Upcoming Events at the Irish Cultural Center

Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones perform on March 3.

TONIGHT – February 21

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Join us at  The H.A.R.P. Museum at the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley  on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. as we go down a rabbit hole to check out the roots of traditional Irish music.

The history of traditional Irish music goes back to the time when the Celts arrived on the shamrock shores nearly 2500 years ago. Some has been lost in legend and much of it has been and is being preserved by persons of great vision safeguarding their heritage. In this multimedia program we will look at how traditional Irish music has changed due to political influences, immigration, and technology among other factors.

Our presenter will be Michael Hoke, a 40-plus year member and musician for the Craobh Dugan-O’Looney chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, an international organization whose mission is to preserve and promote traditional Irish music, dance, and language.

March 3 – Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones

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Fans of Irish music are in for an incredible evening of songs and stories as we once again kick -off Irish heritage month with Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones. Led by front man Derek Warfield, this group of talented young musicians will keep your hands clapping, toes tapping, and voices singing with fresh, high-energy arrangements of traditional tunes and rebel songs.

A special group of Irish men and women have been responsible for preservation of the tradition of Irish ballad singing over the past 50 years. Derek Warfield is a distinguished name among them. Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones are bringing that musical tradition forward with a reverence for Ireland’s past and the energy and optimism of a new generation of Irish musicians.

Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones are thrilled to be celebrating 14 years On the One Road and are delighted to be celebrating it in style with the release of a new CD “Let The Free Birds Fly” released in June 2022, and performances all over America including some great Irish American venues.

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DON’T WAIT – tickets will be $40 at the door!


March 14 – Arise & Go

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Arise & Go is an exciting Celtic trio that finds its roots in the dance music of Ireland, Scotland and Atlantic Canada. Blending pipes, whistles, fiddle, and guitar, the group’s varied musical backgrounds combine to produce a sound which is both grounded in tradition and uniquely fresh and driving. From intimate house concerts to festival stages, Arise & Go has been hailed for their “precision and energy”.

Utica NY native and piper extraordinaire Michael Roddy will be traveling from his home in Nova Scotia to celebrate St Patrick’s Day festivities with bandmates Ellie Gould on fiddle and Tim Ball on guitar.

General Admission is $15 in advance. $20 at the door.

And of course, The Irish Cultural Center and Five Points Pub is THE place to be for the area’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities! Join us on March 9, at 5:30 for the Grand Marshal Reception, March 16, for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Party, and March 17, for St. Patrick’s Day specials! Find our calendar of events on our website!