* 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



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


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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

November 24: Katie Murray


*      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

November 19: Loretta Murphy and Katie Murray

November 26: John Tabb and Kira Jewitt


*      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.

November 20 - Jeanne with Donal Sheets (guitar/banjo)


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

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

November 21: Katie Murray


Irish Music Concerts

The Coracles

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 8:30 PM, Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield, CT

Friday, December 6, 3019, 7:30, The Irish American Home Society, 132 Commerce St. Glastonbury, CT

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8:30 PM, Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 8:00 PM, Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Milford, 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/

Friday, November 22, 2019, Irish Heritage Society of Milford - Milford, CT – 8:00 PM

Saturday, November 23, 2019, Playwright Irish Pub - Hamden, CT - 8:30 PM

Saturday, December 28, 2019, Playwright Irish Pub - Hamden, CT - 8:30 PM

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, Playwright Irish Pub - Hamden, CT - 5:30 PM


Brannigan’s Corner

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

Every other Sunday, 7:30 PM

December 1

December 15


Dan Ringrose

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

Friday, December 27, 2019, 5:00 PM, Norbrook Brewery, 203 Stillman Hill Rd., Colebrook, CT


Keith Harkin

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00 PM

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Irish American Community Center, 9 Venice Place, East Haven, CT

Ticket Price: $35 

VIP Sound Check and Meet & Greet: $55 

VIP Meet & Greet: $75

Tickets: https://keithharkin.ticketleap.com/keith-harkin-new-heaven-ct--nov-20th/ 


Cherish the Ladies

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:00 PM

Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, 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



Shannon Heaton (flute), Yan Falquet (guitar), George Keith (fiddle)

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 7:30 PM

Middletown House Concert Series

For reservations and/or directions: 860-983-7963 or jcormack@wesleyan.edu


The Vox Hunters

Armand Aromin (R) and Benedict Gagliardi

The Vox Hunters

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30 PM

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

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:30 PM

The Sounding Board, Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT 


Eileen Ivers

Joyful Christmas

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 8:00 PM

Eileen Ivers – Joyful Christmas

Infinity Music Hall

Norfolk, CT



Gaelic Storm

Thursday, February 13, 2019, 2020, 7:00 PM


Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT



Eileen Ivers

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, Old Saybrook, CT




Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 8:00 PM

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Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT


(203) 438-5795



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/



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


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 Brian 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



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!


Thanksgiving Talent Show

Sponsored by the New Haven Youth Gaelic Football team

Saturday, November 30, 7:00

Contact: Geoff Maxwell, (203) 605-7414 or grmaxwell1601@sbcglobal.net.


Christmas Bazaar


Children’s Christmas Party

December 15, 2019, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Please sign up your children under age 12 at the club by December 10th or by contacting Angelique Burke at angeliqueburke@hotmail.com.



December 29, 2019, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

At the IACC

Loretta Egan Murphy

Rose Flanagan

Joe Heeran


 The Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut

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


ICSA Holiday Market

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Playwright Irish Pub, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

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 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





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 November 10, 2019