Calendar

     

July 2, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon
                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                http://www.theauldshebeenva.com/


July 4, 2014 - HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 9, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon
                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                http://www.theauldshebeenva.com/


July 12, 2014 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series
                7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station
                Hickory Grove - Bev & Jack Osburn,
                Dave Sargent on Bass and Larry Tapper on Harmonica
                with an evening of Bluegrass - one of the American threads in the Celtic tapestry
                BYOB and deckchairs
                Suggested donation: $20 includes soft drinks, water and desserts
                http://www.swiftruncelticconcerts.com


July 16, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon
                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                http://www.theauldshebeenva.com/


July 23, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon
                12:00 Noon - The Landing at Occoquan
                13188 Marina Way, Woodbridge
                http://www.thelandingrestaurants.com/


July 26, 2014 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series
                7:30pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station
                IONA - pan-Celtic tour with Barbara Ryan (lead vocals bouzouki, bodhrán, pieds),
                Bernard Argent (flute, whistles, vocals, percussion),
                Chuck Lawhorn (bass guitars, vocals),
                Jim Queen (fiddle, banjo, vocals) and Kathleen Larrick (dance, vocals, percussion).
                BYOB and deckchairs
                Suggested donation: $20 includes soft drinks, water and desserts
                http://www.swiftruncelticconcerts.com

July 30, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon
                12:00 Noon - Auld Shebeen Irish Bar & Restaurant
                3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax
                http://www.theauldshebeenva.com/

July 30 to August 3, 2014 - 97th Biennial National Convention
                St. Louis, MO
                http://aoh2014stl.com/


August 3, 2014 - NO MONTHLY MEETING (Summer Break)

 

August 6, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Kate's Irish Bar & Restaurant

                6131 Backlick Road, Springfield

                http://www.katesirishpub.com

 

August 9, 2014 - 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 10, 2014 - Fr. William Corby Division 5th Annual Picnic

                1:00pm to 6:00pm - Historic St. Mary's Hall

                Corby Division Members and Family Only

                Hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas, beer & wine provided

                Live Irish Band

                Potluck event, bring a dish (coordinate with Pat Edwards)

 

August 13, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Kate's Irish Bar & Restaurant

                6131 Backlick Road, Springfield

                http://www.katesirishpub.com

               

August 16, 2014 - IONA "Mt. Vernon Nights" Concert

                7:00pm to 8:00pm - Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton

                High-energy, pan-Celtic weave of the traditional music

                http://www.ionamusic.com  

 

August 20, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Kate's Irish Bar & Restaurant

                6131 Backlick Road, Springfield

                http://www.katesirishpub.com

 

August 23, 2014 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

                7:00pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station
                The Sound of Sleat - lively Scottish tunes and fine Irish singing
                with Patrick Egan (vocals, guitar), 

                Robert Mitchell (Scottish small and border pipes), 
               
Tabby Finch (keyboard, accordion, harp) and Karin Loya (cello).

                BYOB and deckchairs

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

                http://www.swiftruncelticconcerts.com
 

August 27, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Kate's Irish Bar & Restaurant

                6131 Backlick Road, Springfield

                http://www.katesirishpub.com


September 1, 2014 - St. Mary of Sorrows 139th 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 3, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon

                12:00 Noon - Kate's Irish Bar & Restaurant

                6131 Backlick Road, Springfield

                http://www.katesirishpub.com

 

September 6, 2014 - Swift Run Celtic House Concert Series

                7:00pm - 7116 Swift Run Trails Drive, Fairfax Station

                Isla - Deborah Packard weaves Appalachian and Scottish spells with her
                heartbreakingly sweet vocals and fine whistle playing
                while native Glaswegian Peter Cairney provides

                world class guitar, lap dulcimer and harmonica accompaniment.

                BYOB and deckchairs

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

                http://www.swiftruncelticconcerts.com

September 7, 2014 - MONTHLY MEETING
                1:00pm - Historic St. Mary's Church Hall

September 10, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon
                12:00 Noon - Kate's Irish Bar & Restaurant
                6131 Backlick Road, Springfield
                http://www.katesirishpub.com

September 13, 2014 - 19th Annual CCE Irish Folk Festival in Fairfax City
                Noon to 6:00pm - Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway and
                The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road
                Experience the vibrancy and riches of Irish traditional music, dance and community.
                Free Admission
                http://www.ccepotomac.org/irishfest.html

September 17, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon
                12:00 Noon - Kate's Irish Bar & Restaurant
                6131 Backlick Road, Springfield
                http://www.katesirishpub.com

 

September 20, 2014 - *COMEDY NIGHT*

                6:00p to 11:00p - St. Mary's Parish Center, Farrell Hall

                Headlining Professional Comedians

                Pizza, beer, soft drinks, coffee, dessert

                Silent Auction, Prize Give-Aways, 50-50 Raffle

                More information, contact wbaker15@cox.net


September 24, 2014 - Lad's Luncheon
                12:00 Noon - Kate's Irish Bar & Restaurant
                6131 Backlick Road, Springfield
                http://www.katesirishpub.com



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.