Irish Breakfast Band

Schedule of Events

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Upcoming Performances and Events

Date Description Time
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The fourth First Thursday in Del Ray, which was scheduled for the second day after the Fourth, has been delayed due to weather for the second time, and will now be held on the third Thursday of July. I am not sure if enough of us are available, but if we can get a quorum we might 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, 2017 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, 2017 The last 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, September 9, 2017 Acoustic Coffeehouse Presents: The Irish Breakfast Band! The Pohick Regional Library in Fairfax County is starting a series of after-hours concerts, and we will be playing the first concert. 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 9 PM.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 We are performing at the Traditional Irish Music Festival in Fairfax, Virginia, possibly with dancers from the Boyle School of Irish Dance. The O'Neill Malcom Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) sponsors this Festival.
Free, although donations to CCE are welcome and appreciated.
Our performance times are not set yet. The festival is from noon to 7:30 pm.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Not a band concert, but band members Gordon and Karen are hosting a House Concert by Julie Henigan! A donation will be requested with all proceeds going to the performer. Starting at 7 pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017 We usually perform at Art on the Avenue in Del Ray, along with the Boyle School of Irish Dance. Art on the Avenue is a free event. Art on the Avenue runs from 10 am to 6 pm.
Probably Wednesday, December 13, 2017 We usually perform at the Holiday Open House at the Duncan Branch of the Alexandria Library, located at 2501 Commonwealth Avenue (between Uhler and Mt. Ida Avenues). In addition to our entertainment, food will be provided by the Friends of Duncan Branch Library. The Duncan Library Holiday Open House is from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, we expect to start around 7 pm for the start of the open house.
Sunday, December 31, 2017 We usually perform at First Night Alexandria, with dancers or graduates from the Boyle School of Irish Dance.
First Night changes admission.
Performance details not set yet.

Past Performances and Events

Schedule from previous years.

Date Description Time
St. Patrick's Day, Thursday, March 17, 2016 We will be playing at Emma's Espresso and Wine Bar, 106 Hume Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. From around 7 to around 9 pm (or so).
Saturday, April 23, 2016 We will be playing at the Carlyle House in Old Town (121 N. Fairfax St. in Alexandria) for the Friends of Carlyle House Annual Herb and Craft Sale. The Garden Day Herb Sale is from 8 am to 4 pm, we will be playing from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 We will be at the Southern Maryland Celtic Festival at the Jefferson-Patterson Park and Museum, possibly with dancers from the Boyle School of Irish Dance.
Admission charged by the Celtic Society of Southern Maryland.
We will be performing from 2:45 to 3:30 pm. The Festival runs from 10 am to 6 pm.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Well, due to the rain, the second First Thursday in Del Ray has been delayed to the second Thursday in May, and I don't know if enough of us will be available, especially since our Ceili is two days later. We sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. As First Thursday has grown in popularity, other groups have started playing nearby, so we sometimes move to Emma's Espresso and Wine Bar, 106 Hume Avenue. First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; if we play, we usually play from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Irish Breakfast Band invites you to a Community Ceili Dance! Learn basic Irish social dancing taught by Shannon Dunne. No admission charge, light refreshments provided - feel free to bring something to share. Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 East Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Not a band concert, but band members Gordon and Karen are hosting a House Concert by Claire Egan and Eoin O'Neill! Starting at 8 pm
Sunday, May 29, 2016 We will be performing as part of IRELAND 100, Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture, a major festival highlighting Irish culture and its relationship to America at the Kennedy Center, possibly with dancers from the Boyle School of Irish Dance. We will be on the Outdoor Green Space, the Kennedy Center North Plaza, which will be transformed into an outdoor green space for picnicking, performances, food, drinks, workshops, and more. We will be doing two 45 minute performances at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. The IRELAND 100 series of events run from May 17 to June 5, 2015.
Friday, June 3, 2016 Some of us will be playing to represent our neighborhood when Channel 5 News makes a Zip Trip to Del Ray! Sometime in the 8:30 to 9:30 AM range.
Saturday, June 4, 2016 We will be at the Folklore Society of Greater Washington's annual Washington Folk Festival at Glen Echo Park, and Maggie and Jannie (who trained with the Boyle School of Irish Dance) will put down their fiddles to do a few steps as well.
Free, although the Folklore Society requests a donation.
Noon to 12:45 pm on the Crystal Pool Stage. The Festival runs from noon to 7:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 The fourth First Thursday in Del Ray! In the past, if enough of us are available, we would sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. As First Thursday has grown in popularity, other groups have started playing nearby, so we may move to Emma's Espresso and Wine Bar, 106 Hume Avenue. 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 14, 2016 We had a great time playing at Cherry Hill Park in the City of Falls Church, as part of the Concerts in the Park 2016 series. Thanks to the Village Preservation and Improvement Society and the Recreation and Parks Department for inviting us! We started at 7 pm.
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Unfortunately our concert at the Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, Virginia was rained out. 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Thursday, August 5, 2016 The fifth or penultimate First Thursday in Del Ray! In the past, if enough of us are available, we would sometimes play on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon. As First Thursday has grown in popularity, other groups have started playing nearby, so we may move to Emma's Espresso and Wine Bar, 106 Hume Avenue. 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 1, 2016 We are doing something special for the last (for 2016) First Thursday in Del Ray! Weather permitting, we will be setting up a dance floor at Pat Miller Square (corner of Mt. Vernon and Oxford Avenues) for Dance at the Crossroads, Irish social dancing for the whole family led by Shannon Dunne. All ages welcome and no experience necessary! First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; Dance at the Crossroads is from 7 to 8:15 pm.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 We are performing at the Traditional Irish Music Festival in Fairfax, Virginia, along with the Boyle School of Irish Dance. The O'Neill Malcom Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) sponsors this Festival.
Free, although donations to CCE are welcome and appreciated.
We are on from noon to 12:45 pm on the Clare Stage. The festival is from noon to 7:30 pm.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 We will be performing at Art on the Avenue in Del Ray, along with the Boyle School of Irish Dance. Art on the Avenue is a free event. We are on from 4 to 5 pm on the Twin Stage. Art on the Avenue runs from 10 am to 6 pm.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Join us at the Holiday Open House at the Duncan Branch of the Alexandria Library, located at 2501 Commonwealth Avenue (between Uhler and Mt. Ida Avenues). In addition to our entertainment, food will be provided by the Friends of Duncan Branch Library. The Duncan Library Holiday Open House is from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, we expect to start around 7 pm for the start of the open house.
Saturday, December 31, 2016 We will perform at First Night Alexandria, with dancers or graduates from the Boyle School of Irish Dance. We will be at a new location this year, the Lyceum, alternating with the Hummingbyrds.
First Night changes admission.
Three thirty minute sets, 7:45 to 8:15, 9:15 to 9:45, and 10:45 to 11:15 pm.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 We will be playing at the Acoustic Cafe at the Walter Reed Community and Senior Center, 2909 16th St S, Arlington, Virginia. We will be the first act, starting at 7 pm.
St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17, 2017 We will be playing at Emma's Espresso and Wine Bar, 106 Hume Avenue in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. From around 7 to around 9 pm (or so).
Saturday, April 1, 2017 Irish Breakfast Band invites you to a Community Ceili Dance! Learn basic Irish social dancing taught by Shannon Dunne. No admission charge, light refreshments provided - feel free to bring something to share. Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 East Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA 7 to 9 pm
Thursday, April 11, 2017 Because of the weather the first First Thursday in Del Ray of 2017 was on the second Thursday of April! Some of us played on the porch of the Anne Welsh Salon (and some of us showed up too late to play). First Thursday is from 6 to 9 pm; we play, we played from around 7 to 8 or 8:30 pm.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 We will be playing at the Carlyle House in Old Town (121 N. Fairfax St. in Alexandria) for the Friends of Carlyle House Annual Herb and Craft Sale. The Garden Day Herb Sale is from 8 am to 4 pm, we will be playing from 10 to 11 am.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 The second 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, June 1, 2017 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, 2017 We will be playing at the Ossian Hall Park, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, Virginia, possibly joined by members (or graduates) of the Boyle School of Irish Dance. 7:30 to 8:30 pm

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