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.
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,
“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 LimerickR@aol.com. 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 www.springfieldartscouncil.org 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”
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 www.clevelandorchestra.com 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. www.nps.gov/cvna
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 atStrongsvilleHigh SchoolDecember 13that7:30 pm. l20025 Lunn RdStrongsville,OH44149Tickets atwww.thebostonstringquartet.com. Former 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.
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 www.beckcenter.org
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!
3rd – ANNUAL PUB QUIZ HOSTED BY MIKE D.
5TH – PAT SHEPARD
6TH – WIRED
12TH – CHARLIE IN THE BOX
13TH – THE MAGPIES
14TH – SUNDAY, 2ND ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION PJ’S X MAS PARTY. MUSIC BY BRIGID’S CROSS AT 7:30. 19TH – CHRIS ALLEN BAND
20TH – COSMIC CANDY
26TH – ZOO STATION (U2 COVER BAND)
27TH – CRUISIN
31ST – NEW YEARS EVE PARTY. MUSIC. T.B.A. CALL FOR DETAILS
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 www.aoh-dayton.org.
4th – AOH Card Night, 8:00 p.m.. Charley Bolton 937-836-7615 l26R6L1@woh.rr.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 / email@example.com.
19th – AOH Christmas Party, AOH Hall. Mike McCutcheon firstname.lastname@example.org.
19th – AOH Social Hour, 8:00 p.m., AOH Hall. John Hickey email@example.com
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: www.wsia-club.org