Echoes of Erin

Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music

Sundays: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Your FM Alternative from the University of New Haven

300 Boston Post Road

West Haven, Connecticut 06516


Pat and Joan Kennedy      

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


Click on the microphone to listen live to WNHU at


Irish Music on the Radio

*      Sundays, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sounds of Ireland, Sean and Brendan Canning, WQUN, 1220 AM (Hamden)

*      Sundays, 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, Echoes of Erin, WNHU, 88.7 FM (West Haven)

*      Tuesdays, 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM, Celtic Airs, Steve Dieterich, WWUH, 91.3 FM (Hartford)

*      Saturdays, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Celtic Sojourn, Brian O’Donovan, WGBH, 89.7 FM (Boston)

*      Sundays, 12:00 to 4:00 PM, Ceol na nGael, WFUV, 90.7 (New York)

*      Every Day, All Day, Trad Monday-Friday 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Clare FM,



Support Live Music!

Go to a Concert, Session or Festival!!


Traditional Music Sessions


*      Sundays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM: The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

*      Sundays 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Irish Heritage Society of Milford, 131 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT

*      Tuesdays 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM: The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

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

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

The next session will be Thursday, October 19. Special guest will be Loretta Egan Murphy.

*      2nd Saturdays 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Irish Heritage Society of Milford, 131 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT

November 7 – Damien Connolly

December 9 – Jerry O’Sullivan


Upcoming Concerts

The Coracles

The Coracles are a wonderful group of local musicians. Please support them!

The Coracles are available for private parties.

Check them out at




The Coracles at The Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT

Saturday, October 21, 2017, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Saturday, December 30, 2017, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM


The Coracles at the Veracious Brewing Company

246 Main St. (Route 25) Monroe, CT

Friday, March 16, 2018, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Caitlin Nic Gabhann and Ciaran O’Maonaigh

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:30 PM

Guman's Barn, 38 Main Street, Newtown, CT

For information/reservations: call 203-362-5912 or email:


Brid Harper and Tony O’Connell

Friday, October 27, 2017

House Concert

For information/reservations: call 203-362-5912 or email:


John Whelan, Low Lily, Katie McNally

Turning of the Year

A Holiday Celebration

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Old Saybrook, CT


Enter the Haggis

Friday, December 1, 2017, 8:00 PM

The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Old Saybrook, CT


Celtic Thunder: Legacy

December 2, 2017, 7:30 PM

Grand Theater, Foxwoods

Current and former members of Celtic Thunder.

Tickets available through CPTV:


Concert Window

Check out Concert Window ( for live streams

of Celtic and other genres of music. The Burren, a pub in Somerville, MA, streams

many concerts of their Burren Backroom Series through Concert Window.


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:

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


Events/Sports at the IACC


Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22 - All weekend

UCONN is hosting a 7-aside Tournament in Gaelic Football & Hurling with 6 other colleges throughout the region.


Saturday, October 28, 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00

Gaelic Football - U10, U12, & U14 against Shannon Gaels from Queens, NY


Halloween Party

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM

Music by Twice 2 Much from 9 pm - 12 Midnight


Contact:  Josh Ranciato 203-915-2320, Patty Goggins 203-641-4017 or Alice Sette 203-823-0448.


Irish Woman and Irish Man of the Year Annual Banquet

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 7:00 PM

Fantasia, 404 Washington Ave. North Haven

Music will be by the Kitty Kelly Show Band from New York 

Our honorees, John McGowan and Angelique Burke, are two very well deserving recipients.

$65.00 per person

Reservations: Carolyn Hosey 203-248-1538 


Holiday Pies

Order by November 5

From Bishop’s Orchards

$14.00 each, many kinds

$11.00 Sugar Free Pumpkin

Contact: Anne Hines 203-215-5997 ( Sette 203-823-0448 (


Dancing at Lughnasa

Presented by the Gaelic Players

Wednesday, November 8 to Saturday, November 11, 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 12, 3:00 PM

Stay tuned for more information


Holiday Bazaar

December 3, 2017, 9:00 – 3:00

Irish Breakfast: 9:00 – 12:00


Ugly Sweater Party and Toy Drive

December 16, 2017, 6:00 PM


*    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



For photos of sessions and concerts, click on the camera:


Website maintained by Charles Vigue.

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Website updated October 8, 2017