In addition to the performances listed below, Laura also leads two weekly sessions. Find out more by clicking here

Previous events

Aug3

Dublin Irish Festival

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Coffman Park, 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH

 Performing with the Old Bay Ceili Band. Visit http://dublinirishfestival.org/ for more information.

Age limit: All ages

Jul15

Catskills Irish Arts Week

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East Durham NY, East Durham, NY

 I will be teaching all week. Check back for a class description - hope you can make it! See my Class Description and visit the Catskills website.

Age limit: All ages

Jul8

CCE Musical Arts and Dance Week (Mad week) workshops, concerts & more!

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Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Bethesda, MD

 

Age limit: All ages

Jun16

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival performance

Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theater, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD

 I'll be performing on the outdoor main stage with Billy McComiskey, accordion; Donna Long, piano, Danny Noveck, fiddle, Shannon Dunne, sean-nos dancer and Patrick Armstrong, flute at this fabulous outdoor festival celebrating Maryland Traditions! Session to follow. Visit http://www.marylandtraditions.org/festival for more details.

Age limit: All ages

Jun9

J. Patrick's Irish Pub

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

With Jim Eagan, fiddle and Donna Long, piano

Age limit: All ages

Jun8

J. Patrick's Irish Pub

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

With Drew Vervan, guitar and vocals; and Donna Long, piano and fiddle

Age limit: All ages

Apr28

Baltimore Irish Trad Fest

Liam Flynn's Ale House

 Visit www.baltimoreirisharts.com for more info. The Festival will feature workshops, concerts, sessions and a ceili.

$10 Age limit: All ages

Mar17

St. Peter's St. Patrick's Day Reception

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Mar17

James Joyce w/ Jim Eagan and Drew Vervan

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Feb15

Merrick Hall Yogurt Concert with Irish flute instructor Laura Byrne (and pianist Donna Long)

Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD

 Featuring works of the 17th and 18th Century harper Turlough O'Carolan

Free Age limit: All ages

Feb4

Old Bay Ceili Band New England CD Launch Concert

Irish-American Community Center, 9 Venice Place, East Haven, CT

 

Age limit: All ages

Feb3

Friday Nites in Caroline w/ Jim Eagan & Donna Long

Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market Street, Denton, MD

 

free Age limit: All ages

Jan28

James Joyce w/ Jim Eagan and Drew Vervan

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Jan22

GWCC Ceili w/ Old Bay Ceili Band

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Cherry Hill Park Conference Center, 9800 Cherry Hill Rd, College Park, MD

 

Age limit: All ages

Jan14

J Patrick's

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Jan13

J Patrick's

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Jan6

Epiphany Service at St. Bartholomew's

St. Bartholomew's Church, 4711 Edmonson Road, Catonsville, MD

 

Age limit: All ages

Dec10

J Patrick's

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Dec9

J Patrick's

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

 

Age limit: All ages

Dec4

Old Bay Ceili Band CD Launch

Acre 121, 1400 Irving Street, NW #109, Washington, DC

 Celebration of the Old Bay Ceili Band's debut recording: Crabs in the Skillet 
The Old Bay Céilí Band plays traditional Irish dance music. Inspired by the golden era of Irish-American dance halls, the Old Bay Céilí Band infuses that tradition with vibrant new energy. Comprised of some of the best traditional musicians from the Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC area, the band’s strong rhythmic pulse and soaring melody can lift dancers across the floor or bring audiences to their feet.

The band has performed across the United States and Ireland. In 2008 and 2009, the Old Bay Céilí Band competed in the senior céilí band competition at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann - the world competition of Irish traditional music. Equally at home playing for a local dance or lighting up a festival stage, the band has excited audiences at festivals around the country including the Dublin Irish Festival, the Maryland Irish festival and the Richmond Folk Festival.

Age limit: All ages