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

Previous events

Feb5

Lucky Day CD launch, concert and workshops with Laura Byrne, Shannon Dunne and Iris Nevins

IAANJ, 352 Richard Mine Rd, Rockaway Tnsp, NJ

From IAANJ:
The great flute player from Baltimore, Laura Byrne, will be at IAANJ for one of our super fun concerts, on Sat. 2/5 at 8:00PM (doors open 7:30) and this one will also celebrate her latest CD, "The Lucky Day". Accompanying Laura on harp and guitar will be Iris Nevins, and a few other guests will join in for a few sets, I already know there will be some super musicians coming out to see Laura. A session will follow, or we'll have people up for the last few set or both! So come prepared! Laura will teach a flute workshop. It will be $25 and run from 6:00-7:30. Exact change, payable to Laura. Arrive at 5:45. Please call or email ahead to let us know if you are coming.

AND EXCITING NEWS!! The very well known Sean Nos Dancer, SHANNON DUNNE (many of you know her Dad Joe from NJ Sessions, he plays accordion and bodhran) will be joining in on the concert! It will be a real honor to have her at IAANJ! You can read about her here: http://web.me.com/sbdunne/Site/bio.html and see her on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKMTH8WfDJg (she's the one with the reddish hair) and here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePjdf2P2jS8 SHANNON WILL ALSO OFFER A SEAN NOS DANCE CLASS 6:00-7:30, please let us know if interested by replying to this email ASAP. The fee is $25, direct to Shannon, exact change if possible, arrive 5:45. Please call ahead to let us know. Tickets for the show are $20 or $15 for IAANJ members (and you may become a member at the door that night for the instant discount!) and includes free parking and our great spread of refreshments (though if you feel like making something for the table we surely don't mind!). IAANJ, 352 Richard Mine Rd. Rockaway Township, NJ Directions at www.iaanj.com, but please direct all music inquiries to irisnevins@verizon.net

20.00 Age limit: All ages

Dec17

Celtic Christmas with the Hedge Band

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

 

$20 Age limit: All ages

Dec10

J. Patrick's Irish Pub

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

 Band is: Laura Byrne, flute and vocals, Jim Eagan, fiddle and Donna Long, piano

Age limit: All ages

Dec5

Christ Church Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration

Christ Episcopal Church, 220 Owensville Road, West River, MD

4pm & 7 pm. (two concerts, each followed by reception) Christ Church Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration with Maggie Sansone, hammered dulcimer; Laura Byrne on flute; Jim Eagan on fiddle and from Pat Egan, vocals and guitar. Christ Episcopal Church. 220 Owensville Rd., West River, MD 20778. Tickets go on sale October 20: $16 adults; $7 children. To order tickets, call (410) 867-2570; or e-mail escoakwood@aol.com. Church web page:http://www.christchurchwestriver.org

see below Age limit: All ages

Nov27

CD Launch, concert and workshops at BRIMS

Blue Ridge Irish Music School, Charlottesville, VA

Laura's CD Launch concert and workshops featuring Laura Byrne, flute and vocals, Rhys Jones, fiddle; Pat Egan, guitar and vocals and Myron Bretholz, bodhran. Check back for details!

Age limit: All ages

Nov20

Concert with the Hedge Band

Chesapeake Arts Center Studio 194, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD

The Hedge Band was formed in 2005 by Laura Byrne, Donna Long, Pat Egan and Billy McComiskey, four of Maryland’s pre-eminent Irish traditional musicians. All perform, teach and are recognized and respected in Maryland and far beyond its borders.

The musicians of the Hedge Band have performed independently of each other at countless festivals and venues around the world including The Kennedy Center, The White House, Lincoln Center, and many other great venues across North America and Europe. Laura, Billy and Pat are recipients of Maryland State Arts Council grants and all have taught with the Baltimore Irish Arts Center.

This concert is made possible by a grant from The Touring Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

$15, $12 for CAC members Age limit: All ages

Nov17

Laura Byrne CD Launch and Session, White Plains, NY

Dunne's Pub, 15 Shapham Place, White Plains, NY

Come celebrate the release of Laura Byrne’s new Irish traditional flute recording Lucky Day with Brian Conway, Laura Byrne and special musical guests.  The CD features a diverse selection of tunes, airs and song, played both solo and with other Irish music luminaries such as: Billy McComiskey, accordion; Donna Long, piano; Pat Egan, guitar; Sean Earnest, guitar; Dana Lyn, viola; Rhys Jones, fiddle; Jason Sypher, bass; Myron Bretholz & Josh Dukes, bodhran & Jonathon Srour, step dancing.

free Age limit: All ages

Nov14

Maggie Sansone CD Launch

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The Old Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls, VA

With Laura Byrne on Irish flute, Pat Egan on vocals and guitar; Jim Eagan on fiddle and Shannon Dunne, Irish Step Dancing. LOCATION: THE OLD BROGUE in the (Smoke-Free) Snuggery of The Old Brogue Irish Pub, corner of Georgetown Pike (Rte 193) and Walker Road in Great Falls, VA, Take exit 44 West from the Beltway. $15.00 Admission. Reservations Recommended - (703) 759-3309 http://www.ionamusic.com/brogue.shtml; http://www.oldbrogue.com/

$15 Age limit: All ages

Nov14

Maggie Sansone CD Launch

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The Old Brogue Irish Pub, Great Falls, VA

With Laura Byrne on Irish flute, Pat Egan on vocals and guitar; Jim Eagan on fiddle and Shannon Dunne, Irish Step Dancing. LOCATION: THE OLD BROGUE in the (Smoke-Free) Snuggery of The Old Brogue Irish Pub, corner of Georgetown Pike (Rte 193) and Walker Road in Great Falls, VA, Take exit 44 West from the Beltway. $15.00 Admission. Reservations Recommended - (703) 759-3309 http://www.ionamusic.com/brogue.shtml; http://www.oldbrogue.com/

$15 Age limit: All ages

Oct31

GWCC Halloween Ceili

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

Laura Byrne will be playing with Custom House.

$12 members / $15 non members Age limit: All ages

Oct27

Goucher College

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Goucher College

Goucher College's Irish flute teacher, Laura Byrne, performs with Irish traditional music with pianist Matt Mulqueen and talks about the transition from classical to traditional music

free Age limit: All ages