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Philadelphia Irish Theatre Festival

  • Ireland’s bustling towns and wistful countrysides provide backdrops for eight plays filled with amor, melancholy and bittersweet storytelling: Amaryllis Theatre Company present Dublin Carol by…

  • Location: PA
  • Dates: January 01 – May 22

Culture Ireland

  • Over 1,000 Irish theatre-makers, musicians, singers, writers, dancers, visual artists, film-makers and more, presented their work to audiences from Alabama to Wyoming, in venues from…

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  • Dates: January 01 – December 31

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

  • Winner of multiple awards in three countries, Druid’s production of this comic masterpiece is filled with a host of charming characters and unexpected plot twists.…

  • Location: MA, DC, MI, IL, CA, PA, SC, CT
  • Dates: February 02 – June 19

Terminus by Mark O’Rowe

  • Terminus is an epic and entertaining play about three people whose lives collide on a fateful night in Dublin, Ireland. Ripped from their everyday existence,…

  • Location: MA, PA, NC, IL, OH, VT, MD
  • Dates: February 08 – March 18

The Chieftains

  • Six-time Grammy winners and the world’s most popular Irish traditional music group, The Chieftains’  U.S. tour will feature an array of surprise guests and local…

  • Location: NY, NJ, PA, WA, TX, AR, IN, WI, IL
  • Dates: February 17 – March 05

Ghost Light: Joseph O’Connor

  • The Times (London) called Joseph O’Connor’s Ghost Light a “spellbinding read”. He will read from his new novel at the Free Library of Philadelphia, in…

  • Location: PA, NY
  • Dates: February 22 – February 24


  • Over 25 years of playing together, Altan have established themselves as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland…

  • Location: TX, VA, OH, PA, IL, NH, VT, NH, CT
  • Dates: March 04 – March 20

David Munelly Band

  • “The Irish band to see” (The Irish Voice) has won special acclaim for incorporating the sound of the 1920s and 1930s, and such bands from…

  • Location: IL, MI, OH, NY, PA, TN, GA
  • Dates: March 04 – March 19

Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch

  • Through their respective performances over many years, Jackie Daly (accordion) and Matt Cranitch (fiddle) have established enviable individual reputations in the world of Irish traditional…

  • Location: NJ, PA, MO, IL, WI, IL, ME, MA
  • Dates: March 26 – April 07

Cappella Caeciliana

  • A concert of sacred music as part of Villanova University’s “Catholic Imagination in the Arts” series. The concert includes the US premiere of ‘Exsultet’, a…

  • Location: PA
  • Dates: April 27 – April 28

See Saw by Ciotóg

  • SEE SAW … gently rocking the balance between looking and being looked at, a dance show for and with families with young children…

    Let your…

  • Location: PA
  • Dates: May 12 – May 15

Group Shop: Neighbo(u)rhood

  • Organized by Dublin based Curator, Georgina Jackson, Neighbo(u)rhood, will present work based on the concept and meaning of community. The artists selected from Ireland, Europe…

  • Location: PA
  • Dates: May 13 – August 21

In Joyce’s Shadow: Jamie O’Neill at the Rosenbach Library, Philadelphia

  • In Joyce’s Shadow: An Evening with Jamie O’Neill on Monday June 13 at 6pm.

    Jamie O’Neill is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel, At Swim,…

  • Location: PA
  • Dates: June 13 – June 13

Adapting Ulysses (1922) into other Media: A Bloomsday Eve Artists’ Talk

  • To celebrate the release of the Ulysses Seen “Calypso” episode and coinciding with the run of “Gibraltar” at Plays and Players Theatre, Mr. Fitzgerald…

  • Location: PA
  • Dates: June 15 – June 15

McPeake Band

  • McPeake are conducting a sixteen venue tour across the United States

  • Location: NY, PA, CT, MA, CO, IL, NJ, TN, MO, IN,
  • Dates: June 16 – September 25

Dermot Bolger

  • A reading from “The Journey Home,” followed by a discussion.

  • Location: PA
  • Dates: July 16 – July 16

Irish Architecture Now

  • Two groups of three Irish architects each will travel to several U.S. cities. In each city, the architects will participate in symposia, briefly presenting key…

  • Location: CA, IL, MA, NY, PA
  • Dates: September 26 – November 11

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

  • Two traditional musicians who have toured the US extensively in different formations are about to tour the US for the third time as a duo.

  • Location: CA, WI, MN, WI, IL, PA, NJ, CT, NY
  • Dates: October 06 – October 23

The National Chamber Choir of Ireland

  • Programme:

    J.S. Bach: Jauchzet dem Herrn

    Johannes Brahms:
    O süsser Mai
    All meine Herzgedanken
    Dein Herzlein mild

    Siobhán Cleary:…

  • Location: IN, OH, PA, NJ, IA
  • Dates: October 13 – October 20

Women’s Voices From Ireland: The Wake Forest Women’s Anthology Tour 2011

  • Wake Forest University Press will present an American reading tour by some of Ireland’s leading poets, featuring Eiléan Ní Chuilleanain, Caitríona O’Reilly, Rita Ann Higgins…

  • Location: NC, IL, PA, NY, CA
  • Dates: October 24 – November 03

The Irish Chamber Orchestra

  • Programme
    Haydn Symphony Nr. 96, D major (The Miracle)
    Prokofiev Piano Concerto (Left Hand), Nr. 4, op.53


  • Location: WY, CO, IA, IL, MI, NY, ME, PA
  • Dates: October 24 – November 04

Watt by Samuel Beckett – Texts from the novel selected by Barry McGovern

  • Watt is the extraordinary story of an itinerant character who walks one day from a train station to the home of a Mr Knott whom…

  • Location: PA, NC, CA
  • Dates: October 27 – November 20

Cathal Breslin

  • U.S. National Concert Tour in December 2011; solo piano recitals and masterclasses.

    “Superb intensity and passion” – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • Location: NY, FL, MI, OH, PA, TX
  • Dates: December 01 – December 16