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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

Philadelphia Ceili Group Irish figure and set dances

Valley Contra Dance - Bethlehem, PA

Local Irish Step Dance Schools

An Clár School of Irish Dance - Albany, NY and Byram, NJ (Sussex County)

DeNogla-Ardmore Academy of Irish Dance - Verona, Rutherford, Westfield, Ledgewood, New Providence, and Hightstown, NJ

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

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

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

Heritage Irish Dance Company - Middletown, NJ - Boonton, NJ - Clinton, NJ - Wharton, NJ - Metuchen, NJ - Martinsville, NJ - Chatham, NJ

Irish Stars Parker School of Irish Dance - Hellertown, PA

Kenny Cavanaugh School of Irish Dance - Milford, PA - Hampton, NJ

McDade-Cara School of Irish Dance - Edgemont, PA

McElligott School of Irish Dance - Stroudsburg, PA

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

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

Local Bands

Across the Pond

Banna Lach

Belfast Connection

Bill O'Neal

Blackwater

Brigid Robine - accordian

Burning Bridget Cleary

The Celtic Martins

Charlie Zahm - Coatesville, PA

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

Diarmuid MacSuibhne

Down by the Glenside

Ellen Tepper

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

Fintan Malone

Fisher and Maher

Fire in the Glen

Fred Gilmartin

Gerry Timlin

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

Irish Blessing

Jameson Sisters

Jodee James

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

Kane and Beatty

Ken Purcell - member of The Jolly Tars and The Shanachians

Killen Clark - Irish and American acoustic songs

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

McDermott's Handy

The Morrigan

Parting Glass Band

Patrick Clifford

Piper's Request

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

River Drivers

Rizzetta's Tones

The Rogue Diplomats

The Shanachians

Smitty's Kitchen - South NJ and Southeast PA

Tara Minstrels

Timlin and Kane

Robert Mouland - WireHarp productions

Seamus Carmichael Sean-Nos and Traditional Song

Seasons

NON-Local Bands

Alasdair Fraser

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

Altan

Barrule - traditional and contemporary Manx music

Battlefield Band

BUA

Buille

Caitlín Nic Gabhann - concertina and dance

Caladh Nua

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

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald - Nova Scotia

Celtic Fiddle Festival

Cherish the Ladies

The Chieftains

Chulrua (cool-ROO-ah)

Cillian Vallely - Uilleann pipe

Comas

Dàimh

Danú

Dervish

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

FullSet

Gabriel Donahue

Girsa

The Gloaming

Goitse

The Gothard Sisters

Gráinne Hambly - Irish Harp

Gráinne Hambly and William Jackson - Masters of the Celtic Harp

Grey Larsen

Irish Christmas in America produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada

The Irish Rovers

James Galway

James Keane - button accordian

Jimmy Keane - piano accordian

John Byrne Band

Joey Abarta - uilleann pipes

John Carty - fiddle, banjo, guitar, and flute

John Doyle

John Nolan - accordian

John Whelan - accordian

Karan Casey

Kevin Burke - fiddle

Ken Kolodner

Laurence Nugent - Irish flute and whistle

Laura Byrne - Irish flute and whistles

Len Graham - Traditional Irish Singer and Storyteller

Len Graham and Brian Ó hAirt In Two Minds

Lilt - Tina Eck and Keith Carr

Lunasa

Makem & Spain Brothers

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Mary Courtney

Matt and Shannon Heaton

Maura O'Connell

Mick Moloney

Natalie MacMaster - Cape Breton fiddler

Nuala Kennedy - Flute

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

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

Paddy Keenan - Uilleann Pipes

Paddy O'Brien - Button Accordian

Paul McKenna Band

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)

Robbie O'Connell - Singer, Songwriter

RUNA

Seamus Kennedy

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

Solas

Tannahill Weavers

Teada

Tony DeMarco - Sligo style fiddle

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

Cillian & Niall Vallely, Buille, and more

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

Wheezer and Squeezer - traditional music on bagpipes and accordion - Vermont

Will Woodson - Traditional music on Border pipes and wooden flute

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

Organizations

Acoustic Music Scene.com

Bucks County Folk Song Society

Ceol Agus Rince Promotions

Celtic Classic - Bethlehem, PA

Chiff and Fipple

Comhaltas - Delaware Valley Branch

East of the Hebrides Entertainments - Organizers for the Annual Mid-Winter Scottish and Irish Music Festival and Fair, Valley Forge Convention Center

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

Irish Philadelphia

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

Venues

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

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

Braveheart Highland Pub - Hellertown, PA

Bucks County Performing Arts Center - Yardley, PA

Burning Bridge Tavern - Wrightsville, PA

Carlisle Theatre - Carlisle, PA

Civic Theatre of Allentown - Allentown, PA

The Cooperage Project - Honesdale, PA

Coatesville Traditional Irish Music Series - Coatesville, PA

Colonial Theatre - Phoenixville, PA

Columcille - Stroudsburg, PA

Crossroads Concerts - Philadelphia

The Dubliner on the Delaware - New Hope, PA

Eicher Museum & Arts Center - Ephrata, PA

Flanagan's Pub - Shillington, PA

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

Funk Brewing - Elizabethton, PA

Godfrey Daniels - Bethlehem, PA

Green Willow - Wilmington, DE

Harmony Presents - Hawley, PA

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

Jack Callaghans - Allentown, PA

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

Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA

Kildare's Pub - West Chester, PA

Landhaven B&B - Huff's Church, PA

Lansdowne Folk Club - Lansdowne, PA

Legends Cafe - Lebanon, PA

Longwood Gardens - Kennet Square, PA

Mauch Chunk Opera House - Jim Thorpe, PA

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

New Castle County Irish Center - Wilmington, DE

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 (formerly the Historic Blairstown Theater)

Sands Event Center - Bethlehem, 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

State Theatre Preservation Society - Boyertown, PA

SteelStacks Free Music - Bethlehem, PA

SteelStacks Ticketed Concerts - Bethlehem, PA

Levitt Pavilion at SteelStacks - Bethlehem, PA

Strand-Capitol - York, PA

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

Weaversville Inn - Northampton, 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

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

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 June 2016)

January

February

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

March

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

Shamrocks & Shenanigans - Ephrata, PA

April

May

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

June

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

July

Adams County Irish Festival - Gettysburg, PA

Berks County Oyster Festival - Sinking Spring, PA

August

September

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

October

November

December

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
Pennsylvania
AllentownPA www.allentownstpatricksparade.com
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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.craicpa.org  
Jim ThorpePA www.carbonstpatricksparade.com Carbon County Pennsylvania
PhiladelphiaPA www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com  
ScrantonPA www.stpatparade.com  
StroudsburgPA www.poconoirishparade.org Pocono Mountains Pennsylvania
Wilkes-BarrePA www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/stpats.php  
YorkPA www.yorksaintpatricksdayparade.org