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Welcome to 2013 at the ICCRI! The Upcoming Calendar is full of your old favorites as well a new events that will ensure that everyone will find something of interest! Check back often as new events are always being planned!


Events News

Traditional Concert Series:

Tony DeMarco and Siobhan Butler put on an absolutely fabulous concert and ceili on Friday 2/15/13.  Tony’s virtuoso fiddling was augmented by Siobhan’s outstanding sean nos step-dancing – see the videos on our Facebook page!  After a brief break, Tony was back with local musicians to make up an All-Fiddle Ceili band where they kept the dancers hopping until well after 11PM.

Several other concerts and concert-ceilis coming up – check them out!

3/22: Kevin Burke 8PM $20
4/20: Paddy O’Brien and Daithi Sproule Concert Ceili. Concert 7PM, Ceili 8:30-10:30PM $15
5/11: Oisin MacDiarmada and Seamus Begley Return! Concert and Ceili – note the change of date! Concert 7PM, Ceili 8:30-10:30PM $15


March Events 

March 1st: Tom Lanigan: - Pub Night 7PM.  Free admission.

March 8th: Meetings/Nominations Board Meeting 6:45PM, General Meeting/Nominations 7:30PM. Pub opens 7PM.
March 9th: Set Ceili Dance:Music by Devine’s Diner and directed by
Barry and Pat Callahan.  8PM $10 per person – no partner necessary!

March 13th: Set Up for St. Patrick’s Day:Set up the upstairs and downstairs areas. 6:30PM.

March 15th: Traditional Music and Song Session at the Pub: Join Jimmy Devine and guest musicians and singers for a great session of traditional Irish music and song.  Pub opens at 7PM – free admission.

March 17th: St. Patrick’s Day Celebration: Mass 12PM, Flag Raising 1PM, Traditional Music by the Amadans starting at 1:30PM.                

March 22nd: Kevin Burke Returns!  Kevin Burke's fiddle playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. He has been established as a first class musician ever since his work in the early 1970's (with such renowned performers as Arlo Guthrie, Christy Moore and the Bothy Band). During his long musical career Kevin has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher and as a member of some of folk music's foremost groups including the exciting Celtic Fiddle Festival and Ireland's long admired and respected Patrick Street. 8PM Tickets are $20 - ADVANCED RESERVATIONS are strongly recommended as this concert will sell out.


.Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song

'Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song' is made of local musicians who have put together a wonderful program of Irish song, music and storytelling. All programs are free and the more the merrier. Phil Edmunds (button accordian, tin whistle player & resident leprechaun), Hughie Purcell (guitarist & vocalist, from Dublin) & Mary King (Celtic harp, fiddle, vocals, bodhran, dance, storyteller) will be playing at the following venues. Mary King teaches a beginning Irish jig before the program so if you'd like to learn a fun dance, come a little early & we'll get you dancing! Family friendly, of course!

March 2nd - 2-3pm, Exeter Public Library, 773 Ten Rod Road, Exeter, R.I. 294-4109
March 7th - 7-8pm, Rochambeau Public library, 708 Hope St. Providence, R.I. 272-3780
March 8th - 7-8pm, Uxbridge Public Library, 15 North Main St. Uxbridge, Mass. 1-508-278-8624
March 9th - 1-2pm, Woonsocket Public Library, 303 Clinton St. Woonsocket, R.I. 767-4126
March 9th - 4-5pm, Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, Greenville, R.I. 949-3630
March 10th -3:30-4:30pm, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St. Providence, R.I. 455-8134
March 11th -7-8pm, East Providence Public Library, 41 Grove Ave. East Prov. R.I. 434-2453
March 12th - 7-8pm, George Hail Free Library, 530 Main St. Warren, R.I. 245-7686
March 13th - 7-8pm, South Kingstown Public Library (Peacedale), 1057 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown, R.I. 789-1555
March 14th - 6:30-7:30pm, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, R.I. 683-9457
March 15th 7-8pm, North Kingstown Public Library (Wickford), 100 Boone St. North Kingstown, R.I. 294-3306 (with the fabulous Kelly School of Irish Dance!).

March 16th - 11-12noon, Arts Alliance of Marlborough, Marlborough, Mass. (Venue to be announced) 1-978-562-1646.

July 18th - 7:30-8:30pm, South County Museum, 115 Strathmore St. Narragansett, R.I. 783-540


April Events 

April 4th: Board Meeting 7PM.

April 5th: Pub Night with Irish traditional singer Norman Payne.  Norman is a veteran of the local Irish show bands and frequently entertains at the Cape Cod Irish Village. Pub opens 7PM - Free Admission!

April 12th: Friday Night Pub Night: Pub Opens at 7PM – entertainment TBA!

April 13th: Set Ceili Dance:Music by Devine’s Diner and directed by Barry and Pat Callahan.  8PM $10 per person –

April 19th: Traditional Music and Song Session at the Pub: Join Jimmy Devine and guest musicians and singers for a great session of traditional Irish music and song.  Pub opens at 7PM – free admission.

April 20th: Paddy O'Brien with Dáithí Sproule Concert Ceili: Two-Button accordianist, Paddy O’Brien is regarded by serious players and collectors of Irish traditional music as one of the tradition’s most important repositories; in a career that spans nearly forty years, he has collected more than 3,000 compositions—jigs, reels, hornpipes, airs, and marches, including many rare and unusual tunes. Guitarist Dáithí Sproule of Derry, a seminal figure in Traditional Irish music, pioneered DADGAD guitar tuning for Irish music and is a fine singer in English and Irish.Concert 7PM, Ceili 8:30-10:30PM. Tickets are $15.

April 26th: Friday Night Pub Night: Entertainment TBA. Pub opens at 7PM.    


May Events 

May 11th: Oisin MacDiarmada and Seamus Begley Concert Ceili: From Co. Sligo,Oisín Mac Diarmada, is widely regarded for an individual and subtle stylistic approach to Irish fiddling. In 2003, following the release of his solo album, 'Ar an bhFidil' (On the Fiddle) on the Green Linnet label, the Irish Echo's Earle Hitchner called him "one of the most gifted and creative traditional fiddlers playing today." Séamus Begley comes from one of Ireland's most musically acclaimed families. He is known for his sean-nós ("old style") singing, hailing as he does from the Irish-speaking region of West County Kerry. Equally brilliant on the accordion, Séamus plays with astonishing energy and spontaneity, belting out jigs, slides and polkas with rapid sprays of ornamentation. Begley has won numerous awards including Best Folk/Celtic Duo at the 2009 Ireland's Music Awards. Concert 7PM, Ceili 8:30-10:30PM Tickets are $15.


Gaelic and Garlic Night
An annual favorite held at St. Maria Goretti Church! Entertainment by Music Machine and catering by Pauly Penta.  April 20th 6-11PM.  165 Power Road, Pawtucket, RI. $25 p.p. Tickets must be purchased in advance-none will be sold at the door. Please call Frances Flynn 726-4289.


Ireland's 32 Society News
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance: Sunday March 3rd: Music by John Connors and the Irish Express. The Imperial Room at the Shriner’s, One Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI.  Cocktail Hour 12-1PM, Traditional Corned Beef Dinner 1PM followed by dancing.  Tickets are $32 per person, to be purchased in advance.  For ticket information, please call Nancy McBride (401)438-6514, Myra Gillen (401) 724-2425, Bob Ryan (401)787-6216, Maureen McBride Bellamy (401) 247-2826.

Special Requests

Honor Guard Committee: Anyone interest in being on the Honor Guard should call or write Art Curry at (401) 739-6633 or alc2848@aol.com. If needed, members on the committee will be called and if available, will meet him at the church for funeral services for deceased members and their families.

Landscaping Committee: Anyone interested in being on the Landscaping Committee can call or write Art or Peg Curry at (401) 739-6633 or email Art at alc2848@aol.com. The purpose would be to get some ideas for the Club's proprty and help plant in the spring. We need you, and as Art says, he does not have a green thumb!


Ongoing Collections

Food Bins: Please bring a non-perishable food item to any event you attend at the club. Funds to go to RI Food Bank.

Ronald McDonald House Boxes: Collect and Donate your can tabs.



Members Corner

General Meeting: The general membership meetings are usually every other month on the third Friday at 7:30PM - but please check the Events Listings as these dates are subject to change. Committees Meetings are held directly after the General Meetings.

Board Meetings: 1st Thursday of every month. 7:00PM.

Website Additions/Changes: Please contact Karon Hartshorn at info@irishclubri.org


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