Links for Musicians, Bands, Venues, Festivals, Dance, Calendars, Events, Organizations,...

Social Dances

American Contra, English Country, Irish Ceili, and Scottish Country Dance

Delaware Valley Branch of Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - greater Philadelphia area

Harrisburg Scottish Country Dance Society - Mechanicsburg, PA

IAANWJ - Irish American Association of North West Jersey - Wharton, NJ

Lambertville Country Dancers English Country Dance - Newtown, PA

Lehigh Valley Scottish Country Dance Society - Allentown, PA

Mt. Airy Contra Dance - Irish Center in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Ceili Group Irish figure and set dances

Red Rose Scottish Country Dancers - Manheim, PA

Valley Contra Dance - Bethlehem, PA

Local Irish Step Dance Schools

An Clár School of Irish Dance - Albany, NY and Stanhope (Byram Twp), NJ

DeNogla-Ardmore Academy of Irish Dance - Verona, Rutherford, Westfield, Ledgewood, and Hamilton, NJ

Caitrin Academy of Irish Dance - King of Prussia, Royersford, and Shippack, PA

Coyle School of Irish Dance - Camp Hill, PA - Mt. Airy, PA - NE Philadelphia, PA - Oreland, PA - Bridgeport, PA - Cherry Hill, NJ

Dó Cairde School of Irish Dance - Middletown, DE - West Chester, PA

Heritage Irish Dance Company - Green Brook, NJ - Middletown, NJ - Clinton, NJ - Wharton, NJ - Chatham, NJ

Irish Stars Parker School of Irish Dance - Hellertown, PA

Kenny Cavanaugh School of Irish Dance - Dingmans Ferry, PA

McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance - Edgemont, PA - Newtown Square, PA

McElligott School of Irish Dance - Stroudsburg, PA

O'Grady Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance - Easton, PA - Hatfield, PA - Bloomsbury, NJ - Allentown, PA

Wick-Hegarty School of Irish Dance - Denville, NJ and Sparta, NJ

Local Bands

Across the Pond

Banna Lach

Belfast Connection


Boys of County Bucks

Burning Bridget Cleary

Seamus Carmichael Sean-Nos and Traditional Song

The Celtic Martins

Celtic Rebels Band

Celtic Spirit Band

Patrick Clifford

Down by the Glenside

Fig for a Kiss - acoustic guitar and fiddle duo with Celtic and contemporary influences

Fire in the Glen

Fisher and Maher

Fred Gilmartin

House of Hamill - Rose Baldino (Burning Bridget Cleary) and Brian Buchanan (Jubilee Riots formerly known as Enter the Haggis)

Irish Blessing

Jameson Sisters

The Jolly Tars - Ken Purcell and Jake Laubach - Nautical, Irish, Traditional and Historical Music

Killen Clark - Irish and American acoustic songs

Mary Kay Mann - Celtic Harp, voice, flute, whistle

McDermott's Handy

Diarmuid MacSuibhne

The Morrigan

Robert Mouland - WireHarp productions

Bill O'Neal

Parting Glass Band

Piper's Request

Poor Man's Gambit - Corey Purcell, Genevieve Gillespie, and Dylan Richardson

Corey Purcell - button accordian, guitar, cittern, bodhran, vocals, and step dance

Ken Purcell - member of The Jolly Tars and The Shanachians

River Drivers

Rizzetta's Tones

Brigid Robine - accordian

The Rogue Diplomats


The Shanachians

Smitty's Kitchen - South NJ and Southeast PA

Tara Minstrels

Ellen Tepper

Steve Walker

Charlie Zahm - Coatesville, PA

NON-Local Bands

Joey Abarta - uilleann pipes

The Alt - John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy and Eamon O'Leary


Barrule - traditional and contemporary Manx music

Battlefield Band

Moya Brennan

Paddy O'Brien - Button Accordian



Kevin Burke - fiddle

John Byrne Band

Laura Byrne - Irish flute and whistles

Caladh Nua

Calan - accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp, and clogging

John Carty - fiddle, banjo, guitar, and flute

Karan Casey

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Cherish the Ladies

The Chieftains

Christmas with the Celts

Chulrua (cool-ROO-ah)



Copley Street

Maura O'Connell

Robbie O'Connell - Singer, Songwriter

Mary Courtney




Tony DeMarco - Sligo style fiddle


Gabriel Donahue


John Doyle

Seamus Egan Project

Alasdair Fraser

The Friel Sisters


James Galway


The Gloaming


The Gothard Sisters

Len Graham - Traditional Irish Singer and Storyteller

Len Graham and Brian Ó hAirt In Two Minds

Brian Ó hAirt

Gráinne Hambly - Irish Harp

Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson - Masters of the Celtic Harp

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Matt and Shannon Heaton

Shannon Heaton

Noel Hill - concertina


Irish Christmas in America produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada

The Irish Rovers

James Keane - button accordian

Jimmy Keane - piano accordian

Paddy Keenan - Uilleann Pipes

Nuala Kennedy - Flute

Seamus Kennedy

Ken Kolodner

Grey Larsen

Lilt - Tina Eck and Keith Carr


Cassie & Maggie MacDonald - Nova Scotia

Natalie MacMaster - Cape Breton fiddler

Eric McDonald - guitar and mandolin. See also McKasson & McDonald, Outside Track, Will Woodson, Daymark, and Cantrip

Paul McKenna Band

Makem & Spain Brothers

Mick Moloney

Caitlín Nic Gabhann - concertina and dance

John Nolan - accordian

North Sea Gas - Scottish Folk

Laurence Nugent - Irish flute and whistle

Carlos Núñez - Galicia

Open the Door for Three - Liz Knowles, Pat Broaders, and Kieran O'Hare

Pipers Union - David Power, Ciaran Somers, and Donal Clancy

David Power - Uilleann Pipes

Raw Bar Collective - Conal Ó Gráda (flute), Benny McCarthy (accordion) & Dave Sheridan (fiddle)


O'Rourke's Feast - Paddy O'Brien, Suzanne Rhees, Amy Shaw, Kathleen Green, Sherry Ladig, Ingrid Jans, and Rosa Wells


Aoife Scott

Skipper's Alley

Socks in the Frying Pan - Shane Hayes, Fiachra Hayes, and Aodán Coyne


Tannahill Weavers


Gerry Timlin

Timlin and Kane

Triptych - Laura Risk, Paddy League, and Kieran Jordan - Boston, MA

Cillian Vallely - Uilleann pipe

Cillian & Niall Vallely, Buille, and more

Robert Watt - Highland, Border, Small, and Uilleann pipes

Wheezer and Squeezer - Jeremiah McLane & Timothy Cummings, traditional music on bagpipes and accordion

John Whelan - accordian

Will Woodson - Traditional music on Border pipes and wooden flute

The Yanks - Dylan Foley, Dan Gurney, Isaac Alderson, and Sean Earnest - New York


Acoustic Music Scene.com

Bucks County Folk Song Society

Ceol Agus Rince Promotions

Celtic Classic - Bethlehem, PA

Chiff and Fipple

Comhaltas - Delaware Valley Branch

Commodore John Barry Arts and Cultural Center - Philadelphia, PA

East of the Hebrides Entertainments - Organizers for Scottish/Irish Music Festival and trips to Scotland and Ireland

The Folk Project - New Jersey's premier acoustic music and dance organization

Irish Philadelphia - NOTE: Closing website with renewed focus on facebook group. Website is up as of Dec 2017, but is not being updated.

Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts - Lebanon, PA

Lehigh Valley Celtic - Bethlehem, PA

MacSwiney Club - Jenkintown, PA

Mudcat Cafe

Philadelphia Ceili Group

Pocono Dulcimer Club - Stroudsburg, PA

Real Good Music - booking agent for Moya Brennan, Fullset, Girsa, Goitse, Irish Christmas in America, Mànran, Runa, Slide, Tannahill Weavers, and more

Scottish Society of the Lehigh Valley - Allentown, PA

Susquehanna Folk Music Society - Central Pennsylvania's grass-roots voice for folk music and dance


Act II Playhouse - Ambler, PA

Allentown Symphony Hall - see Miller Symphony Hall

Annie Bailey's - Lancaster, PA

Annenberg Center - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Appalachian Brewing Company - Harrisburg, PA

Appell Center for the Performing Arts - York, PA (formerly the Strand-Capitol)

Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA

Bally Hotel - Bally, PA

Barn Star Concert Series - house concerts Southwest Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Birdhouse Center for the Arts - Lambertville, NJ

Historic Blairstown Theater - see Roy's Hall, Blairstown, NJ

Blue Shamrock Golf Club - Palmerton, PA

Boyertown State Theatre - Boyertown, PA

Braveheart Highland Pub - Hellertown, PA

Bucks County Performing Arts Center - Yardley, PA

Carlisle Theatre - Carlisle, PA

Civic Theatre of Allentown - Allentown, PA

Colony Meadery at the Moravian Book Shop - Bethlehem, PA

The Cooperage Project - Honesdale, PA

Coatesville Traditional Irish Music Series - Coatesville, PA

Colonial Theatre - Phoenixville, PA

Columcille - Stroudsburg, PA

Crossroads Concerts - Philadelphia

Doc's Irish Pub - Gilbertsville, PA

The Dubliner on the Delaware - New Hope, PA

Eicher Museum & Arts Center - Ephrata, PA

The Fenix Room at Molly Maguire's in Phoenixville - Phoenixville, PA

Flanagan's Pub - Shillington, PA

F. M. Kirby Center - Wilkes-Barre, PA

Funk Brewing - Elizabethtown, PA

Godfrey Daniels - Bethlehem, PA

Green Willow - Wilmington, DE

Harmony Presents - Hawley, PA

Historic Hotel Bethlehem - Bethlehem, PA (NOTE: check Facebook page a few days before St. Patrick's Day Parade and the Celtic Classic)

IAANWJ - Irish American Association of North West Jersey - Wharton, NJ

Jack Callaghans - Allentown, PA

Kelsey O'Shay's Pub & Grille - two locations - Douglassville, PA - Barto, PA

Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA

Kildare's Pub - West Chester, PA

Landhaven B&B - Huff's Church, PA

Lansdowne Folk Club - Lansdowne, PA

Longwood Gardens - Kennet Square, PA

Mauch Chunk Opera House - Jim Thorpe, PA

Mayo Performing Arts Center - Morristown, NJ

McCarter Theatre Center - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

McCarthy's Red Stag Pub - Bethlehem, PA

McCleary's Irish Pub - Marietta, PA

Miller Symphony Hall - Allentown, PA (formerly Allentown Symphony Hall)

Molly Maguire's Restaurant and Pub - Phoenixville, PA

Molly's Pub - Lancaster, PA

New Castle County Irish Center - Wilmington, DE

New Hope Winery - New Hope, PA

The Newton Theatre - Newton, NJ

Ottsville Traditional Arts Center - Ottsville, PA

Perkasie Patchwork Coffeehouse - Perkasie, PA

Porters Pub - Easton, PA

Roy's Hall - Blairstown, NJ

Sands Event Center - Bethlehem, PA

Scranton Cultural Center - Scranton, PA

Sly Fox Brewing Company - Pottstown, PA and Phoenixville, PA

Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Alehouse - Reading, PA

Sellersville Theatre - Sellersville, PA

State Theatre - Easton, PA

SteelStacks Free Music - Bethlehem, PA

SteelStacks Ticketed Concerts - Bethlehem, PA

Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks - Bethlehem, PA

Strand-Capitol, York, PA - see Appell Center for the Performing Arts

tellus THREE SIXTY - Lancaster, PA

Tin Angel / Serrano Restaurant - Philadelphia, PA

Touchstone Theatre - Bethlehem, PA

Trust Performing Arts Center - Lancaster, PA

Ugly Oyster Drafthaus - Reading, PA

The Ware Center at Millersville University - Lancaster, PA

WCU Live! - West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Weis Center for the Performing Arts - Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Williams Center for the Arts - Lafayette College, Easton, PA

World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA

Zoellner Arts Center - Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

Music Camps and Workshops

Acadia Trad School - Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts on the College of The Atlantic campus - Bar Harbor, ME - usually last full week of June

Augusta Heritage Center - Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV - Irish week - 3rd full week after Independence Day Holiday in July

Catskills Irish Arts Week - East Durham, NY - 2nd full week after Independence Day Holiday in July

Catskills Irish Arts Fall Weekend (formerly Banjo Burke Festival) - East Durham, NY - Columbus Day weekend in October

CCÉ Musical Arts and Dance (MAD) Week - Bethesda, MD - 1st full week after Independence Day Holiday in July

Fiddle and Pick Irish Music Weekend - Pegram, TN - Columbus Day weekend in October

Gertrude Byrne's #1 Irish Weekend - Villa Roma Resort, Callicoon, NY - first weekend of November

Harpers Escape Weekend - New Brunswick, NJ - 1st weekend in October. Note that the last Harper's Escape Weekend may be October 2016.

Maine Fiddle Camp - Montville, ME - Full weeks and weekends in June and August

The Northeast Squeeze-In - Becket, MA - 3rd or 4th weekend in September

The Northeast Tionól - East Durham, NY - 3rd (sometimes 4th) weekend in October

Philadelphia Ceili Group Annual Traditional Irish Music and Dance Festival - West Mt Airy, PA - weekend after Labor Day

Pipers' Gathering - Litchfield, CT - North America's most comprehensive alternative bagpipe event, mid- to late-August

St. Louis Tionól - St. Louis, MO - usually last weekend in April

Somerset Folk Harp Festival - Parsippany, NJ - 3rd weekend in July

Southeastern Harp Weekend - Asheville, NC - usually last full weekend in October

Southeast Pipers Club Tionól - Spring Meeting usually last weekend of March or first weekend of April in Orlando, FL or Tybee Island, GA. Fall Meeting usually last weekend in September at Spruce Pine, NC

Swannanoa Gathering Celtic Week - Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC - mid-July

Upper Potomac Music Weekends - Shepherd University Student Center, Sherperdstown, WV - Fiddle Retreat in January - Pipers' Weekend in January - Spring Music Weekend in March

Celtic Festivals

(Under Construction: partial list as of March 2017)



Rose and Shamrock Irish Festival and Feis - Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, PA

East of the Hebrides Entertainments - Mid-Winter Scottish and Irish Music Festival and Fair, Valley Forge Casino Resort, King of Prussia, PA - NOTE: Mid-Winter Festival ended its 24 year run in 2016


King Street Seisiún - hosted by Tellus360, Annie Bailey's, and Lancaster Office of Promotion, Lancaster, PA

Shamrocks & Shenanigans - Ephrata, PA



Philadelphia Fleadh - Bensalem, PA

Shawnee Mountain Celtic Festival - Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, East Stroudsburg, PA

Mayfair Festival of the Arts - Celtic Music Festival on Memorial Day inside Ag Hall, Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA - NOTE: Mayfair Festival of the Arts ended its 30 year run in 2016


Celtic Fling & Highland Games - Pennsylvania Renaissance Fairegrounds at Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Manheim, PA

Havertown Irish Festival - Manoa Shopping Center rear lot, West Chester Pike, Havertown, PA

Patch Town's Irish Fest - Eckley Miners' Village, Weatherly, PA


Adams County Irish Festival - Gettysburg, PA

Berks County Oyster Festival - Sinking Spring, PA


Scottish & Irish Weekend - Pennsylvania Renaissance Fairegrounds at Mount Hope Estate and Winery, Manheim, PA


McLain Celtic Festival - Two Mile House, Carlisle, PA

Philadelphia Ceili Group Annual Traditional Irish Music and Dance Festival - West Mt Airy, PA

Covenanter Scottish Festival - Octorara Church, Quarryville, PA

Celtic Craic Festival - Harrisburg, PA

Celtic Classic - Bethlehem, PA




Saint Patrick's Day Parades

New Jersey
ClintonNJ www.fssphunterdon.com Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Hunterdon County New Jersey
MorristownNJ paradeday.com Morris County New Jersey
NewtonNJ sussexcountynjirish.com Sussex County New Jersey
SomervilleNJ www.somervillesaintpatricksparade.com  
New York
New YorkNY www.nycstpatricksparade.org Mid-town Manhattan
AllentownPA www.allentownstpatricksparade.com
Visit Facebook page for up-to-date information
ConshohockenPA aohnd1.com AOH Notre Dame Division 1, Montgomery County Pennsylvania
GirardvillePA girardvilleirishparade.com John "Jack" Kehoe AOH Division #1 of Girardville, Pennsylvania
HarrisburgPA www.harrisburgstpatricksdayparade.com  
Jim ThorpePA www.carbonstpatricksparade.com Carbon County Pennsylvania
PhiladelphiaPA www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com  
ScrantonPA stpatparade.com  
StroudsburgPA www.poconoirishamericanclub.com/parade.html Pocono Mountains Pennsylvania
Wilkes-BarrePA wilkes-barre.city/special-events/  
YorkPA www.yorksaintpatricksdayparade.org