Irish Philadelphia

The Web guide to Irish music and culture in and around the Quaker City

Friday, February 24, 2006

Greetings From Wild Horse Pass in Sunny Phoenix, Arizona!

Have I told you lately how I love the Web?

OK, so here's the deal.

I'm in Phoenix at a conference, at a four-star resort owned by the Gila River Indian Community. I'm listening to recorded Indian flute music that in some ways sounds amazingly like Irish flute music. I'm in a coffee bar at said resort (where they serve Starbucks coffee, but of course). I'm tapping away on my laptop, sending electronic smoke signals to the resort's wireless network.

The photo, I took with my cell phone.

And all of my ramblings are now on their way to you, courtesy of all of this Web magick.

I have a 15-minute break before the next breakout session, so I'm now blogging to you, dear reader in a different time zone and a cooler climate (he Grinchishly gloated), to remind you about a couple of Philadelphia-area Irish events coming up this weekend.

Here they are:

Saturday, Feb. 25
1-4 p.m.
Patrick O'Dea, sean nós and old-style step dancer and set dance instructor, will be holding a dance workshop at Oh Hara's Irish Pub, 22 N. King St., Gloucester, N.J. 08030. Phone: (856) 456-2104.
Cost is $10. Oh Hara's has a full bar menu and serves Guinness and Smithwick's.
(E-mail or cell phone reminder)

Also on Saturday, starting at 8 p.m. ...
Jerry O’Sullivan with Athena O’Lochlainn & Rafe Stefanini
Three Masters of Traditional Music
Irish Center / Commodore Barry Club
6815 Emlen Street, Phila., Pa. 19119
Admission: $15; members $13
For more info on this concert visit:
(E-mail or cell phone reminder)




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