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Previous events


CCE Musical Arts and Dance Week

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Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Bethesda, MD


Age limit: All ages


Baltimore Irish Trad Festival

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The second annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest will be held on April 26-28 and again we'll be bringing some incredible musicians from around the U.S. and Ireland, to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. The weekend will culminate with a Ceili on Sunday evening with music by the Old Bay Ceili Band.

 Instructors and performers 2013:

Billy McComiskey, button accordion; Jesse Smith, fiddle; Rose Conway Flanagan, fiddle; Sean Gavin, flute; Kathleen Conneely, tin whistle; Michael Cooney; uilleann pipes; Peter Fitzgerald, tenor banjo; Eamon O'Leary, guitar; Donna Long, piano; Pat Egan, Irish Traditional Songs; Myron Bretholz, bodhran; Jason Gaynor, intro to Irish music/beginning tin whistle; Megan Downes and Shannon Dunne; Irish social dance workshops; The Old Bay Ceili BandVisit for details!

Age limit: All ages


Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann North American Province Annual Convention

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, N. Bethesda, MD

 Laura will be teaching a workshop at 10 am and performing with the Old Bay Ceili Band in the evening at the Ceili Mor.

Age limit: All ages


Boordy Vineyards - Chowderfest w/ Laura Byrne, Jim Eagan & Donna Long

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Boordy Vineyards, 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD

$10-$15 Age limit: All ages


St. Peter's St. Patrick's Day Celebration

St. Peter's Catholic Church, 313 2nd Street, S.E., Washington, DC


free Age limit: All ages


James Joyce Happy Hour music with Laura Byrne & Drew Vervan

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The James Joyce Pub and Restaurant, 616 S. President St., Baltimore, MD


Age limit: All ages


Friends of Fort McHenry Bull & Oyster Roast w/ Jim Eagan Laura Byrne & Donna Long

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Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park, 1700 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD

 Feast on Ryleigh's Oysters, pit beef, pulled pork, crab soup, chicken drumlettes, specialty dips & more! Enjoy refreshments including Heavy Seas Beer. Win fabulous silent auction and raffle prizes. Listen to Irish tunes by Jim Eagan, Laura Byrne & Donna Long.

$20-$60 Age limit: All ages


Private event - with Donna Long, piano/fiddle

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Private event


Age limit: All ages


James Joyce Ceili

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The James Joyce Pub and Restaurant, 616 S. President St., Baltimore, MD


Age limit: All ages


James Joyce Post Parade music with Laura Byrne & Drew Vervan

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The James Joyce Pub and Restaurant, 616 S. President St., Baltimore, MD


Age limit: All ages


Byrne, Flanagan & O'Leary

Coatesville Traditional Irish Music Series, 143 E. Lincoln Hwy, Coatesville, PA

$15 advance/ $18 at the door Age limit: All ages


Concert with Rose Flanagan, Eamon O'Leary, Laura Byrne and Donna Long

The Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 5315 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD

18.00 Age limit: All ages


Irish Christmas w/ Jim Eagan, Laura Byrne & Pat Egan

Baldwin Station, 7618 Main Street, Sykesville, MD

Traditional Irish Fiddler Jim Eagan (of O'Malley's March), Tipperary singer and guitarist Pat Egan and flute and whistle player Laura Byrne combine to present an Irish christmas featuring a variety of Irish tunes, Celtic songs and a couple of stories to get you in the Christmas spirit!

In the charming railroad-side setting of a former B&O railway station, historic Sykesville is definitely worth a visit! Enjoy a meal before the concert at this award winning restaurant. The Dining room opens for seating and dinner at 6:30pm. Visit for tickets.

18.00 Age limit: All ages


Alta Awards Ceremony

Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Avenue , Silver Spring, MD

Performing with the Old Bay Ceili Band in honor of Joe Byrne.  

Ceremony and concert link Marylanders to living cultural traditions
Maryland Traditions, the Folklife Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, today announced the ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions and Arts) Award recipients for 2012. The awards recognize outstanding stewards of living traditions in the State of Maryland and will be presented to three recipients at a Dec. 1 free awards ceremony and concert.

The ALTA (Achievement in Living Traditions & Arts) recognizes outstanding stewardship of Maryland's living traditions. This year's recipients include the Carroll County Ramblers (celebrating 51 years as a family bluegrass band), Sparrows Point Steel Mill and its Communities, and J. Gruber's Hagers-Town Town & Country Almanack (founded in 1797).

The evening includes a special performance of Irish traditional music from the Old Bay Ceili Band in honor of the late Joe Byrne, proprietor of J. Patrick's Irish Pub in Baltimore and 2008 ALTA Award recipient. The Carroll County Ramblers will perform their signature bluegrass sounds. A short documentary film about the Hagerstown Almanack will be debuted, and there will be a round of storytelling from former steelworkers at Sparrows Point.

The night will be capped off with a tribute to Mike Auldridge. Mr. Auldridge is a Silver Spring resident and Montgomery County native who received the National Heritage Fellowship in 2012 - the nation's highest honor given to traditional artists - from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Join us after the concert for a reception honoring Mr. Auldridge and the 2012 ALTA Award recipients!

This event is presented by the Cultural Arts Center at Montgomery College and Maryland Traditions, and is produced by the National Council for the Traditional Arts. Maryland Traditions is the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, with additional funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Photo copyright Jennie L. Scott, courtesy of the NEA.
Questions? Contact the Cultural Arts Center!
If you have any questions about reserving your tickets please call the Cultural Arts Center's front of house staff at 240-567-5793 or

Free Age limit: All ages


Maryland Irish Festival

Timonium Fairgrounds

I will be performing on the Cultural Stage with two wonderful musicians both originally from county Tipperary: the  highly esteemed uilleann piper, Michael Cooney and the great ballad singer and guitarist, Pat Egan.

Piper Michael CooneyPat Egan

Age limit: All ages


Spring Hill House Concerts

Philadelphia, PA

With piper Michael Cooney and guitarist John Brennan. Spring Hill House Concerts (Bette & Bob's place). Show starts promptly at 8 pm Irish Music Time. :) $15 suggested donation, all proceeds go to the artists. Please make Reservations prior to the event as seating will be limited. You may make your reservations by calling 215-368-0525 or by email:
Some refreshments will be served but we ask that you bring something to share, and your favorite beverage.

15.00 Age limit: All ages


Mt. Airy House Concert

Cheshire Place Farm, 13815 Liberty Rd., Mt. Airy, MD

I will be performing at this beautiful historic house with the great uilleann piper, Michael Cooney and ballad singer/guitarist, Pat Egan both from county Tipperary. Pot luck dinner preceeds concert. For rsvp or more info email Deborah Brower at or call 301-829-2612.

15.00 Age limit: All ages


J. Patrick's

J. Patrick's Irish Pub, 1371 Andre Street, Baltimore, MD

with Donna Long, piano and fiddle and Drew Vervan, vocals and guitar

Age limit: All ages


The Cheile Band and The Baltimore Salute

Cavan Crystal Hotel - Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Cavan Ireland

 Le Cheile Band & The Baltimore Salute
Le Cheile Band, UK – Liam Farrell, Danny Meehan, Boyle, Gallagher and will be joined by Ann Kirrane, Brian Rooney, John & James Carty & Brian McGrath, John Bowe & Mick O'Connor guests Joe & Ann Burke (accordions).

“The Baltimore Salute” USA ensemble consisting of Billy McComiskey (accordion), Laura Byrne (flute), Jesse Smith (fiddle) and Donna Long (piano).

20 Euro Age limit: All ages


The Baltimore Salute - Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne, Donna Long & Jesse Smith

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Farnham Arms Hotel - Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, Cavan Ireland

Baltimore Salute performance with Billy McComiskey, Laura Byrne, Jesse Smith and Donna Long

10 Euros Age limit: All ages