Irish Breakfast Band

Schedule of Events

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Upcoming Performances and Events

Date Description Time
Thursday, May 3, 2018 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 7, 2018 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.
Thursday, July 5, 2018 The fourth First Thursday in Del Ray in on the first day after the Fourth of July (the fifth). 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 2, 2018 The penultimate 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, August 18, 2018 We will be playing as part of 2018 Music and Dance from Around the World performance series presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority at the Ossian Hall Park Amphitheater, 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale, Virginia, possibly joined by members or graduates 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
Thursday, September 6, 2018 The ultimate 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.
Probably Saturday, September 22, 2018 We sometimes play 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.
The festival is from noon to 7:30 pm.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 We will be 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 scheduled for 10 to 11 am on the Twin State at the corner of Oxford and Mt. Vernon Avenues. Art on the Avenue runs from 10 am to 6 pm.
Probably Wednesday, December 12, 2018 We usually play at the Holiday Open House for 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.
Monday, December 31, 2018 We usually play at First Night Alexandria, possibly with dancers or graduates from the Boyle School of Irish Dance, last year at the Lyceum.
First Night changes admission.
We usually play three 30-minute sets, alternating with another group.

Past Performances and Events

Schedule from previous years.

Date Description Time
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
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.
We are scheduled for noon to 12:45 pm. The festival is from noon to 7:30 pm.
Sunday, September 24, 2017 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 per person is requested with all proceeds going to the performer. Click here for more information about Julie, or check out her CD, American Stranger on the Waterbug label or wherever fine music is streamed. 7 to 9 pm.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 We are 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 scheduled for 4 to 5 pm on the Twin State at the corner of Oxford and Mt. Vernon Avenues. Art on the Avenue runs from 10 am to 6 pm.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 We will be performing at the Holiday Open House for 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 will be performing at First Night Alexandria, possibly with dancers or graduates from the Boyle School of Irish Dance, at the Lyceum.
First Night changes admission.
We will be playing three 30-minute sets starting at 7, 8:30, and 10 pm, alternating with the Not So Modern Jazz Quartet (at 7:45, 9:15, and 10:45 pm).
Saturday, February 17, 2018 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. Del Ray United Methodist Church, 100 East Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA 7 to 9 pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 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 for St. Patrick's Day! 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.
Thursday, April 5, 2018 The first First Thursday in Del Ray of 2018! If there are enough of us 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, April 21, 2018 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. This event is free, admission to tour inside the Carlyle House museum is $5 for adults; $3 for children; FREE for Friends of Carlyle House or with your Alexandria Garden Day ticket. This event will take place rain or shine. We will be playing from 10 to 11 am; the Garden Day Herb Sale is from 8 am to 4 pm.

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