This site includes the postings from the Irish Aires email list. This includes a listing of Irish/Celtic events in the Houston area and other information that the Irish Aires radio program posts.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Current Events

Tune in tonight (6PM CST or Midnight Irish time) for the Irish Aires show.  To hear a live streaming show go here.  To hear it in the KPFT archives go here

To see our playlist as we play it, go to:
Find On Going Irish Events in the Houston area by clicking here.

*Announcement: IRISH AIRES relaunches their WEB PAGE at:  NEW WEB ADDRESS

ALL items (see details below)

-07/02/11 - Bill & Emily hosts Irish Aires at 6PM on 90.1FM in Houston (
-07/16/11 - Blaggards at Big John's
-07/29/11 - Blaggards at R&R Sports Bar
-07/30/11 - Blaggards at Molly Malones in Spring, TX
-08/14/11 - Blaggards at Molly's Pub in Tomball
-08/20/11 - Blaggards at Molly's Pub in Kingwood
*09/18/11 - Danny O'Flaherty at the Mucky Duck
-09/24-25 - Sherwood Celtic Festival at McDade, Texas
*09/25/11 - Irish Aires Fund Raiser at Dan Electros Guitar Bar
*09/30/11 - Green Cards at the Mucky Duck
-10/21/11 - Blaggards at R&R Sports Bar
-11/04/11 - Annual Irish Gala Benefiting William J Flynn Center for Irish Studies
-11/23/11 - Band of Heathens at the Mucky Duck

New On Going events & Announcements:

Irish Aires has a new daily IRISH NEWSPAPER at

From: Sterling Dafydd <>
Date: Fri, May 6, 2011 at 8:28 AM
Subject: Welsh Class/Dosbarth Cymraeg

Have you ever traveled to Wales??  Were you confused with all the bilingual signs with all those consonants??  Did you hear people speaking the 'old language' and wished you could understand just a little bit???  Do you plan to travel to the land of the bards...the land of song...the land of castles???

Well now is your chance to  come and struggle with other learners as we explore basic Welsh.  The Welsh Language Lover's Society meets weekly in the Heights on Sunday afternoons. 

We are recruiting new students to study this fascinating of the oldest in Europe.  We use a combination of books with a video course, and the cost is free.....remember free is a very good price!!! 

So whether you want to learn because it's your heritage, or because you want to be a part of one of the most successful language revivals in the past 100yrs, or just because you're curious, please consider joining our group....for more information please email me at  or phone me at 832-794-7274

In case you missed our 1916 Uprising show, I found the whole recording the album on YouTube (Click here). Our links for lyrics & other interesting stuff regarding this show can be found at Part 1 and Part 2.

We are going to Ireland on May 25th & we might get a little behind in our current events this summer.  Another good source to check is Dianna Shipman's Calendar of events


-07/16/11 - Blaggards at Big John's

Big John's
6150 Wilcrest Drive
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 498-3499


-07/29/11 - Blaggards at R&R Sports Bar

R&R Sports Bar & Grill
3338 FM 528, Friendswood, TX 77546
Set: 10:00 PM

Tickets: Call venue for info


-07/30/11 - Blaggards at Molly Malones in Spring, TX

Molly Malone's
7824 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX 77379


-08/14/11 - Blaggards at Molly's Pub in Tomball

Sunday, August 14, 2011
10:00 PM 

Molly's Pub Tomball
28107 Texas 249 ,
Tomball, TX 77375


-08/20/11 - Blaggards at Molly's Pub in Kingwood

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Set: 10:00 PM

Molly's Pub Kingwood
29803 Loop 494,
Kingwood, TX 77339


*09/18/11 - Danny O'Flaherty at the Mucky Duck

Showtime 6 PM

This talented musician switches seamlessly from guitar to accordion to tin whistle to harmonica. His repertoire is extraordinary. Haunting ballads of loves lost and found, songs of the sea and glen, aching calls for tolerance and peace, jigs and reels; Gaelic favorites - traditional tunes interspersed with original hit recordings from his popular CDs - all this and a bewitching personality that has audiences young and old calling for more.


-09/24-25 - Sherwood Celtic Festival at McDade, Texas

Time               Saturday, September 24 at 10:00am - September 25 at 7:00pm
Location         Sherwood Forest
1883 Old Hwy 20
McDade, TX

Our entertainment lineup (as of June 2011):

Beth Patterson
Poor Man's Fortune
Abby Green
The Blaggards
The Bedlam Bards
The Tea Merchants
Diane Linn
Sarah Dinan
Near by Far
Lauren Morris

Many Clans will have encampments where they teach about their histories.

Scottish heavy athletics will be running throughout the day.

More info is available on our website:


*09/25/11   Irish Aires Fund Raiser at Dan Electros Guitar Bar

With the support of Houston's Irish Society & Katys Irish American Heritage Society, Irish Aires will hold their second fund raising Picnic at:

Dan Electros Guitar Bar in the Heights
131 E 24th street (between N Main & Airline)
Houston, Texas

An afternoon of great Celtic music & a FREE picnic (hamburgers, hot dogs & something for the vegetarians) lunch.


*09/30/11 - Green Cards at the Mucky Duck

Showtime 7 PM & 9:30 PM

From the first notes struck together in 2003 through tours with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson and up to and beyond their fourth studio album in 2009, The Greencards have won steadily escalating acclaim for their multi-dimensional Americana vision. Each step they've taken has widened their appeal. Their releases have topped the Billboard Bluegrass charts. Two singles have garnered Grammy nominations. They've earned ovations from "newgrass" music devotees at MerleFest and rock loyalists at Lollapalooza.


-10/21/11 - Blaggards at R&R Sports Bar

R&R Sports Bar & Grill
3338 FM 528, Friendswood, TX 77546
Set: 10:00 PM

Tickets: Call venue for info


-11/04/11 – Annual Irish Gala Benefiting William J Flynn Center for Irish Studies

Friday, November 4, 2011
Annual Irish Gala benefiting the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies
Houstonian Hotel, 111 North Post Oak Lane, Houston, TX 77024
7 p.m.

Tickets: $250 per person 
Tables of 10: $2,500, $3,500, $5,000, $10,000, $15,000 and $20,000

Honorees:  Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, Most Reverend John McCarthy, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Austin, and Most Reverend Vincent M. Rizzotto, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Gala Chairs:  Kate and Robert J. Signorelli

2010 Members of the Cultural Outreach Forum are listed below.  Renew your Cultural Outreach Forum membership for 2011 or become a member of the Forum or a Friend of the Center for Irish Studies!  Help us present another stellar line-up of musicians, storytellers, academic scholars and much more!

Contact Lori Meghan Gallagher, JD, Director, William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, at 713-525-3592 or  The mailing address is University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX 77006.


-11/23/11 - Band of Heathens at the Mucky Duck

Band of Heathens
November 23
930 PM
Advance Tickets: SeatingStanding $20.00
Ticket price at the door: $22.00

"If you still haven't caught up with this group yet then why not? They are magnificent live in concert, and [One Foot in the Ether] proves that they are just as excellent in the studio . . . I could carry on raving about every track on the album, but instead I will just highly recommend that you go out and buy this fantastic album.

Also make sure you try and get to see these guys in concert as soon as you can." —MAVERICK ". . . what makes these Heathens so refreshingly different is the overall musicianship and seamless blending of alt-rockers, folk tales, gutbucket blues and heartland anthems."—CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"The Band of Heathens, an Austin-based group, played the best set I came across during my five nights in town (at SXSW 2009)."—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"One Foot in the Ether is sure to reinforce the band's place in the Austin music scene . . . ready-made for sitting on the back porch with a cold beer, a rock 'n' soul affair evocative of Little Feat, The Band and The Black Crowes."—AUSTIN-AMERICAN STATESMAN

Austin's Band of Heathens is a supergroup of sorts — frontmen Ed Jurdi, Gordy Quist and Colin Brooks all worked as solo artists before falling into a partnership three years ago. But this is no battle of egos: All three write together, and trade off lead vocals as if passing a bottle of wine around a campfire.

One Foot in the Ether bears the musical influences of forbears like the Band and the Black Crowes while embodying timeless lyrical themes of salvation and sin. Bass player Seth Whitney and drummer John Chipman make for a sympathetic rhythm section, keeping the trio of equally matched talents upfront tied together seamlessly. —COUNTRY WEEKLY


Venue Info

Ashford Arms Pub
14605 Perthshire,
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 497-5316

Big John's
6150 Wilcrest Drive,
Houston, TX 77072
(281) 498-3499

Brian O'Neils
5555 Morningside Dr,
Houston, TX 77005

Bull & Bear
11980 Westheimer Rd # A
Houston, TX 77077-6670
(281) 496-6655

Cactus Music & Records
210 Portsmouth
Houston, TX

Center for Irish Studies, University of St Thomas
Lori Meghan Gallagher, JD
Director, Center for Irish Studies
University of St. Thomas
3800 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
713-525-3592 (direct)
713-525-3866 (fax)

Continental Club
3700 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002-9504, United States
(713) 529-9899

Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
1031 East 24th Street
Houston, TX 77009.

316 Main St,
Houston, Texas

Echo Lounge
1515 Pease St.
Houston, TX

Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Road at Highway 290,
Houston, Texas

The Grand 1894 Opera House
2020 Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: 800-821-1894
Fax: 409-763-1068

Highland Village Farmer's Market,
2720 Suffolk Dr.
Houston, Texas

House of Blues
1204 Caroline St,
Houston, TX 77002
(888) 402–5837

JP Hops House\
2317 South Highway 6
(one block north of Westheimer on Highway 6)
Call 281-496-0623


2808 Milam Street
Houston, TX
77006 (713) 523-7775
(click HERE for map)

Late Nite Pie
302 Tuam Street
Houston, TX

Listening Room at Nia Moves-
508 Pecore- in the Heights
Houston, TX  77009

Logon Cafe,
3508 Calder Ave
Beaumont, Texas

Lucky's Pub
801 Saint Emanuel Street, Houston, TX 77003
(713) 522-2010

Lynn's Longbranch Saloon
5505 Pinemont Houston, TX 77092-2619
(713) 686-8668 NO cover.

Mc Gonigel's Mucky Duck
2425 Norfolk Street
Houston, TX 77098-4113
(713) 528-5999

Millbend Coffeehouse
1370 North Millbend
( @ Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church )
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Molly Maguires
15945 Kuykendahl Rd,
Houston, TX 77068
(281) 580-6167

Molly Malone's
7824 Louetta Rd,
Spring, TX 77379

Mollys Pub Downtown
509 Main
Houston, TX 77002

Molly's Pub Kingwood
29803 Loop 494,
Kingwood, TX 77339

Molly's Pub Tomball
28107 Texas 249 ,
Tomball, TX 77375

Molly's on Westheimer
11128 Westheimer
Houston, Texas

Olde City Pub
14124 Stuebner Airline Road,
Houston, TX 77069

R&R Sports Bar & Grill
3338 FM 528,
Friendswood, TX 77546

Shamrock Tavern
16150 Stuebner Airline Rd. Suite F
Spring, TX

Sherlock's Baker Street Pub
10001 Westheimer
Houston TX 77042

St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
8915 Timberside Drive
Houston, 77025

Stats Sports Bar & Grill
10480 Louetta Rd,
Houston, TX 77070

Union Tavern
435 El Dorado Blvd # A,
Webster, TX 77598
(281) 486-6644 

Urban Harvest Farmers Market
In the Parking Lot behind
3000 Richmond at Eastside
, Texas

Waldo's Coffee House.
1030 Heights Blvd,
Houston, TX 77008

(713) 869-0700

White Swan
4419 Navigation
Houston, TX


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