Irish Breakfast Band

Schedule of Events

Main Page Schedule and Performances (this page): Recordings, available at our concerts or through the links below:
  1. Sean's Treasure (1998), available through this link.
  2. On High Cross Farm (2005), available through this link.
  3. At Home (2015), available through this link.
Favorite Links (more coming soon)

Upcoming Performances and Events

Date Description Time
We don't want to attract crowds during the pandemic, so we generally have not been announcing in advance. While our normal performances are cancelled due to the pandemic, we will look for opportunities to play on the lawn of the Anne Welsh Salon (observing appropriate social distancing). If we play, times will vary.
Saturday, July 17, 2021 Assuming all opens up as expected, we will be playing at the Amphitheater in Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, Virginia, possibly joined by members of the Boyle School of Irish Dance. This is part of the Fairfax County's Summer Entertainment Series. The concert is free and held outdoors, so feel free to bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Fairfax County's concert hotline (703-324-7469) will be updated, in case of rain cancellation, an hour prior to the start of the show. 7:30 to 8:30 pm.
Saturday, October 2, 2021 Assuming all opens up as expected, we will be playing at Art on the Avenue in Del Ray, possibly joined by the Boyle School of Irish Dance. Art on the Avenue is a free event. This is still tentative and may end up being a virtual performance. In past years Art on the Avenue has run from 10 am to 6 pm.

Past Performances and Events

Schedule from previous years.

Date Description Time
Friday, February 21, 2020 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band Live at the New District Brewing Company, 2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington, Virginia! The New District Brewing Company has limited food options, so come prepared to focus on the band, the beer, and the company! 7 to 9 pm.
CANCELLED: Friday, March 13, 2020 Available band members will perform for a senior citizen's event at Arlington County's Lee Community Center, located at 5722 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA. I'm told we will be playing for approximately 1 hour sometime between 1 and 3 pm.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 Acoustic Coffeehouse Presents: Brendan Mulvihill and his trio with Irish Breakfast Band! The Pohick Regional Library in Fairfax County has started a series of after-hours concerts. Light refreshments will be served, I'm not sure if there will be an admission charge or request for donations. The address is 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke, Virginia. 6:30 to 8:30 pm.
CANCELLED (we will try to reschedule for later in the year): Sunday, March 15, 2020 Not a band concert, but the FSGW and band members Gordon and Karen are hosting a House Concert featuring traditional Irish music by acclaimed accordionist John Whelan. John has been performing in the United States since 1980 and has performed with a variety of artists, including Eileen Ivers, Seamus Egan, and Johnny Cunningham. It promises to be a wonderful evening of tunes! Light refreshments will be provided.
Please email mjkandg"AT"verizon.net to RSVP and for the house concert address (replace the "AT" with @, we put it this way to confound SPAM e-mail address collectors). A donation of $15 per person is requested with all proceeds going to the performer.
7 to 9 pm.
POSTPONED (look out for scheduling of a post-apocalyptic St. Patrick's Day celebration): Tuesday, March 17, 2020 The Whiskey Before Breakfast Band Live at the New District Brewing Company, 2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington, Virginia! New District Brewing has limited food options, so come prepared to focus on the band, the beer, and the company! 7 to 9 pm.
CANCELLED: Thursday, June 4, 2020 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.
ADJUSTED: Thursday, July 2, 2020 Because of the pandemic we played on the lawn of the Anne Welsh Salon (observing appropriate social distancing). We played from 6 to 8 pm.
ADJUSTED: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 We planned to celebrate First Thursday in Del Ray but got rained out, so we slipped to Tuesday. Because of the pandemic we played on the lawn of the Anne Welsh Salon (observing appropriate social distancing). We played from 6 to 8 pm.
ADJUSTED: Saturday, September 5, 2020 We planned to celebrate First Thursday in Del Ray but got rained out, so we slipped to Saturday. Because of the pandemic we played on the lawn of the Anne Welsh Salon (observing appropriate social distancing). We played from 6 to 8 pm.
Saturday, October 3, 2020 Art on the Avenue will be virtual this year but would have been on Saturday, October 3, 2020. The weather looks promising so we plan play on the lawn of the Anne Welsh Salon (observing appropriate social distancing). This will not be a formal performance as we don't want to violate social distancing by attracting a crowd (and we haven't met to practice), but feel free to stop by and listen for a bit! We plan to play from 4 to 6 pm, and expect to have dancers from the Boyle School of Irish Dance between 4:30 and 5:30 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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