Enjoy playing cards? Every Thursday evening at 7 pm. in the downstairs lounge, members and guests are invited to join in a friendly game of Setback.
List of 2022 books
January: Holding by Graham Norton
February: The commitments by Roddy Doyle
March: Pick your own book by author Colin Toibin
April The GAA and the War for Independence by Tim Pat Coogan
May: Rememberings by Sinead O’Connor
June: The Country Girls, by Edna O’Brien
July: Grownups by Marian Keyes
August: Snowflake by Louise Nealon
September: Pick your own book by author Joseph O’Connor
October: Dracula by Bram Stoker
November: This is Happiness by Niall Williams
December: Mauve in America by Mauve Higgins
Live traditional Irish music continues at the Irish American Home Society, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Come join the singers and musicians at this open seisiun. Listen or play along with the lively jigs and reels…sing a song if you are so inclined… or simply relax and enjoy the music of Ireland. This is an opportunity to learn Irish music.
For more information, contact Liz Raymond (860) 614-9431.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings (except the fourth Wednesday of the month). Vaccinations required for dancing.
This is a cultural function of the Irish American Home Society and there is no charge. The only requirements are hard-soled shoes and a little stamina. Classes begin at 7 pm.
Please see our Connecticut Irish Set Dancers Facebook page or contact Liz Raymond at (860) 614-9431 for more information.
The Hartford Unit of Irish Northern Aid meets the 3rd Friday of every month in the Upstairs Hall of the Irish American Home.
Since 1970, the Irish Northern Aid Committee has been at the forefront in support of the struggle for freedom, justice, and self determination for all the people of Ireland.
For more information, contact Tom McBride (860) 983 - 0846.
Colm O’Brien… Dublin-born, now residing in Boston. One of the most passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated devotees of the Irish ballad tradition. Born into the heritage of Irish music, stretching back generations in his family, Colm continues to celebrate those traditions today. And with the full spirit of a True Dub!
Career highlights include stints with The Prodigals and Rud Eile. Has shared the stage with Finbar Furey, Andy Irvine and other legends. Colm performs today as a solo artist as well as occasionally with long-time friend Martin Butler, the acclaimed bodhran master.
Celtic-American singer songwriter/entertainer. Jeff plays a wide variety of genres: Rock, Folk, Irish, Oldies. Some cover songs may include: Allman Brothers, Skynyrd, Toby Keith, Kenny Rogers, Pink Floyd.
I simply love to sing and have been doing so professionally for over 30 years. While my first love remains Celtic folk, I have over time, absorbed the music of many of our great troubadours and on any given night with the moon and stars in perfect alignment and the wind just right, you'll hear songs (including originals) from Woody Guthrie to the King of Rock & Roll! Feel free to browse around the site, found out more about what I do and where I've been.
The Board of Directors are available to screen any potential new members from 6:00 - 6:45 pm. Successful candidates will be sworn in around 7pm
New Leaf is John Tabb on button accordion, Kira Jewett on fiddle and Jim Bunting on guitar, vocals and bouzouki. Together they play traditional tunes with tight, driving rhythm, interspersed with Jim's unique take on Ireland's song repertoire.
John Tabb is well known throughout southern New England for his box playing and leads weekly sessions at the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England. He has performed with The Healys, The Dustmen and his dad Chris Tabb, and appears on the recording Apples in Winter. Kira Jewett started playing classically when she was just three years old, but fell in love with the music of Ireland in her 20s and studied extensively with the virtuoso fiddler Brian Conway. She is the 2003 All-Ireland fiddle Slow Airs Champion. Singer and rhythm player Jim Bunting is an avid local session player who brings a sensitive touch and driving rhythm to the band.
For more than 30 years Terry has been entertaining people. Singing, playing guitar, joking, laughing and just simply trying to help folks have a little bit of fun.
With a mixture of Irish, Folk, Rock, Soft Rock and Country, not to mention a touch of Reggae, Comedy and of course some original songs, there is something to please everyone.
From the Sawdoctors to Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley to Garth Brooks. From Neil Diamond to Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Chesney, Paul Simon, The Allman Bros, Christy Moore, John Denver, to The Wolftones, The Pogues, Conway Twitty, Peter Paul & Mary and lots, lots more!!!!