Irish Philadelphia

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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The Tom Standeven - Liz Anderson Sean Nos Tional

What: This will be a grand time to meet people, hear and maybe play some great music and have a good old time. All of the presenters are long-time practitioners and masters of their fields, but only a few are full-time musicians. (UPDATE: Ciaran Somers will be coming over from Ireland to teach at least one flute class and join in the evening concert.)

We'd like to keep the stress level down for everybody by suggesting that the workshops are not going to be intense, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities; but they'll be fun and you'll learn something from masters of the music.

Where: The Irish Center/Commodore Barry Club, 6815 Emlen St., Philadelphia, PA 19119.
When: Our best guess at the schedule at this early date is ...

Friday, June 23
5 p.m. until ...
Free barbecue, get together and sessions from 8:00 to midnight. The Philadelphia Ceili Group will also be holding their monthly Ceili in the fireside room of the Irish Center, but the opening gathering of the Tional will take place in the dining room.

Saturday June 24
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Classes with:

David Power - Uilleann Pipes (advanced

Willy Kelly - Fiddle (advanced)

Tom Cahill - Irish Singing-approximately one hour (beginner)

Donal Clancy - Tin Whistle (beginner)

12:30 - 2:30
Lunch ($5)
Philly Sandwiches - The Best!

2:30 - 4:30

More classes:

David Power - Uilleann Pipes
Willy Kelly - Fiddle
Mike Rafferty - Flute
Tom Cahill - Irish Singing (approx 1 hour)

4:30 - 6:30
Dinner ($8)
John Donnelly's Surprise (trust us)

7:30 - 10:15
Concert
7:30 - 8 Joe Vesey
8:15 - 10:15 David Power, Willy Kelly, Mike Rafferty, Donal Clancy

Sunday June 25
9 a.m. -12 noon
The Irish Center sells an Irish Breakfast and televises Irish Football. Also, there is a lot to do on a June Sunday in Philadelphia including two sessions in the Center City area:
The Plough and the Stars - 2nd and Chestnut Streets 4 - 8 p.m.
The Bards - 2013 Walnut Street 7 - 10 p.m.

Cost:
One Class - $25
Two Classes - $45
Two Classes, Concert, Lunch & Dinner - $70
Concert - $22 in advance, $25 at door

All events will be held at the Philadelphia Irish Center/Commodore Barry Club, Carpenter and Emlen Streets, in the West Mount Airy section of the city.


There is a free parking garage at the building which should hold most of us; latecomers will enjoy inconvenient street parking. The building is across the street from the Carpenter-Emlen station of the R6 Chestnut Hill local commuter train.

Registration & Contact
Try to register by June 10 so full arrangements can be made.
Make up your own registration letter and mail check payable to:

John Donnelly
3818 Sharp Street
Philadelphia, PA 19127

Driving Directions:
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