Calendar


June 1, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

June 5, 2016 - NO MONTHLY MEETING (see Brunch below)

 

June 5, 2016 - 7th Annual Appreciation Brunch

                10:30am - Fort Myer Officer's Club

                Cost for current dues paid Fr. Corby Division members: $18/person

                Cost for non-members (spouse or friend only of paid member): $34/person

                Limited to the first 50 people;

                please pay by mail check to Bill Baker before May 30th

                Dress appropriately (no shorts, no jeans); men required to wear a sports coat,

                preferably green (no tie required)

 

June 8, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

June 11, 2016 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

                7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

                Elizabeth and Ben Allen blend Scottish and Irish tunes

                     with lively rhythms and innovative

                harmonies to create an original sound rooted in tradition.

                BYOB and deck chairs

                Suggested donation: $20 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

                http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com.

 

June 13, 2016 - Irish Book Club -
                "The Pope's Children: Ireland's New Elite" by David McWilliams

                6:00pm - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

                Book available at Amazon, Kindle

                Sponsored by the Fr. Wm Corby Division

                Contact: Ed Moran thecelticdude@gmail.com 

 

June 14, 2016 - Flag Day

 

June 15, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

June 17, 2016 - Scythian Concert

                7:30pm - FORUM, 3304v Washington Boulevard, Arlington

                $12 Advance; $18 at Door

                http://www.scythianmusic.com/

                http://www.arlingtonforum.org/concert-series/

 

June 11, 2016 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

                7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

                Lilt, exciting program of jigs, reels, hornpipes and the occasional song.

                BYOB and deck chairs

                Suggested donation: $20 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

                http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com.

 

June 19, 2016 - HAPPY FATHER's DAY

 

June 20, 2016 - Finally Summer Day

 

June 22, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

June 23 to 28, 2016 - Riverdance Concert

                2:00pm and 8:00pm (check day schedules)

                Wolf Trap Filene Center, Vienna

                Tickets: $33 to $75

                http://www.wolftrap.org/tickets/calendar/performance/16filene/0623show16.aspx?&mlbkw=ma-s-qNGSnFpy

 

June 23, 2016 - Enter the Haggis Concert (Celtic/Rock)

                7:30pm - Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon

                High energy, Celtic-based explosion of blues, funk, and rock

                with a show that is a musical feast – viscerally dynamic, emotionally

                uplifting and intellectually stimulating.

                FREE, 703-324-SHOW (7469)

                http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

 

June 29, 2016 - International Mud Day

 

June 29, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

June 29, 2016 - Bill and Andi BAKER retire to NC; been a great 8-year run!

 


July 1, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 4, 2106 - Happy Independence Day!!

 

July 5, 2016 - NO MONTHLY MEETING (Summer Break)

 

July 8, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 9, 2016 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

                7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

                Hickory Grove, bass and Harmonica to bring an evening of Bluegrass,

                one of the American threads in the Celtic tapestry. 

                BYOB and deck chairs

                Suggested donation: $20 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

                http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com.

 

July 15, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 16, 2016 - Irish Cultural Heritage Nights "Irish Breakfast Band" Concert

                7:30pm - Ossian Hall Park: 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale

                Irish tradition music and dance featuring fiddles and flutes, piano and hammered

                dulcimer, cello, guitar, vocals, mandolins, banjo, bouzouki, bass, bones and

                bodhran (Irish drum). Band Leader Sean Doherty can usually be spotted by his

                distinctive floppy blue hat and blonde fiddle

                FREE, 703-324-SHOW (7469) or

                http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

 

July 22, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 29, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

July 30, 2016 - The United States Air Force Celtic Aire Concert

                7:00pm - Workhouse Arts Center At Lorton, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton

                Great classic Irish melodies with refreshing new flavor! From foot-stomping tunes  

                to heart-warming ballads, these professional vocalists play it all while accompanying

                themselves on traditional Celtic instruments. They add Celtic flavor to some of your

                favorite songs, always offering a unique and exciting performance.

                FREE 703-324-SHOW (7469) or

                http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

 

July 30, 2016 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

                7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

                Iona, pan-Celtic tour with vocals, bouzouki, bodhrán, pieds, flute, whistles,

                percussion, bass guitars, fiddle, banjo and dance.   

                BYOB and deck chairs

                Suggested donation: $20 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

                http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com.


August 3, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

August 7, 2016 - NO MONTHLY MEETING (See Annual Picnic below)

 

August 7, 2016 - Corby Division Annual Picnic

                1:00pm to 5:00pm - Historic St. Mary's Hall

 

August 10, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

August 13, 2016 - Alexandria Irish Festival

                11:00am to 7:00pm - Waterfront Park, King and Prince Streets

                Music featuring the City of Alexandria Pipes & Drums, more musical groups

                and Irish dancing schools. Vendors will have a variety of Irish items,

                arts & crafts, and traditional festival foods.

                http://www.ballyshaners.org/festival/index.htm

 

August 13, 2016 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

                7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

                Sound of Sleat Trio, bagpipes, cello, and guitar in these musicians’ hands,

                captures the excitement of Celtic music.              

                BYOB and deck chairs

                Suggested donation: $20 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

                http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com.

 

August 17, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

August 24, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com

 

August 25, 2016 - Solas Concert

                7:30pm - Nottoway Park, 9537 Courthouse Road, Vienna

                Quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the U.S. today.
                Fifteen years ago, in a manner befitting its name (Gaelic for "light”),
                Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and

                instantly became a beacon – an incandescent ensemble that found
                contemporary relevance in timeless traditions without ever stooping to clichés.

                FREE, 703-324-SHOW (7469) or

                http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

 

August 26, 2016 - Scythian Concert

                7:30pm - Grist Mill Park, 4710 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria

                Although the need for petrol got this Irish band started, it is the great times

                and appreciative listeners that have kept them going.

                They lightheartedly claim inspiration from the Scythians,

                a bunch of pre-Mesopotamian barbarians who didn't use forks or phonics.        

                FREE, 703-324-SHOW (7469) or

                http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/performances

 

August 27, 2016 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

                7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

                Isla!, Appalachian and Scottish spells with her heartbreakingly sweet vocals

                and fine whistle playing.     

                BYOB and deck chairs

                Suggested donation: $20 includes soft drinks, water and desserts

                http://swiftruncelticconcerts.com.

 

August 31, 2016 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant 
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax 
                
http://www.theauldshebeenva.com


September 5, 2016 - St. Mary of Sorrows 140th Labor Day Picnic

                Historic Church Grounds, Fairfax Station

                10:20am - Flag Raising Ceremony

                10:30am - Mass with Blessing of the Tools

                5:00pm - Raffle Drawing

                5:30pm - Closing

                Corby Division Welcome Tent

                Free Admission; moon bounce, laser tag, rides, games, bingo, crafts, entertainment,

                and the best chicken dinners ever

 

September 11, 2016 - MONTHLY MEETING

                1:00pm - Historic St. Mary's Church Hall


Additional Activities

Monday's 5:00pm from Kerry: two hour radio music program, "A Trip to the Cottage", featuring traditional Irish music and song, presented by Danny O'Mahony
http://www.radiokerry.ie/podcast_series/trip-to-the-cottage/ or listen anytime to their podcasts.

               

Every Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, Kevin Donleavy's Traditional Irish Music Radio Show "Atlantic Weekly, Part II."  Hear harps and bagpipes, slow airs and quick jigs, new songs and old ballads.


City of Fairfax Parks and Recreation gives Irish Dance Classes every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM.  The classes are given by Hugh Conway at the  Green Acres Center in Fairfax City. Call 703-273-6869 for information or email ceiliset@yahoo.com.To register for classes call the Parks and Recreation staff at 703-385-7858.

  

The Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) Ceili, Irish Dancing is fun for the whole family. Contact Hugh Conway (703) 273-6869.