Last Chance for Eileen Ivers Tickets

Nine Time All-Ireland fiddle champion Eileen Ivers will be performing An Nolliag (An Irish Christmas) with her band, Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall.  A founding member of Cherish the Ladies, early member of Green Fields of America, original fiddle star of Riverdance and more than thirty World Champion medals, Ivers is only the second American female to win an All-Ireland Fiddle Championship, then repeated eight more times.
Tommy “Pipes” McDonell started as a drummer, but his voice captured the attention of music lovers across the world, and in Hollywood.  McConnell was a fixture in the Dan Akroyd, John Goodman Blues Brothers Band and his warm and engaging renditions of Christmas classics will stay in your mind long after the concert has ended.

Two Shows, Thursday December 18th and Friday December 19th, at the stunning Severance Hall.  Traditional tunes and evocative ballads from today and wonderful songs and tunes going back hundreds of years, all orchestrated with the world renowned Cleveland Orchestra.

For tickets/info, see

Riverdance Soloist Finnoula Gill / Eileen Ivers and Cleveland Orchestra

Riverdance Soloist and founding member of the Supergroup Anuna, Finnuola Gill, will be performing this Saturday at Strongsville High School (20025 Lunn Road Strongsville 44149). A stunningly gifted singer, and a show not to be missed.

An Nollaig – An Irish Christmas –
Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul, with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall.  Thursday 12/18 and Friday 12/19.
An Nollaig is Ivers’ smash hit Christmas CD, and the world renowned Cleveland Orchestra have joined with Eileen to bring it to life again.  This will be the show you can’t forget!

Hope to see you at both Finnuola Gill and Eileen Ivers,


Seven Nations with Lost State of Franklin, Saturday

The Ohio Irish American News is proud to partner with The Beachland Ballroom  to present:
Seven Nations

Opening is the fantastic Lost State of Franklin

Saturday, Dec 6th
Beachland Ballroom
(East 152nd and I90)

This is going to be a great show, with two great bands.  Hope to see you there.


Out & About Ohio December Events

Out & About Ohio – December


Barleycorn Gigs &

Brigid’s Cross Gigs & News

Drowsy Lads Gigs & News  

Mossy Moran Gigs & News

Pitch the Peat Gigs News

Portersharks Gigs and News

Prodigals Gigs & News


“Christmas Time in Ireland” and it’s all star cast, staring Tony Kenny; Ireland’s Premier Entertainer and star of Jury’s Cabaret for more than twenty years, Kathy Durkin; Ireland’s Queen of County music, Richie Hayes; the leprechaun of song and comedy, plus  The Dublin City Dancers.  

            This spectacular show will be performed at The Maumee Indoor Theater, Maumee, Ohio, Thursday December 17th @ 7:30. Admission tickets $25 each, reserved seats.  Contact John Connolly @ 419-382-1505 or  Seating capacity is 500, first come, first served.


Columbus – Byrnes Pub
6th – Finns Fury
13th – Knot Fibb’n
20th – Yankee Celtic Consort
27th – The Ladies of Longford

Springfield – Leahy: A Celtic Christmas  

5th @ 8:00 PM – These eight brothers and sisters from Lakefield, Ontario bring their unique family blend of Celtic music-making to the season, in this special program of traditional carols and Christmas memories past and present.  Presented by the Springfield Arts Council. Kuss Auditorium, Clark State Performing Arts Center 300 South Fountain Avenue, Springfield Tickets: 937-328-3874 . toll-free: 866-PAC-TKTS
Columbus – Hey Hey Club

4th & 5th – Switchback, the duo of Marty McCormack and Brian FitzGerald, in concert. The Hey Hey Club, 361 Whittier Street.  Call 624-445-9512

Columbus –  Cherish the Ladies, “A Celtic Christmas”

19th – The Southern Theatre

Medina – Sully’s

5th – The New Barleycorn
6th –  The Drowsy Lads
12th – That Irish Band at
19th – Mossy Moran
20th – The Other Brothers
27th – Tom Holcomb



Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul w/ the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall

The incredible Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul will be performing two Christmas shows with the world renowned Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall December 18th and 19th.  See for info and tickets.  This Will sell out, so hurry!

Cleveland –  Cherish the Ladies, “A Celtic Christmas”

18th – Cuyahoga Valley National Park Heritage Concert Series – With their spectacular blend of instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing, this powerhouse group combines all the facets of Irish traditional culture and presents it in an immensely humorous and entertaining package. Admission: $25 adults, $22 CVNPA members, $10 children ages 3 – 12. This concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Westlake – Anuna live at Borders

Tuesday, December 9th 7:00 PM.  30121 Detroit Road, Westlake, OH 44145 to promote the release of their new PBS smash, Christmas Memories.  Live performance and CD autographs.


13th – Performing at Strongsville High School December 13th at 7:30 pml20025 Lunn Rd  Strongsville, OH 44149 Tickets at www.thebostonstringquartet.comFormer lead soloist with Riverdance releases her debut CD ‘Whispers of Love’

Olmsted Twp – West Side Irish American Club
Food and FREE Concerts in The Pub, every Friday from 6:30 – 11:00

7th – Children’s Christmas Party 4:00 – 6:00

9th  – Andy Cooney Concert and Dinner. Members $30/NonMembers $35.  Always a sell out, for reservations call 216-251-0711.

31st – New Year’s Eve with Francis Quinn

West Side Irish American Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138

Cleveland -The Harp

3rd – Lonesome Star

5th – Walking Cane

6th – Pitch the Peat

10th – $100.00 Trio

12th – The Porter sharks

13th – Chris Allen

17th – Lonesome Stars

19th – Kristine Jackson

20th – Pitch the Peat

26th -Jack Fords

27th – Chris Allen

31st – The Boys from Co. Hell

Fairview Park – Stamper’s Grill Pub

5th  – Cruisin’

6th  – Lawless

11th  – The New Barleycorn

12th  – Time Warp

13th  – The Sellouts

18th  – Diana Chittester

19th  – Colin Dussault Blues Project

20th  – Call for Schedule

26th  – Charlie in the Box

27th  – Zippy’s Brother

Lakewood – Sullivan’s

Sullivan’s Irish Pub, known for great food and great atmosphere, and a 16 foot high wood burning fireplace!  The place to be!

6th – The New Barleycorn
19th & 20th – Annual Christmas with The New Barleycorn Spectacular

Lakewood – The Beck Center for the Arts
Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Avenue Lakewood, OH  44107 216-521-2540
5th – 1/4 – James M. Barrie’s classic tale Peter Pan Mackey Main Stage – A high-flying adventure for the entire family.  Special pricing for children & seniors and group rates available.
6th & 7th – A Holiday Tea Party, featuring excerpts from “The Nutcracker”.   Music-Armory Building, Tea, fruit punch, baked goods, sandwiches, and fresh fruit will be served.  Tickets $8-12.  Reserved seating.
12th – 14th – Beck Center Youth Theater presents Channel Zero, Studio Theatre.  A hilarious spoof of all your favorite television shows, including reality TV, game shows, children’s programs, and even commercials featuring pre-teen students from the Beck Center theater program.,
Willoughby – Mullarkey’s

6th – Kevin McCarthy

13th – Porter Sharks

20th – Dan McCoy

27th – Pitch the Peat

Cleveland – West Park Station

6th – FACTION 10pm
12th – Playboy Model  DJ KAY JAY 10pm $5 cover
13th – THE WHY STORE  10pm $4 cover
19th – THE MAHONES 10pm show…..Canada’s premier Irish punk rock band and currently traveling with the Dropkick Murphys.
20th – Colin Dussault 5:30-9pm
31st – New Years Eve with FACTION

Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s

PJ’s is now an official Cleveland Browns Backers Bar!  Come watch all Browns games for your chance to win a trip to Vegas – weekly raffle, food and drink specials during all games!

PJ’s is now Booking all Holiday Parties in their new CRAIC PARLOR PARTY ROOM.  Call Patrick for Bookings and Info.

Dayton – AOH & LAOH Events

JFK Division #1 / Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Mary of the Gael, Division # 1 & Member Organizations.  * The new Men’s Division website is
4th  – AOH Card Night, 8:00 p.m..  Charley Bolton  937-836-7615
8th  – Election of new Officers for 2009.

13th  – An Irish Music Hall Session, 8:00 to 11 p.m. at the AOH Hall. Kevin Graham 937-864-2641
14th  – AOH Kids’ Christmas Party, AOH Hall.  Mike McCutcheon  937-672-3014
16th  – LAOH Christmas Dinner & Party, 6 P.M. at the Hickory BBQ Restaurant 1082 Brown Street, Dayton.  RSVP to Theresa O’Connell, President, LAOH, 937-258-0133 /
19th  –  AOH Christmas Party, AOH Hall.  Mike McCutcheon 937-672-3014
19th  – AOH Social Hour, 8:00 p.m., AOH Hall.  John Hickey


Cincinnati – Larry’s Kirwan (Black 47) Play “Blood” Presented

“Before the 1916 Rising, three men met – James Connolly, Sean MacDermott

and Padraig Pearse. What happened then is not to be missed?”

6th  & 7th – The Irish American Theater Company presents the Larry Kirwan play Blood at 7:30 pm on the 6th & the 7th @ 4:00 pm.  Thomas More College Theater (Science Building), Crestview Hills, KY. Both performances are $15.00 pre-paid. Pre-order tickets @ IATC 513.225.6915. Seating is limited.

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessions – Bring your instruments and play along!
            Great Lakes Brewing Co – First Monday of Every month in the Beer Cellar, 6-9 PM.  (Tends to be intermediate to advanced players)

Cleveland WSIA Club, Jennings Rd, Olmsted Twp – 1st Saturdays of the Month in Pub BEGINNERS AND KIDS WELCOME!  Usually 2-5pm, call to verify time. (440) 235-5868  website:

Old Angle Tavern, W. 25th  Street in Cleveland – Thursday nights at 8PM

Bardic Circle at The Shamrock Club of Columbus  Beginner-friendly, intermediate-level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays from 8:00 pm -11:00 pm 2008 session dates: Dec 4, Dec 18.

Sully’s 117 W Liberty, Medina  – Sessions on the 1st  & 3rd Sunday’s of the Month, from 7pm -9pm

Bowling Green Common Space* – 437 South Main, Bowling Green. SLOW SESSIONS – so folks can learn tunes.  2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 7:00 to 8:00

Blarney Pub* – 1st  Saturday of the month in Toledo, 5-8pm.
Grounds For Thought* – 174 S. Main Street, Bowling Green. 2nd Sunday of the month, 1-4pm at. October through May or June.

*Mary Dennis or Bob Midden 419-352-8050 or