purchase tickets, please send check (payable to CCCCC) to:
Mary Lynch - 177 Hopewell Road - South Glastonbury, CT 06073
For more information, you may contact Mary Lynch @ (860) 462-2881
Tickets are available on a first come basis and are available until February 1, 2020.
There are 10 seats per table.
Manchester Parade Committee SATURDAY, February 22, 2020
Doors open at 6 pm
37TH ANNUAL DINNER DANCE / CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER
Elks Club, 30 Bissell Street, Manchester
$25 donation per person (no refunds) Music by: Andy Healy from Boston
Honoring Town Marshal Molly Devanney and Town Honoree Dr. Tris Carta
For tickets, contact Tom Tierney (860) 478-8154
Newington Parade Committee SUNDAY, February 23, 2020
Irish American Home, Glastonbury
$20 donation per person Food and raffle prizes
Come out and join us as we honor:
Town Marshal Maureen Fernandes and Town Honoree Bill DeMaio
For tickets, contact Tom McBride (860) 983-0846
We are a 5 piece band that plays a lively mix of Irish and Scottish songs along with country and pop rock music. With multiple acoustic instruments and 4 lead vocalists who also provide terrific harmonies, we offer a variety of sounds during our performances where no two tunes in a row sound the same.
Our current repertoire has over six hours of music that includes traditional Irish and Scottish music (where we can add stories behind the songs) and contemporary Celtic music mixed with popular country and pop rock songs that everyone knows and sings along with us. We always provide a foot tapping, hand clapping, sing-along show for our audiences.
Saturday February 29th get out your green and join us for our
Entertainment provided by Bill Eagen and Barney McElhone from 7pm-10pm.
Parents make this a special date night! Book an Uber and a babysitter, and come enjoy great Irish music while dancing and singing the night away!
We look forward to seeing everyone for what is sure to be a festive night!
Cromwell Parade Committee SUNDAY, March 1, 2020
Town Marshal and Town Honoree Reception 6 to 8 pm
Taphouse 150, Sebethe Drive, Cromwell
Honoring Town Marshals - Bruce Swanson & Barry Swanson and
Town Honoree - Joanne Swift
$20 donation per person – Includes Buffet of Taphouse Brick oven pizza, pasta and appetizer, along with lots of Raffle prizes!
For tickets, contact Cathy Hodlin (860) 306-7144 or Maureen Skowronek (860) 638-8303
West Hartford Parade Committee SATURDAY, March 7, 2020
Pub Night - Beachland Tavern, 1128 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford 3 to 7 pm
$5 Donation Drink specials. Lite fare will be served.
Honoring Town Marshal Tom Hickey and Town Honoree Brooke Daly.
Contact Eileen K. Moore for questions (860) 977-9700
Whether at a festival in front of thousands, or in a pub singing songs with a pint, The Rising tries to fill every night with good craic and great music.
The Rising’s Irish Trad-Rock music has been called “...a truly original approach to some Irish favorites...a stirring animated event...an emotive experience worth every minute.”
Liz has the joy of continuing performing as a soloist and with her band playing a variety of styles of music from Celtic to Americana, and Folk music.
Liz has played at venues across the country and at local venues such as Cafe Nine, Arts and Ideas Festival, The Outer Space, The Acoustic Cafe, Savin Rock Festival, The Levitt Pavilion and Bradley airport, to name a few. Liz has also been on several tours with the acclaimed group "Cherish The Ladies" playing at concert halls around the country and has been featured on many TV interviews (Irish TV, WTHN, CT Style, and Good Morning CT).
She has released three CDs, "Grand Central Station", "Tiny Lights", and a self titled album by her band called "The Crickstones". Her music can be bought directly from her "Store" page, and is also available on all the usual online options: iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, CD Baby and YouTube. *And* if you're lucky enough to be booking a flight to Ireland, you'll hear her singing while "on hold" with Aer Lingus.
Note that this is an alternate date for the monthly membership meeting as the regular meeting night falls on Good Friday in 2020 when the Club will be closed.
Featuring Kevin Ryan & H. Foley (and others)
Saturday April 4th
Upstairs Hall- 6PM Doors: Cocktails/Music..8PM Show
$25/pp, 21 and over, mature audience only & outside food allowed
Brendan J. McCann 860 573-9854
Pat Clemens 860 614- 7269
Peggy Radcliffe 860 729- 9209
Pete O’Callaghan 860 558-9451
Tigh na Coille, from Country Clare will be performing in our downstairs lounge.
They are 22 Traditional musicians under the age of 18. It's a wonderful opportunity for our Irish Home to celebrate our heritage and culture through music and dance.
Please join us for this wonderful evening.
Save the date for the annual President's Dance. Details coming soon!