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Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music

Sundays: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM


The University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut


Pat and Joan Kennedy      

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


Listen live at www.wnhu.org


 Irish music radio/internet programs

Photos of sessions and concerts


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Traditional Music Sessions

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

July 15: Loretta Murphy and Kevin Fontaine

July 22: Dan Gurney and Damien Connolly

July 29: Loretta Murphy and Dan Foster


*      2nd and 4th Sundays 4:00 PM to 7:00 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

July 17: Jeanne Freeman and Ellen Redman

July 24: John Tabb and Dan Foster

July 31: Loretta Murphy and Jeanne Freeman


*      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 PM, La Boca Restaurant, 337 Main St, Middletown, CT

July 18: Jeanne Freeman and Katie Murray


*      3rd Thursday 7:45 PM to 10:00 PM: P.V. O'Donnell Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Traditional

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

No session in July. Check below for the Cherish the Ladies concert!


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

On sabbatical for the summer.



The Coracles

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT

Saturday, August 18, 2018, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT

Saturday, September 1, 2018, 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM, Christy’s Irish Pub, New Haven, CT

Saturday, September 22, 2018, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM, Playwright Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT

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


Brannigan’s Corner


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

Alternate Sundays at 7:30 PM

July 15, 29


Cherish the Ladies

Friday, August 3, 2018, 7:30 PM

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*      Special concert sponsored by the P.V. O'Donnell branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

St. Agnes Church Hall, 400 Merwin Avenue, Milford, CT

Tickets, $20.00 advance: https://pvodonnellcce.brownpapertickets.com.

Door: $25.00


Sharon Shannon Band

Monday, August 6, 2018, 7:30 PM

Gaelic American Club, Fairfield, CT

74 Beach Road Fairfield, CT

To reserve, contact Tim Quinn at tmquinn@optonline.net



Dylan Foley (fiddle), Dan Gurney (button accordion), and Christina Dolphin (Irish flute)

Friday, August 10, 2018, 7:30 PM


Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center 6 Lake Ave, Danbury, CT


 To reserve, contact Tim Quinn at tmquinn@optonline.net.


John Hoban

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Tressler’s Barn, Easton, CT


Summer Festivals

The Pipers’ Gathering

August 10 – 12, 2018,

Wisdom House, Litchfield CT


Brighde Chaimbeul, Anthony Robb & Blackie O’Connell

Fiachra O’Regan, Chris Gray, Rosalind Buda, & William Woodson

Seán Gavin & Sophie Lavoie

For further information: http://www.pipersgathering.org/


Greater Danbury Irish Festival

September 21, 22, 23, 2018


Local Irish Clubs and Organizations

http://png-3.findicons.com/files/icons/1191/quickpix_2007/128/shamrock.png 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/Sports at the IACC

GAA Football and Hurling
Sunday, July 15

9:00 AM    GAA All-Ireland Hurling Quarter-Final: Kilkenny Vs. Limerick

11:00 AM    GAA All-Ireland Football Quarter-Final: Galway Vs. Kerry

1:00 PM    GAA All-Ireland Football Quarter-Final: Kildare Vs. Monaghan


New Haven Junior League Football

Sunday, July 22, 2018, 10:30 AM, IACC vs Fermanagh


Annual Golf Tournament

Friday, September 7, 2018, 8:30 AM


Includes green fees, golf cart, hot dog and beer at the turn and lunch.

Tee sponsorships are also available.

For further information, please contact Kevin Roxbee 

203-843-8554 or IACCpresident2018@gmail.com


*      The Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut

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



Saturday, July 28, 7:30

Sunday, July 29, 3:00

Lay Me Down Softly


Written by Billy Roche and directed by Karl Ryan.  

Rescheduled following the earlier postponement.

Presented by the Connecticut Irish Theater Troupe and the Irish Cultural and Sports Association

For info or tickets contact Margaret 203-675-6683 mspren@snet.net

You can also purchase tickets online icsa-home.org or ctirishtheatertroupe.brownpapertickets.com


*    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





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 July 15, 2018