In July, our traditional Irish session returns with musicians from Craobh Dugan playing some toe-tapping tunes at Five Points Public House.
We’ll also present two free events at the ICC and at the same time broadcast them on Facebook Live.
New York State COVID-19 regulations allow a maximum of 50 attendees, so we require pre-registration to keep track of the numbers.
Click the images to the left to read full descriptions of the events, find directions on how to view them on Facebook, and pre-register on Eventbrite.
Irish Songs and Stories for Kids – Deirdre McCarthy told playful stories and sang lilting songs with her harp. It’s available to replay on Facebook.
Early Irish Pioneers of the Mohawk Valley – Tom Kernan spoke on the history of prominent Irishmen who played a large part in the development of our area in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It’s available to replay on Facebook.
The 1916 Easter Rising – Mark Sisti gave a talk on the history of this pivotal event that eventually led to Ireland’s liberation from England. It’s available to replay on Facebook.
Irish Storyteller Helena Byrne – Helena delivered two online Zoom performances of traditional stories about faeries and ghosts along with songs.
The Irish and the Erie – Craobh Dugan’s musical tribute to the hardworking Irish immigrants who helped build the Erie Canal.
Bloomsday Pub Crawl – An annual event in the Varick Street area that takes place on the closest Saturday to June 16th. In James Joyce’s Ulysses, this is the date that Leopold Bloom made his famous one-day sojourn through Dublin.
Pop-Up Gaeltacht – These events started a couple of years ago in Ireland and around the world. Irish language speakers circulate in the pub and share a few words (cúpla focal) of Gaeilge.
English Words & Phrases from the Irish Language – Irish speaker Tom Malley presented some commonly used English words and phrases with origins in the Irish language.
Irish Myths and Legends – In no culture is the line between history and mythology as blurred as in the culture of the Celtic nations. This presentation by Mark Sisti covered the creation of the myths, the Gods and Goddesses, the oral storytelling traditions, tales of mystical beings such as the leprechaun, and the banshee.
The Great Hunger, “An Gorta Mor” –AJ Pedone presented on perhaps the most decisive event in the history of Ireland and an event that changed the world.
Traditional Irish Music Session – musicians who play instruments commonly associated with traditional Irish music gathered to play tunes in the pub.
Ceili Dance Classes – Whether it’s a Three-Hand Reel, the Haymaker’s Jig, the Sweets of May, or the Walls of Ennis, our dance teachers know the steps.