Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island

50 America Street, Cranston RI

riirishclub.org 

Upcoming Concerts, Dance, Pub Nights, Lectures 

Fall 2019- subject to tweaks and confirmations…

 

 

 

Friday, October 4- First IrishTraditional Music SESSION of the Season with Armand Aromin and Torrin Ryan, starts about 8 pm, come enjoy tea and your favorite beverage while listening to the finest young (and some well- seasoned) local trad musicians in the area. 

 

Every Monday: Set Dance Classes with Barry and Pat Callahan, in the Hall, all welcome, beginners encouraged, no partner required, wear dance or soft soled shoes and learn the sets! Starts 7:15 pm. 

 

Saturday October 12: SEAN SANDS touring the area for the first time in years…in concert in the Hall! Doors open at 7 pm, music begins 7:30, more details TBA soon. 

 

Friday, October 18- General Membership Meeting 7 pm in the Pub and at 8 pm- Welcome back the intrepid Pub Night Singers with a pint at the bar and join in the choruses. 

 

Friday, October 25- 7:30 pm- LECTURE presented by 1916 Committee- in the Hall, music in the Pub to follow with Sean Connell, FREE

 

Saturday, October 26- Legendary fiddler and Club favorite FRANKIE GAVIN in concert in the Hall. doors open at 7 pm, music at 7:30 $25 general public, $20 members

 

Friday, November 1: Irish music session and CELTIC HALLOWEEN “Samhain” Celebration in the Pub, 8:30 pm. One favorite night! Enjoy some spooky stories, a few wild concoctions from our bar staff, snacks, music, and poetry as we bring on the Celtic new year and raise a glass to the ancestors and those who have gone before. FREE for all members and their guests. 

 

November 2018: Cozy at the Club Month

 

Every Monday, 7:15 pm: Set Dance Class in the Hall, Barry and Pat Callahan

 

Every Thursday evening and Saturday Morning : Meg Lynch with Goulding School Irish Step Dance Classes in the Hall

 

TURKEY RAFFLE! Keep an eye out for your chance to win the traditional Thanksgiving Turkey Raffle! Tickets will be available at all events and in the Pub.

 

Friday November 8; 7:30 pm- LECTURE presented by the 1916 Committee- in the Hall- Music in the Pub with Tim Keohane

 

Friday, November 15: 7 pm General Membership Meeting 7 pm in the Pub and at 8 pm- Pub Night Sing and TURKEY RAFFLE  with a pint at the bar and join in the choruses. 

 

Saturday November 16: Hanz Araki Band returns to the hall upstairs. A special favorite last year, with astounding flute playing from Hanz, lovely vocals from Coleen Raney, and guitar backup with Dan Faiella, this Portland, Maine based outfit has international roots  Tickets for members $15, others $20, doors open at 7 and music begins at 7:30

 

Saturday November 23: Mary King and Phil Edmonds and friends mark the 20th Anniversary of “Celebrating Ireland in Song and Story” in a special Pub concert. Harp, whistle, vocals and storytelling will make for a cozy evening. More details TBA. 

 

November 28-30 Closed for Thanksgiving

 

December 2019: Irish Christmas Delights! 

 

Friday, December 6: 1916 Committee Lecture 7:30 pm, music in the Pub to follow with Colm O’Brien. FREE

 

Sunday, December 8: Tentative date for Children’s Christmas Party, afternoon

 

Sunday, December 15: Tentative date for Ceilidhe Club Christmas Dance Party, live music for dancing TBA

 

Friday, December 20: 7 pm General membership meeting followed by our Christmas Carol sing! Annual favorite! 

 

PLANNING AHEAD

  • Trip to Ireland Raffle Tickets - Free Gift Cards to send as a holiday gift! Available December 1.

  • Irish Language Classes with Sheila Hogg begin again in March 2020- watch for announcement

  • Save the Date: Friday, January 31: BRIGID’S EVE festivities in the Pub- Make a St. Brigid’s Cross, enjoy door prizes and special treats, special guest musicians TBA

 

January 2020: NEW YEAR, NEW DECADE! 

 

Every Monday, 7:15 pm: Set Dance Class in the Hall, Barry and Pat Callahan

 

Every Thursday evening and Saturday Morning : Meg Lynch with Goulding School Irish Step Dance Classes in the Hall

 

Trip to Ireland Raffle Tickets on sale at all events

 

Friday, January 3: IrishTraditional Music SESSION with Armand Aromin and Torrin Ryan, starts about 8 pm, come enjoy tea and your favorite beverage while listening to the finest young (and some well- seasoned) local trad musicians in the area. 

 

Friday, January 10: Pub Open

 

Friday, January 17: 7 pm - General membership meeting!  followed by tentative Pub Sing

 

Friday, January 24: 1916 Committee Lecture in the Hall, 7:30 pm followed by Music in the Pub TBA

 

Friday, January 31: BRIGID’S EVE festivities in the Pub- Make a St. Brigid’s Cross, enjoy door prizes and special treats, special guest musicians TBA

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