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, March 30, 2013

Current Events

Current Events & Weekly Top Irish Links

Tune in tonight (6PM 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: 
http://www.kpft.org/studio/playlist.php

Find On Going Irish Events in the Houston area by clicking 
here.

ALL items (see details below)

-03/30/13 - Blaggards at Dan Electros
-04/05/13 - Blaggards at Ashford Arms Pub
-04/05/13 - Celtic Crossroads at the Big Barn in the Woodlands
-04/05/13 - Constant Billy at the 6th Annual Fulbright Arts Festival, University of St Thomas
-04/06/13 - Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House
-04/06/13 - National Tartan Day Celebration and Fundraiser
-04/06/13 - Celtic Thunder's Keith Harkin at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
-04/11/13 - Dr Joseph McFadden on Queen Victoria''s 4 Visits to Ireland at Univ of St Thomas
-04/12/13 - Joe Scott's 30th! DEAD RABBITS / Meganaut (Austin)/ A Sundae Drive / Super Robot Party
-04/12-13 - The Texas Legacy Fest in Conroe
-04/13/13 - Celtic Voyage at Waldo's Coffee House
-04/13/13 - Celtic Night with the Aeros & the Celtic Chorus of Houston
-04/13/13 - The Rabbits at Rudz!!!
-04/15-19 - TIMES Irish Trad Camp with Fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada in Richardson, TX
-04/20/13 - Memorial Mass for Sister Muriel Clarke (info provided by Lyn Brogan)
-04/20/13 - Harper Tasche Workshop and Concert
-04/24/13 - Solas at the Big Barn in the Woodlands
*04/27/13 - Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games w/ Celtic Chorus & Tom Fooligans (updated info)
-05/02/13 - Clandestine at the Mucky Duck
-05/03-05 - General Sam Houston Folk Festival with Jed Marum & the Celtic Chorus of Houston
-05/04/13 - Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House
-05/06/13 - Molly's Pub Golf Tournament
-05/11/13 - Celtic Voyage at Waldo's Coffee House
*05/11/13 - The Dead Rabbits at Rudyards (correction of date)
-05/30/13 - Jiggernaut at the Mucky Duck
-05/31/13 - Blaggards at the Ashford Arms Pub
-06/07/13 - Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House
-06/14/13 - Celtic Voyage at Waldo's Coffee House
-06/28/13 - Clandestine at the Mucky Duck
-07/12/13 - Clandestine at the Mucky Duck
-11/02/13 - Houston Open Platform Feis and Championships
-11/08/13 - Annual Irish Gala benefiting the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies
*11/20/13 - Celtic Thunder at the Bayou Music Center in Houston
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NEW FEATURE: Top Irish Links for last week (in case you missed them):

The 97th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Uprising is near. If you hadn't heard the following, I thought you might be interested. It was done for CBS radio in 1966 for the 50th anniversary. The narrator is Charles Kurwalt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Kuralt) was the narrator: 

Part 1 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kvMs74E3Wc
Part 2 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5NsMOh_4eE
Part 3 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCsKBdMee8U
Part 4 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDz_tRjkUVs
Part 5 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6DM1J83bjY
Part 6 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1JPJ6i_cCY

These were uploaded to YouTube thanks to K Ryan 
http://www.youtube.com/user/markev123


There are loads of great pictures & other Irish Stuff.  So Join the Irish Aires Page on FaceBook
http://www.facebook.com/groups/35456222064/

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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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kvMs74E3Wc
Part 2 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5NsMOh_4eE
Part 3 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCsKBdMee8U
Part 4 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDz_tRjkUVs
Part 5 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6DM1J83bjY
Part 6 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1JPJ6i_cCY

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-03/30/13 - Blaggards at Dan Electros

ALL AGES show w/Blaggards @ Dan Electro's Guitar Bar

Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
1031 E. 24th, 
Houston, Texas 77009

Saturday, March 30, 2013
8:30pm until 12:30am

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-04/05/13 - Celtic Crossroads at the Big Barn in the Woodlands

8:30 Celtic Crossroads 
$108 / $88 / $68 

Critically acclaimed as "the most exhilarating & authentic show to come to come from Ireland in decades. It is an explosion of youthful energy and dazzling musicianship. THE NEW WORLD FUSION TOUR- to be featured on PBS abounds with fusions of traditional Irish, bluegrass, gypsy & jazz. 

Do Not Miss Dinner served from 6- 7:30 PM. Price Includes: Salad, Choice of Entrée, Dessert, & Soft Bev.

Hours of Operation - Open At 5PM for Dinner Tue. – 
Sat. Breakfast Sat. & Sun only. Closed on Mondays.

The Big Barn
25911 I-45 North
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
281-367-3774

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-04/05/13 - Blaggards at Ashford Arms Pub

Friday, April 5, 2013
9:00pm until 11:00pm

Ashford Arms Pub, 
13308 Westheimer Rd, 
Houston, TX

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-04/05/13 - Constant Billy at the 6th Annual Fulbright Arts Festival, University of St Thomas

Friday April 5, 2013, starting at 7pm Constant Billy will perform at the 6th Annual Fulbright Arts Festival, at the 

University of St Thomas' 
Jones Hall, 
3910 Yoakum Blvd., 
Houston, TX, 77006. 

We are honored to be invited to perform two songs for the second year running at this prestigious event. This year's festival will feature an amazing lineup of very distinguished performers including two opera singers, a Syrian singer with oud and kanun, the extraordinary classical guitarist Marc Garvin, and the amazing overtone composer/singer Stuart Hinds -he sings duets in two-part counterpoint with himself! 

This FREE Festival is open to the public and takes place from 7-8:30pm, with a reception following the performances. For more information, email Dr. Charlene Dykman or call her at (713) 525-3526.

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-04/06/13 - Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House

Waldo's Coffee House – 
1030 Heights Blvd, 
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 869-0700

Saturday night from 7:30-10pm enjoy Houston's masters of musical mayhem Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House in the Houston Heights. No cover charge- we'll pass the hat. Come early and grab a seat in this relaxed, intimate setting. Delish sandwiches & coffee or if you prefer, it's $5 per head to BYOB. We are there the first Saturday of the month.

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-04/06/13 - National Tartan Day Celebration and Fundraiser

Fundraising for the Houston Highland Games Association
Celebrating everything Scottish/American

Top Golf Houston
1030 Memorial Brook Boulevard, 
Houston, Texas 77084

Saturday, April 6, 2013
1:00pm until 3:00pm

Join us for a great afternoon to celebrate everything Scottish. Come kilted and spirited! More details to follow.... Stay Tuned for updates!

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-04/06/13 - Celtic Thunder's Keith Harkin at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar

Keith Harkin who will be performing at Dan Electro's on April 6th.

Fresh off the release of his new single, "Nothing But You and I" (watch the video 
here) and in the midst of an extensive US tour, Celtic Thunder's Keith Harkin celebrated St. Patrick's Day with an opening performance on the NBC televised 252nd Annual New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade in addition to performing the National Anthem at the Boston Celtics game on March 16th.

Keith Harkin's passionate storytelling and vocal gifts landed his self-titled solo debut, Keith Harkin, at Number 1 on Billboard's World Music Album Chart.

Released in the fall of 2012, Keith Harkin was produced by Jochem van der Saag—who has worked with such top-tier artists as Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and Seal. The twelve-track collection split between classic covers and original compositions, illustrates the artist's skills as both an interpreter and a writer.

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-04/11/13 – Dr Joseph McFadden on Queen Victoria''s 4 Visits to Ireland at Univ of St Thomas

Thursday, April 11, 2013 
The Queen Comes to Ireland: The Story of Queen Victoria's Four Visits 
Dr. Joseph McFadden, University President Emeritus and History Professor Emeritus
When: 7:30 pm
Where: Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon, Houston TX 77006
Free and open to the public

Queen Victoria visited Ireland four times during her 63-year reign as the Queen of England and the British Empire.   The visits took place in: 1849, 1853, 1861, and 1900. The purpose and results differed for each trip to Ireland.   None of the visits was a "state visit."  All were characterized as "private" visitations.  A characterization for each visit would be as follows:  1849: reassuring; 1851: enabling; 1861: peaceful; 1900:  a missed opportunity.  We will discuss each of these visits and their impact on Irish history.

Dr. McFadden earned his Ph.D. from Northern Illinois University in American History with a minor in Modern European History and Russian History.  He has traveled extensively in Ireland and taught at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland. He has been with UST since 1988, teaching as a history professor since 1997, and serving as president between 1988 and 1997 and again as interim president in Spring 2004.  Dr. McFadden founded the Center for Irish Studies in 2002.

These events are first-come, first-served.  Please advise us in advance of any mobility issues.  All lectures are free and there is a minimal charge for some concerts. 

Parking is available for $2 in the Moran Center at West Alabama St. at Graustark St.  A campus map is available online under About UST at 
http://www.stthom.edu/public/index.asp?page_ID=3845/.  Alternatively, access www.stthom.edu, then Quick Links on top right hand corner of the Web site, look under On Campus and click the link for Maps.  

Concert and Lecture Sponsors: The Center for Irish Studies Cultural Outreach Forum sponsors our Cultural Outreach Series, along with other sponsors.  Members of the Cultural Outreach Forum are listed below.  Become a member of the Cultural Outreach Forum or a Friend of the Center for Irish Studies!

For more information, contact the Center Director, Lori Meghan Gallagher, JD, at 713-525-3592 or 
irishstudies@stthom.edu.

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-04/12/13 - Joe Scott's 30th! DEAD RABBITS / Meganaut (Austin)/ A Sundae Drive / Super Robot Party

Friday, April 12, 2013
8:00pm

Raisin' hell in Pasa (get down) dena!!!

Da Pub
3918 Fairmont, 
Pasadena, Texas 77504

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-04/13/13 - Celtic Voyage at Waldo's Coffee House

Waldo's Coffee House – 
1030 Heights Blvd, 
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 869-0700

We are one of Houston's most popular Celtic bands. Our mission is simple: "Give our audience a cracking good time, one that they will talk about for weeks." We do it by taking you for a ride on an emotional roller coaster traveling through time to visit the four corners of the Celtic world. We entertain you with toe tapping jigs and reels and rock you with mighty ballads that tell of times and events long past. We will throw in a few funny stories and some banter along the way, just for good measure. We invite you to come along and spend an evening with us; you will not regret it nor forget it. To contact us via e-mail use "celticvoyage@hotmail.com"

Influences:
Too many to name really but here are a few. The Fureys; The Dubliners; The Clancys; Silly Wizard; Steeleye Span; Ladysmith; Pogues; Wolftones; Battlefield Band; Old Blind Dogs etc. Paxton; McTell; Gibson; Lightfoot ...the list goes on and on.

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-04/12-13 - The Texas Legacy Fest in Conroe

Texas Center for Regional Studies is proud to present:

The Texas Legacy Fest

The 200th Anniversary of the 1st Republic of Texas

April 12-13th, 2013

Conroe, TX
Lone Star Monument & Historical Flag Park 
Heritage Place Park   

http://www.texaslegacyfest.org/

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-04/13/13 - Celtic Night with the Aeros & the Celtic Chorus of Houston

Houston Toyota Center
1510 Polk St., Houston, 
Texas 77002

Celtic Chorus will be performing in the concourse area between 6PM-7PM 
(They are going to miss Irish Aires that night!)

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-04/13/13 - The Rabbits at Rudz!!!

Details to come

Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh Dr, 
Houston, Texas 77006

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-04/15-19 - TIMES Irish Trad Camp with Fiddler Oisin Mac Diarmada in Richardson, TX

Week-long camp in Richardson, TX for traditional Irish fiddlers April 15-19, 2013 for intermediate and advanced students ages 18 and older.

Description

Combined with a comfortable setting, other motivated people who want to learn well, and at an affordable price, TIMES Irish Trad Camp has all the makings of an extraordinary learning experience. In the end, you will be much farther along the path to Irish music fluency and mastery of your instrument. Our first camp will be taught by Oisin Mac Diarmada on April 15-19, 2013 at Springhill Retreat Center in Richardson, TX. Please visit our website for more details.

History

TIMES Irish Trad Camps are organized by the Traditional Irish Music Education Society (TIMES), a non-profit organization based in Richardson, TX. One Trad Camp per year will be offered focused on one instrument taught by one master instructor. The first Trad Camp will be held on April 15-19, 2013.

http://irishtradmusic.org/tradcamp/Oisin-MacDiarmada.html

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-04/20/13 - Memorial Mass for Sister Muriel Clarke (info provided by Lyn Brogan)

Arranged and confirmed for Saturday, 20 April at St. John Vianney at NOON. The celebrant will be Fr. Troy Gately, Pastor. The Mass will be in the Chapel and followed immediately by a light lunch in an adjoining building.

The address of St. John Vianney is: 625  Nottingham Oaks Trail; 77079. The location is best described as being parallel to Memorial Drive between Dairy Ashford and Eldridge. Come either direction on Memorial, and turn onto Nottingham at the light. Carmelo's on the corner. 

Fr. Troy became quite friendly with Sr. Muriel during his downtown duties. He provided a couple of funny stories about the two of them during our meeting yesterday. He "admitted" that she had him wrapped around her little finger! He had not heard about her passing away. He was shocked at hearing this news!! 

Well, THANKS TO HIM we got a Saturday Mass and at Noon. 

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-04/20/13 - Harper Tasche Workshop and Concert

Harper Tasche Workshop and Concert
April 20, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013 beginning at 12 noon. 

Harper will conduct two exciting workshops for us followed by a concert featuring his beautiful arrangements and original compositions.

Holiday Inn Intercontinental Airport at 
15222 JFK Boulevard at the Sam Houston Tollway.
Houston 77032

http://www.gulfcoastharpers.org/
Registration: Please 
download the registration form.

Please arrive early (about 11:30) to set up, and please tune at home to save time.
The workshop will begin promptly at 12:00.

Event Schedule: 

Scandinavian Tunes for Harp Players: 12:00-2:00pm
One-hour "meet and greet with Harper
Folk Harp Boot Camp I - Flying Fingers: 3:00-5:00
Two-hour dinner break on your own
Concert at 7:00 pm

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-04/24/13 - Solas at the Big Barn in the Woodlands

8:00 Dinner/Show $88 / $68 / $48

The BIG BARN has become known as one of the great listening rooms in the country featuring nationally recognized artists from contemporary to country, from jazz to bluegrass and everything in between. 

Hours of Operation
Open At 5PM for Dinner Tue. – 
Sat. Breakfast Sat. & Sun only. Closed on Mondays.

The Big Barn
25911 I-45 North
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
281-367-3774

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-04/27/13 - Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games w/ Celtic Chorus & Tom Fooligans (updated info)

The Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games
Public Event · By Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Join us for a True Celtic Festival and Highland Games filled with sights, sounds, tastes, sports and loads of Fun for the whole family! 

Our 2 day event features dancers, music, food, kids activities and sports that is an annual icon not to be missed. 

Mark your calendar and gather your friends because this festival will last a lifetime in your heart and soul. A celebration of rich culture, traditions, good times and so much more. Share us, Like us, Love us! We'll see you soon!

Houston Celtic Festival and Highland Games
1 Abercrombie , 
Houston, Texas 77084

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-05/02/13 - Clandestine at the Mucky Duck

Clandestine
May 2 730 PM
Advance Tickets:  $20.00
Ticket price at the door: $22.00

Clandestine is hard-driving, toe-tapping Texas Celtic sound. They re-formed in 2006 after a four-year break, with the same brand of blasting tune sets and new songs. Al Cofrin, the newest member, brings cittern and another set of bagpipes to the mix.

Percussionist and singer Emily Dugas captivates with her original song collaborations with Al, as well as her singular interpretations of songs in the Celtic genre.

Piper EJ Jones and fiddler Gregory McQueen return with the full force of their individual musical energies. EJ and Al also join Emily on vocals, with many songs now set in three-part harmony.

Once again, Clandestine is a regular feature at the Texas Scottish Festival and the North Texas Irish Festival, as well as their home pub, McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston.

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-05/03-05 - General Sam Houston Folk Festival with Jed Marum & the Celtic Chorus of Houston

Step Back In Time To The 1800s And Enjoy!

The General Sam Houston Folk Festival in Huntsville Texas will celebrate its 26th year on the Sam Houston Museum grounds, the grounds where Sam and Margaret lived with their children.

Information

Admission:
Friday: $3.00 for everyone, all ages!
Adults 6 and over:  $10.00  Good for Saturday and Sunday
Children 5 and under:  $3.00 each day
Students $8.00: Good for Saturday and Sunday
Groups 15 +: $8.00 each paid in one amount. one day only

Parking:
Friday: 19th Street will be closed.
Saturday and Sunday: Drop off entrance is 19th Street. Please follow signs to remote parking with shuttle to Festival.

School Teachers: 
To register for the Friday School Day, contact Cherie Meroney at cmeroney@huntsville-isd.org or (936) 293-2560. 

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-05/04/13 - Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House

Waldo's Coffee House – 
1030 Heights Blvd, 
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 869-0700

Saturday night from 7:30-10pm enjoy Houston's masters of musical mayhem Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House in the Houston Heights. No cover charge- we'll pass the hat. Come early and grab a seat in this relaxed, intimate setting. Delish sandwiches & coffee or if you prefer, it's $5 per head to BYOB. We are there the first Saturday of the month.

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-05/06/13 - Molly's Pub Golf Tournament

May 6, 2013

Save The Date for this Event

Hosted by Molly's Pub

Benefiting the Texas Prader-Willi Association (
www.TXPWA.org)

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-05/11/13 - Celtic Voyage at Waldo's Coffee House

Waldo's Coffee House – 
1030 Heights Blvd, 
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 869-0700

We are one of Houston's most popular Celtic bands. Our mission is simple: "Give our audience a cracking good time, one that they will talk about for weeks." We do it by taking you for a ride on an emotional roller coaster traveling through time to visit the four corners of the Celtic world. We entertain you with toe tapping jigs and reels and rock you with mighty ballads that tell of times and events long past. We will throw in a few funny stories and some banter along the way, just for good measure. We invite you to come along and spend an evening with us; you will not regret it nor forget it. To contact us via e-mail use "celticvoyage@hotmail.com"

Influences:
Too many to name really but here are a few. The Fureys; The Dubliners; The Clancys; Silly Wizard; Steeleye Span; Ladysmith; Pogues; Wolftones; Battlefield Band; Old Blind Dogs etc. Paxton; McTell; Gibson; Lightfoot ...the list goes on and on.

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*05/11/13 - The Dead Rabbits at Rudyards (correction of date)

Saturday, May 11, 2013
8:00pm

Rudyard's British Pub
2010 Waugh Dr, 
Houston, Texas 77006

We're back to raise some hell in the ole brit pub! Joinin' us will be:

Dolly Rockers
Gary Roadarmel & The Parish Commissioners (from NoLa)

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-05/30/13 - Jiggernaut at the Mucky Duck

Jiggernaut
May 30
730 PM

Advance Tickets:  $20.00

Ticket price at the door: $22.00

Preferred seating for dinner guests.

Jiggernaut is not your typical Celtic band, nor are they your typical rock band. Formed in 2000, Jiggernaut is a powerful combination of Celtic, rock and folk music. Drawing from years of experience playing rock and roll, and blues the rhythm section lays down a solid foundation that allows the bagpipes and vocals to soar.

A live Jiggernaut performance is passionate, energetic and always fun. Jiggernaut is the rare band that appeals to audiences from six to sixty, their tunes and songs tell the ancient stories and teach lessons of today's world all in a style that is entirely their own.

(About 'The Well') "One of the finest recordings of the last 10 years...songs of Deanna's composing that you will agree are sure to become classics in traditional Celtic music." - Jack Baker, Irish American News

"Jiggernaut's music is a confident, brash, fiery mix of Scottish and Irish influences and American blue-collar stadium rock...like a head-on collision of the Tannahill Weavers and Runrig....an outfit worth keeping more than one eye on."  - John O'Regan, Irish Music Magazine

"Jiggernaut is that rare band that can have you bopping at a club or jigging on the heath. What's more...they can do it not only on the same song but somehow at the same time." - Houston Press

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-05/31/13 - Blaggards at the Ashford Arms Pub

Friday, May 31, 2013
9:00pm until 11:00pm

Ashford Arms Pub, 
13308 Westheimer Rd, 
Houston, TX

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-06/07/13 - Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House

Waldo's Coffee House – 
1030 Heights Blvd, 
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 869-0700

Saturday night from 7:30-10pm enjoy Houston's masters of musical mayhem Constant Billy at Waldo's Coffee House in the Houston Heights. No cover charge- we'll pass the hat. Come early and grab a seat in this relaxed, intimate setting. Delish sandwiches & coffee or if you prefer, it's $5 per head to BYOB. We are there the first Saturday of the month.


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-06/14/13 - Celtic Voyage at Waldo's Coffee House

Waldo's Coffee House – 
1030 Heights Blvd, 
Houston, Texas 77008
(713) 869-0700

We are one of Houston's most popular Celtic bands. Our mission is simple: "Give our audience a cracking good time, one that they will talk about for weeks." We do it by taking you for a ride on an emotional roller coaster traveling through time to visit the four corners of the Celtic world. We entertain you with toe tapping jigs and reels and rock you with mighty ballads that tell of times and events long past. We will throw in a few funny stories and some banter along the way, just for good measure. We invite you to come along and spend an evening with us; you will not regret it nor forget it. To contact us via e-mail use "celticvoyage@hotmail.com"

Influences:
Too many to name really but here are a few. The Fureys; The Dubliners; The Clancys; Silly Wizard; Steeleye Span; Ladysmith; Pogues; Wolftones; Battlefield Band; Old Blind Dogs etc. Paxton; McTell; Gibson; Lightfoot ...the list goes on and on.

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-06/28/13 - Clandestine at the Mucky Duck

Clandestine
June 28 7:30 PM
Advance Tickets:  $20.00
Ticket price at the door: $22.00

Clandestine is hard-driving, toe-tapping Texas Celtic sound. They re-formed in 2006 after a four-year break, with the same brand of blasting tune sets and new songs. Al Cofrin, the newest member, brings cittern and another set of bagpipes to the mix.

Percussionist and singer Emily Dugas captivates with her original song collaborations with Al, as well as her singular interpretations of songs in the Celtic genre.

Piper EJ Jones and fiddler Gregory McQueen return with the full force of their individual musical energies. EJ and Al also join Emily on vocals, with many songs now set in three-part harmony.

Once again, Clandestine is a regular feature at the Texas Scottish Festival and the North Texas Irish Festival, as well as their home pub, McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston.

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-07/12/13 - Clandestine at the Mucky Duck

Clandestine
July 12 7:30 PM
Advance Tickets:  $20.00
Ticket price at the door: $22.00

Clandestine is hard-driving, toe-tapping Texas Celtic sound. They re-formed in 2006 after a four-year break, with the same brand of blasting tune sets and new songs. Al Cofrin, the newest member, brings cittern and another set of bagpipes to the mix.

Percussionist and singer Emily Dugas captivates with her original song collaborations with Al, as well as her singular interpretations of songs in the Celtic genre.

Piper EJ Jones and fiddler Gregory McQueen return with the full force of their individual musical energies. EJ and Al also join Emily on vocals, with many songs now set in three-part harmony.

Once again, Clandestine is a regular feature at the Texas Scottish Festival and the North Texas Irish Festival, as well as their home pub, McGonigel's Mucky Duck in Houston.

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-11/02/13 - Houston Open Platform Feis and Championships

Tew Academy of Irish dance is pleased to announce our first feis.

The Houston Open Platform Feis and Championships will be held November 2, 2013 in Houston, TX. (exact venue to be announced soon).

Come join us for a dance of Irish dance competition, camaraderie and fun.

Our Feis is sanctioned by the North American Irish Dance Federation, an open platform organization, which means that everyone is welcome to compete regardless of school affiliation or teacher certification. Retired dancers are also encouraged to register as well!

All dance entries will be handled through NAIDF's online registration and feis system, FeisKeeper.

NAIDF Member Schools
Registration Fee: $20.00 (per dancer)
Per Dance: $11.00
Junior and senior championships $20 inclusive.
Non-NAIDF Member Schools

Registration Fee: $23.00 (per dancer)
Per Dance: $13.00
Junior and senior championships $25 inclusive.

Registration Opens January 1, 2013 · Registration Closes October 1, 2013 · Register at
FeisKeeper.com

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-11/08/13 - Annual Irish Gala benefiting the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies

SAVE THE DATE
Friday, November 8, 2013

Annual Irish Gala benefiting
the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies
The Houstonian Hotel,
111 North Post Oak Lane,
Houston, TX 77024

6:30 pm reception; dinner following reception

Honorees: Members of the international community who have been instrumental in building and maintaining peace in Northern Ireland:

Rev. and Mrs. Harold Good

Join us for an enjoyable evening with delicious food, lively entertainment and great company!  We are delighted to honor Rev. and Mrs. Harold Good of Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Rev. Good has served as the President of the Methodist Church in Ireland (for the entire island) and has received many awards recognizing his contributions to peace around the world. The Goods also have played a significant role as mentors to our students on the Flynn Center for Irish Studies' study abroad program in Northern Ireland.  Help us raise scholarships to enable our students to enroll in Irish Studies courses at UST as well as to study abroad in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  Through the funds raised by the Gala, we also raise scholarships to bring Irish and Northern Irish students to study at UST.

For more details, please contact Lori Gallagher
at 713-525-3592 or irishstudies@stthom.edu

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*11/20/13 - Celtic Thunder at the Bayou Music Center in Houston

Bayou Music Center
520 Texas Ave.
Houston, TX 77002

Doors open: 19:30

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Venue Info

Alley Theatre
615 Texas Avenue, 
Houston, Texas
(713) 220-5700

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

Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex
2201 Preston Street
Houston, Texas, 77003

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

Bohemeo's, 
408 Telephone Road, 
Houston, Texas

Brian O'Neils
5555 Morningside Dr, 
Houston, TX 77005
713-522-2603

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)
irishstudies@stthom.edu
www.stthom.edu/irishstudies

Concert Pub Galleria Houston
5636 Richmond Ave  
Houston, TX 77057
(713) 278-7272
http://www.theconcertpub.com/GALLERIA.html

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. 

Deans Credit Clothing 
316 Main Street, 
Houston, Texas 77002

Echo Lounge
1515 Pease St.
Houston, TX
713-659-2000

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

The Goose's Acre Bistro & Irish Pub
21 Waterway Ave,
Spring, TX 77380

The Grand 1894 Opera House
2020 Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone: 800-821-1894
409-763-7173
Fax: 409-763-1068
Email: tickets@thegrand.com

Griff's
3416 Roseland Street
Houston, TX 77006-4307
(713) 528-9912

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

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

Houston Amateur Sports Park.
12131 Kirby Drive, 
Houston, Texas, 77045

Irish American Heritage Assoc.
Municipal Utility District Building
Cimmaron Pkwy at Hidden Canyon Rd (just west of S Mason Rd)
Katy, Texas
http://users.hal-pc.org/~triolamj/

Jesse H Jones Hall for the Performing Arts 
615 Louisiana Street
77002
Houston, TX, US
(713) 227-3974
http://www.houstontx.gov/joneshall/index.htm

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

Kenneally's Irish Pub
2111 S Shepherd Drive
Houston, Texas 77019
713-630-0486

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


The Last Concert Cafe
1403 Nance St. 
Houston, TX.  77002 
713 226-8563

Late Nite Pie
302 Tuam Street
Houston, TX

Listening Room at Nia Moves- 
508 Pecore- in the Heights
Houston, TX  77009
info@niamoves.com

Logon Cafe, 
3508 Calder Ave
Beaumont, Texas
409-832-1529
www.logoncafe.net

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.

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

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

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

Mollys Pub Downtown
509 Main
Houston, TX 77002
713-222-1033

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

Molly's Pub Tomball
28107 Texas 249 ,
Tomball, TX 77375 
281-255-2175     

Molly Malone's Pub
7824 Louetta Road
Spring, TX 77379, United States
(281) 370-4949
FaceBook Page

Molly's on Westheimer
11128 Westheimer 
Houston, Texas
713.789.95

Olde City Pub
14124 Stuebner Airline Road, 
Houston, TX 77069 
832-249-6167

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
413 20th Street  
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 762-9199

R&R Sports Bar & Grill
3338 FM 528, 
Friendswood, TX 77546
281-996-8300 

Scout Bar
18307 Egret Bay Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
(281) 335-0002
http://www.scoutbar.com/home.php

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
713-667-653

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

Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel 
2300 Ships Mechanic Row, 
Galveston, TX 77550

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 
Houston , Texas

The Vanishing Point
2411 Strand, 
Galveston, TX.
(409) 750-9101

Verizon Wireless Theatre
520 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 230-1666

Waldo's Coffee House. 
1030 Heights Blvd , 
Houston , TX 77008 
(713) 869-0700

West Chase Tavern
10630 Westheimer @ Blue Willow 
Houston, Texas 77042 
713-785-5567.

White Swan
4419 Navigation
Houston , TX

Winedale in Round Top, Tx 
3738 FM 2714  
Round Top, TX 78954 
(979) 278-3530
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 jay

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