Irish Breakfast Band

Schedule of Events

Main Page Schedule and Performances (this page): Recordings, available at our concerts:
  1. Sean's Treasure (1998).
  2. On High Cross Farm (2005).
  3. At Home (2015).
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Upcoming Performances and Events

Date Description Time
Saturday, October 7, 2023 Art on the Avenue in Del Ray! We will be joined by the Boyle School of Irish Dance on the City Stage (located at the corner of Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues).
Art on the Avenue is a free event.
12 to 12:45 pm on the City Stage. Art on the Avenue runs from 10 am to 6 pm.
Sunday. October 8, 2023 Not a band concert, but the FSGW and band members Gordon and Karen are hosting a House Concert by Julie Henigan! A donation of $15-$20 per person is requested with all proceeds going to the performer. Respond, if you please (RSVP) as described in the flyer to get directions (and so we know how many chairs to set up). Click here for more information about Julie, check out her album American Stranger wherever fine music is streamed, and/or get her guitar book on DADGAD Tuning. 7 to 9 pm.

Past Performances and Events

Schedule from previous years.

Date Description Time
Friday, March 11, 2022 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band will be outdoors playing at the 1823 Pub, the on-campus pub at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. The pub is open to neighbors in the community, as well as students, faculty, and staff. The VTS Visit Campus page includes directions, parking information, and a Campus Map (the building marked 23 near the center of the map is the Scott Lounge / Cafe1823). WBBB will be playing 7 to 9 pm, the pub is open 5 to 10 pm (weather permitting).
Saturday, March 19, 2022 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band will be performing outdoors in Martinsburg, WV for Martinsburg's very first St. Patrick's Day Celebration! WBBB has three sets, noon to 12:45, 1:15 to 2, and 2:30 to 3:15 pm (i.e., three 45 minute sets with 30 minute breaks). The St. Patrick's Day Celebration is from noon to 7 pm.
Thursday, May 5, 2022 The first First Thursday in Del Ray! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, this time we started around 6 and went to around 8 pm.
Thursday, June 2, 2022 The first First Thursday in Del Ray! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Thursday, July 7, 2022 The first First Thursday in Del Ray! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Thursday, August 11, 2022 (delayed a week due to weather) The first First Thursday in Del Ray! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Saturday, August 20, 2022 We will be playing at the Amphitheater in Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, Virginia, joined by the Boyle School of Irish Dance. The concert is free and held outdoors, so feel free to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. For last minute performance cancellations due to inclement weather, call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the program start time. 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
Thursday, September 1, 2022 The last First Thursday in Del Ray (for the year)! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Saturday, September 10, 2022 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band will be playing outdoors at the 1823 Pub, the on-campus pub at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. The pub is open to neighbors in the community, as well as students, faculty, and staff. The VTS Visit Campus page includes directions, parking information, and a Campus Map (the building marked 23 near the center of the map is the Scott Lounge / Cafe1823). WBBB will be playing 7 to 9 pm, the pub is open 5 to 10 pm (weather permitting).
Saturday, October 22, 2022 We will be performing as part of the Mosaic International Showcase at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. The showcase will feature live entertainment from more multiple cultures and will be on the Metro Level in the Dining Pavilion.
This is a free event.
We are on at 12 pm.
The Mosaic International Showcase runs from 12 to 5 pm.
Saturday, November 12, 2022 (Rescheduled from October 1 due to Hurricane Ian) Art on the Avenue in Del Ray!
The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band will be on at 10 am on the Col. Arnald D. Gabriel Concert Band Stage (located on the Mt. Vernon Community School Basketball Court).
The Irish Breakfast Band will be on at noon, joined by the Boyle School of Irish Dance on the City Stage (located at the corner of Mt. Vernon & Oxford Avenues).
Art on the Avenue is a free event.
The WBBB show is 10 to 10:45 am on the Concert Band Stage.
The IBB show is from 12 to 12:45 pm on the City Stage.
Art on the Avenue runs from 10 am to 6 pm.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 We will be part of the Duncan Annual Holiday Open House at the Duncan Branch of the Alexandria Library, located at 2501 Commonwealth Avenue (between Uhler and Mt. Ida Avenues). This will be an evening of music, starting at 5 PM with the Orleans Express of Maryland - Traditional New Orleans Jazz, followed by a String Quartet Performance led by Brendan Slocumb (author of "The Violin Conspiracy") from 5:45 to 6:15 and our performance at 6:30.
This is a free event.
We're scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. The Open House is from 5 to 7:30 PM and the library closes at 8 PM.
Saturday, December 31, 2022 For First Night Alexandria, the Irish Breakfast Band and the Whiskey Before Breakfast Band will be alternating shows!
First Night changes admission.
Performance times on the First Night Alexandria page.
Friday, March 3, 2023 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band will be at Lost Boy Cider, located at 317 Hooffs Run Drive in Alexandria, Virginia. Music is scheduled from 7 to 9 pm, the cidery is open from 3 to 10 pm on Saturdays
SOLD OUT! Saturday, March 11, 2023 SOLD OUT! Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early at the Lyceum in Alexandria, Virginia. Join us for traditional Irish music from the Irish Breakfast Band and the Whiskey Before Breakfast Band, and traditional dance from the Boyle School of Irish Dance. Click here for our concert flyer.
Tickets $10 in advance (available through Alexandria.gov shop) or $15 at the door. Children 17 and Under $5. Free snacks: beer and wine for sale. Proceeds support the Alexandria History Museum at The Lyceum.
SOLD OUT! The concert is from 7 to 9 pm with IBB and the Boyle School up first, followed by WBBB.
Saturday, March 18, 2023 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band will be performing in Martinsburg, WV for Martinsburg's second St. Patrick's Day Celebration, organized by Main Street Martinsburg! WBBB has three 45 minute sets starting at noon, 1, and 2 pm. The Martinsburg's Celebration is from noon to 6 pm.
UPDATE: Thursday, April 13, 2023 The first First Thursday: a Cherry Blossom Celebration in Del Ray, has been delayed to the second Thursday due to expected bad weather on the first Thursday. If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 pm to dusk; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Saturday, April 15, 2023 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band will be playing outdoors at the 1823 Pub, the on-campus pub at the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia. The pub is open to neighbors in the community, as well as students, faculty, and staff. The VTS Visit Campus page includes directions, parking information, and a Campus Map (the building marked 23 near the center of the map is the Scott Lounge / Cafe1823). WBBB will be playing 7 to 9 pm, the pub is open 5 to 10 pm (weather permitting).
Sunday, April 16, 2023 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band (with Byron Thomas, banjo) will be playing at the Washington Revel's April 16 - 40th Anniversary Celebration at Glen Echo Park.
Tickets can be purchased through the Washington Revels website.
The event is from 6 to 8 pm.
Thursday, May 4, 2023 The second First Thursday: Dog Days in Del Ray! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 pm to dusk; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Thursday, June 1, 2023 The third First Thursday in Del Ray! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Saturday, July 1, 2023 We will be at the Amphitheater in Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, Virginia, joined by the Boyle School of Irish Dance. This Irish Cultural Heritage Night performance will be part of the Fairfax County's Spotlight by Starlight concerts under their umbrella Summer Entertainment Series. The concert is free and held outdoors, so feel free to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. For last minute performance cancellations due to inclement weather, call 703-324-SHOW (7469) one hour prior to the program start time. 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
Thursday, July 6, 2023 First Thursday: Red, White, & Brews, the fourth First Thursday in Del Ray! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Thursday, August 3, 2023 First Thursday: Del Ray's Country Music Showdown, the penultimate First Thursday in Del Ray! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Thursday, September 7, 2023 First Thursday: Star Wars Day in a Neighborhood Far, Far Away, the last First Thursday in Del Ray (for the year)! If enough of us are available, we sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.

If you're interested in having the band perform at your event, please drop a note to sean"AT"irishbreakfastband.com (replace the "AT" with @, we put it this way to confound SPAM e-mail address collectors). Please include your phone number.

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