Irish music at these venues:
First Saturday Session takes place the 2nd Saturday in December (Dec. 14) at The Warehouse Pub on W. Gaines Street from 7 ’til 10 pm. The local band Roisin mo Chroi (Rose of My Heart) hosts this session featuring seasonal songs and tunes to get everyone into the spirit of the season. Singer Judy Johnson (guitar) will include some of our favorites like “Mrs. Fogarty’s Christmas Cake” with “a crust that was nailed on with glue” accompanied by Charles Johnson on mandolin, Marie Donnelly on fiddle, and Ernie Brock on flute. They’ll include familiar carols like “What Child Is This?” followed by “Greensleeves Jig” and encourage everyone to join in and share a favorite Christmas song or tune.
First Sunday: 7 pm The Warehouse on Gaines St. (great parking now)
Third Sunday: Fermentation Lounge in the All Saints District (check for times)
Fourth Sundays: 7 pm, Finnegan’s Wake Irish Pub at Manor at Midtown, Fifth Ave & Thomasville Rd. Traditional Celtic tunes with Sligo Line.
Not only is the antique bar straight out of Ireland but the sounds of Irish music along with the best of Irish whiskeys and Guinness on tap transports one to the emerald isle. Jane Scott on fiddle, Gordon Scott on tenor banjo, and Aaron O’Rourke on guitar play the best of Irish music in Tallahassee joined by other great Irish session players in town. Come on out from 7 ’til 10 pm to sample the taste, feel, and sounds of Ireland.
Dec. 8 – Sunday for a Sligo Line pre-Christmas Irish music warm up at Finnegan’s Wake!
Tallahassee’s own railway band will be delivering spirited jigs, reels, assorted hornpipes, and a boxcar load of great songs. All this brought to you by some of the finest musicians in town.
So, join us starting at 7 PM until the last note about 10 PM!
Irish Step Dancers perform “Snow Queen”
at Chiles High School Auditorium
Dec. 29- Sunday
Friends of Sligo, Ireland will again be hosting a session with special Dublin/NY singer songwriter Donie Carroll in The Tap Room 7-10ish. All musicians are invited to come out so, please bring your party piece to add to the fun!!
The Irish Rovers in concert at Ruby Diamond
(FSU’s Seven Days of Opening Nights)
TIS Roast of Jackie Pons, Leon County Schools Superintendent
Who’s going to prod our Jackie about his quirks and missteps? Sheriff Larry Campbell, who took a bit of roasting himself, and Bob Gabordi, editor of the Tallahassee Democrat. Many others who want to poke an all-in-fun stick at Jackie. The Roast will take place at the American Legion at Lake Ella. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. More details to follow.
TIS Irish Festival and Parade!
Contact Ken Crawford, Festival Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk in the Parade, then open the Festival on Kleman Plaza. Watch this space for more info to come.
Irish Repertory Theatre performance of “The Shaughran”
(The Irish Trickster)
in Conradi Theatre at FSU. Ticket information closer to the opening date.
Irish Repertory Theatre performance of “The Factory Girls” in
the Coffee House at TLT. Ticket information closer to the opening date.
Sligo Sister City Program sponsors a trip to Sligo, Ireland for the
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, or, loosely, the All Ireland Music Festival.