* Echoes of Erin

Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music

Sundays: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM


The University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut


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


Listen live at www.wnhu.org



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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

August 18: Jeanne Freeman and Ellen Redman

August 25: Katie Murray and Jonathan 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

August 20: John Tabb and Kira Jewett

August 27: Jeanne Freeman and Katie Murray


*      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 and the Flagstone Irish Band

This is a closed session.


*      Wednesdays 7:30: La Boca Restaurant

337 Main St., Middletown, CT

     Music with Jeanne Freeman (fiddle) and guest.

August 21: Jeanne Freeman with Loretta Murphy (button accordion and concertina)


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

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

July and August: Summer Recess


Irish Music Concerts

The Coracles

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Friday, October 18, 2019, 7:30, The Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St. Glastonbury, CT

Friday, November 1, 2019, 7:30, John Boyle O’Reilly Club, Springfield, MA

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

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


The Jolly Beggars

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 4:00 PM, Wethersfield Porch Fest, Hurlbut-Dunham House, Wethersfield, CT

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Sunday, September 15, 2019, 5:00 PM, Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine, Granby, CT

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00 AM, Simsbury Fly-In, Car Show and Food Truck Festival, Simsbury Airport, Simsbury, CT

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 8:30, The Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

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


Brannigan’s Corner

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

Every other Sunday, 7:30 PM

August 25

September 8

September 22


Dan Ringrose

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Friday, September 6, 2019, 6:30 PM, Glastonbury Irish Club, 132 Commerce Street

Thursday, September 12, 2019, Elks, 30 Washington Street, New Britain, CT

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:00 PM, Milford Irish Festival (Dan and Jeanne Freeman)

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


The Pipers’ Gathering


Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18, 2019

Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT

Concerts in the Evening

Scottish smallpipes – Barry Shears, Michael Roddy 

Northumbrian pipes – Ian Lawther

Uilleann pipes – Joey Abarta, Torrin Ryan
Flute – Brad Hurley

English greatpipes, Gaita, cornemuse  – Laura Mackenzie 

Scottish smallpipes, Uilleann pipes, whistle – Chris Gray
Fiddle – Jamie Laval



John Doyle and Mick McAuley

Thursday, August 29, 2019, 7:30 PM

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Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road Fairfield, CT

For reservations: tmquinn@shamrockirishmusic.ccsend.com



Dan Ringrose and Jeanne Freeman

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 3:00 PM

Milford Irish Festival, Fowler Field, Milford, CT


Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM

Milford Irish Festival, Fowler Field, Milford, CT


The Vox Hunters

Armand Aromin (R) and Benedict Gagliardi

The Vox Hunters

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 8:00 PM

Branford Folk Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT


Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El, 29 Dayton Road, Waterford, CT


The High Kings

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 8:00 PM

The High Kings

Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk, CT



Tommy Sands

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 8:30 PM

Café 9, 250 State St, New Haven, CT

Tickets: https://tommysands.brownpapertickets.com/


Archie Fisher

Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Branford Folk Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT


Irish Christmas in America

Thursday, December 9, 2019, 7:00 PM

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Oisín Mac Diarmada (producer/fiddle), Séamus Begley (vocals/accordion), Niamh Farrell (vocals),

Gráinne Hambly (harp/concertina), Sean Gavin (flute/uilleann pipes), Samantha Harvey (dance/piano)

Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA



Eileen Ivers

Joyful Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM

Eileen Ivers – Joyful Christmas

Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT




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


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/


Irish Festivals

Milford Irish Festival

Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday, September 14

3:00 PM – Dan Ringrose and Jeanne Freeman

5:00 PM – Liz McNicholl Band

7:00 PM - Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones

9:00 PM The Druids

More Coming Soon! Check out their web site: http://milfordirish.org/page/21571


Greater Danbury Irish Festival

September 20, 21, 22, 2019

65 Sand Pit Rd, Danbury, CT




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

Sunday, August 18, 2019

8:00 AM: Hurling Minors Final – Kilkenny vs. Galway

10:30 AM: Hurling Final - Kilkenny vs. Tipperary



Every Friday, 7:00 PM

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


New Haven Gaelic Football and Hurling Club

70th Anniversary Dance

Saturday, September 14, 6:00 PM

6:00 - 7:00 PM Cocktail hour with a champagne toast

Light fare of cheese & crackers, sweet meatballs, sandwiches and wings

7:00 -11:00 PM Dancing with The Noel Henry Band


Family Day

Saturday, September 28, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Lots of activities for the family.


Playwright Golf Tournament

Sunday, September 29, 12:00 Noon

Alling Memorial Golf Course, 35 Eastern St., New Haven, CT.

This tournament is the single largest fundraiser for the Youth Football Program.

Please consider sponsoring a tee for $75 or providing something for the raffle.

$125 per Golfer

Please contact one of the Committee Members:  Sonny Ryan (203) 494-7531; John McCormack (203) 651-9634; John McGowan (203) 314-7073 or Julie Mendez (203) 687-3850.


 The Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut

There are many events organized, sponsored and hosted by the IC&SA. Become a member!



ICSA Thimble Island Cruise

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Reservations: Shaun Donnelly (203-948-4245 or  sdonnelly@icsa-home.org).


 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



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



Dan Milner’s new book, The Unstoppable Irish: Songs and Integration of the New York Irish, 1783-1883,

 published by Notre Dame University Press is now available.





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 August 16, 2019