* Echoes of Erin

Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music

Sundays: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM


The University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut


Join us on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM


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


Listen live at www.wnhu.org



Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Echoes-of-Erin-158682951466552/


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

March 1: Jeanne Freeman/Mike Melanophy

March 8: John Tabb/Kira Jewitt

March 15: NO SESSION

March 22: John Whelan/Damien Connolly

March 29: John Whelan


*      Tuesdays 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM: The Playwright Irish Pub

1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

March 3: Loretta Murphy/Katie Murray

March 10: Katie Murray/Jonathan Warner

March 17: NO SESSION

March 24: Loretta Murphy/Ellen Redman

March 31: Jonathan Warner/Dan Accardi


*      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


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

337 Main St., Middletown, CT

     Music with Jeanne Freeman (fiddle) and guest.


 Thursdays (3rd) 7:45 PM: P.V. O'Donnell branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

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

March 20: John Whelan, Dylan Foley, Conor Hearn

At Milford Club. See announcement below.


 Saturdays (4th) 3:00 – 5:00 PM: Burke-Curry-Seery branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

Charlie’s Pizza – 386 Prospect St., East Hartford, CT


Irish Music Concerts

The Coracles

Friday, February 28, 2020, 7:00 PM, Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St., Glastonbury, CT

Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:00 PM, Black Rock Yacht Club, 80 Grovers Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 8:30 PM, Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 3:30 PM, Irish American Community Center, Venice Place, East Haven, CT

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6:00 PM, Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Friday, March 20, 2020, 7:00 PM, Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St., Glastonbury, CT

Saturday, April, 2020, 8:30 PM, Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

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


The Jolly Beggars

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

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 2:00 PM, East Granby Public Library

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 2:00 PM, Shenanigan's Irish Festival, Stony Creek Brewery, Branford, CT

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:00, Windsor Public Library

Friday, March 13, 2020, 8:00 PM, Center Stage Theatre, Shelton, CT

Saturday, March 14, 2020:
12:00 PM -Southbury Public Library - Southbury, CT
4:00 PM - Heritage Village Southbury - Southbury, CT
8:00 PM - Center Stage Theatre - Shelton, CT

Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2:00 PM, Playwright Irish Pub - Hamden, CT



Brannigan’s Corner

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Duffy’s Tavern, 241 Campbell Avenue, West Haven, CT

Every other Sunday, 7:30 PM

March 8

March 22

April 5


Brannigan’s Corner

Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:00 PM

Thimble Island Brewing Company, Branford, CT


Mick Moloney, Billy McComiskey, Athena Tergis

Tuesday, March 10, 7:30 PM


The Martire Center, Sacred Heart University, 5841 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT

Information: greggburnett@optimum.net or 203-255-3848


Dan Ringrose

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



Sunday, March 1, 2020, 7:00 PM

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Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

Tickets: http://www.nbotickets.com/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=360&event=11440


Karan Casey

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:30 PM

Middletown House Concerts

Reservations/Information: jcormack@wesleyan.edu or call 860-983-7963.


Dublin City Ramblers

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:00 PM

Dublin City Ramblers

Infinity Music Hall, Hartford

Tickets: https://www.infinityhall.com/Events/dublin-city-ramblers-3-6-2020/



Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 PM

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Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

Tickets: https://www.nbotickets.com/auto_choose_ga.asp?area=360&event=11542


Jerry O’Sullivan


The Greater Bridgeport Symphony

Eric Jacobsen, Conductor

There and Back Again

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT

Tickets and Information: https://gbs.org

There and Back Again will be a wonderful evening with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony.

Jerry O’Sullivan will perform Shaun Davey’s The Brendan Voyage — a travelogue of the 6th-century voyage of St. Brendan “the Navigator”. The Greater Bridgeport Symphony will follow Jerry with Dvorak’s 9th Symphony “From the New World.”

Sofia Gilchenok, a co-winner of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony’s Young Instrumentalists’ Competition will perform Bartok’s Viola Concerto.



March 19-22, 2020

Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT

5 Shows

Tickets: https://www.oakdale.com/


John Whelan, Dylan Foley, Conor Hearn

Friday, March 20, 2020

Irish Heritage Society of Milford

131 Bridgeport Ave, Milford, CT


The High Kings

Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Garde Arts Center, New London, CT

Tickets: https://gardearts.org/events/the-high-kings/



Friday, March 20, 2020, 8:00 PM


2017 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards Folk Band of The Year

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT



John Whelan and Brian Conway

with Conor Hearn

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8:00 PM

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First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main Street, Branford

Hosted by the Branford Folk Music Society


Claudine Langille and Silas Hamilton

April 25, 2020, 7:30 PM

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House Concert

3 Lark Road, Simsbury, CT

Reservations: burkecurryseery@gmail.com or 860-217-0990


One for the Foxes

Tadhg Ó Meachair (piano/accordion), Dave Curley (vocals/guitar), Joanna Hyde (vocals/fiddle)

Sunday, May 3, 2020,7:00 PM

Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT



Gaelic Storm

Sunday June 21, 2020, 8:00 PM

Gaelic Storm

Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, Connecticut


St. Patrick’s Day Parades

Stamford: Saturday, March 7, 2:00 PM

Hartford: Saturday, March 14, 11:00 AM

Milford: Saturday, March 14, 1:00 PM

New Haven: Sunday, March 15, 1:30 PM


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


Every Friday, 7:00 PM

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


Hurling and Football

Saturday, February 29

2:15 PM: Football – Mayo vs Kerry

4:15 PM: Football – Tyrone vs Dublin


Sunday March 1

9:00 AM: Hurling – Galway vs Cork

11:00 AM – Football – Donegal vs Monaghan

1:00 PM: Tipperary vs Waterford


Indoor Training

Indoor training has started. See Schedule below. All times are 10:30 AM to 12:00 Noon.

 Training is at the Connecticut Sportsplex, 216 Foxon Rd., North Branford

 The dates and times are:

March 1


IACC Golf Classic

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Alling Memorial Golf Club

35 Eastern Street New Haven, CT 06513

Entry Fee: $125.00 per player

For further information, please contact:

Tracy Williams, 203-673-6169, tlove507@hotmail.com 

Nikki Brooks, 203-215-8756, tiggernrp@sbcglobal.net


 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



 West Haven Irish American Club



*    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





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 February 28, 2020