August 2018

(Updated 8/6/2018)

Contact Venue first to double check event, as changes may occur.  Location is linked to venue website, which is underlined. All information was obtained from venue websites as of the above date.  Please contact venue if entertainment information is missing from the below list. or if you see "TBA" which means venue did not post their music for that particular month or night.  If you would like your Irish pub entertainment to be listed on this monthly update, and your Irish pub is in the Washington, DC metro area, please email: musiclinkco@msn.com at least 1 week prior to the month you want displayed, to ensure your music schedule is included on the monthly IrishUSA DC metro area Irish pub updates.  If you have an Irish concert occurring somewhere within the Washington DC metro area, please email me as soon in advance of the concert as you can, and include venue link, Artist name/link, Ticket price/ link and date of your Irish concert event.  There is no charge to have your Irish event or pub music listed on IrishUSA.  The only request, is to provide a reciprocal link from your promotional website of your event. so we are all connected!

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Date Concert/Fest Location TIme Amt
8/12 (Sun night)

Tempest Jammin' Java

227 Maple Ave

Vienna, VA

730pm $20

Click here to buy tickets

Aug 25th, 2018 (Saturday)

Ballyshaner's Annual Irish Fest at: Waterfront Park, 1A Prince Street, Old Town Alexandria, VA Waterfront Park

1A Prince Street

Old Town Alexandria, VA

11am-7pm Free Admission!
Sept 7, 2018

 

The Rogues (from Houston) & the Shamrogues (from East Coast)

Celtic music "Double Header!"

Ramshead Tavern

33 West Street

Annapolis, MD

8pm $25

Click here for tickets!

Sept 22, 2018

The Washington D.C. metropolitan area branch of the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, with sponsorship from the City of Fairfax and the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts, will present the 23rd Annual CCÉ Irish Folk Festival in Fairfax, VA.

Featuring Anne Kirrane & Gabriel Donohue; "Bua"-Sean Gavin, Brian Miller, Devin Shepherd, Brian O'hAirt, Billy Jackson plus a roster of prominent talent from Irish traditional music & dance.

Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Faifax, VA and the Auld Shebeen, Main Street, Fairfax, VA.

Click here for details

Noon-630pm $10 per person

$20 per family (max)

Sept 23, 2018

Irish Heritage Day at NATS Park

Sunday, September 23 is Halfway to St. Patrick's Day at Nationals Park! Join fellow Irishmen from around the Washington DC area to support the Nationals as we take on the New York Mets.

All fans who purchase a Baseline Reserved ticket through this link will have access to a pregame festival, with food and drink samplings from around Ireland. Information regarding the pregame event will be announced prior to the game.

 

Nationals Park

Washington, DC

1:35pm $20-$60

Click Here to buy tickets

Oct 28th, 2018

 

Deirdre "Dee" Reilly

A concert for the launch of her new album release:

"My Kind of Country"

Murphy's Irish Pub

713 King Street

Old Town Alexandria, VA

Album release concert from:

7:00-10:00 pm

Doors open at 5:30 pm

upstairs at Murphy's

 (note: upstairs is not handicap accessible)

Details & admission price to be posted in September 2018. Check back!
11/1/2018

 

Stars from  "the Commitments" The Birchmere

Alexandria, VA

7:30pm $35

Click this link to buy tickets!

November 9-11,  2018

Timonium Maryland Irish Fest

Timonium, MD

 

Cow Palace Maryland State Fair

Timonium, MD

Fri night, all day Saturday and most of Sunday $10-$20

Click here for advanced ticket purchase

12/1/2018

Scythian Ramshead Tavern

33 West Street

Annapolis, MD

9pm $24.50

Click here to buy tickets!

12/2/2018

Eileen Ivers

Eileen Ivers Christmas shows The Barns at Wolftrap

Vienna, VA

3pm & 8pm $27-$32

Click this link for tickets!

12/7, 8 and 9, 2018 (4 shows)

 

Carbon Leaf

 

Ramshead Tavern

33 West Street

Annapolis, MD

 

4 Shows

12/7-8:30pm

12/8-3pm

12/8-8:30pm

12/9-1pm

$39.50

Click here to buy tickets!

12/13 and 12/14, 2018

Carbon Leaf The Birchmere

Alexandria, VA

730pm $39.50

Click this link for tickets!

Dec 23

"Cherish the Ladies"

A Celtic Christmas

In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night.” Their arrangements highlight the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies and spectacular step dancing.

 

The Weinberg Center

20 West Patrick Street

Frederick, MD

3:00 pm $20-$35

 

Click this link to buy tickets.

    Pub Music

Washington DC Metro Area, separated by State (VA, MD, DC)

August 2018

   
    Virginia    
Date Event Location Time FB link
8/1-31 Contact venue P.J. Mulligan's Public House, Herndon, VA  
8/1-31

 

Contact Venue Nana's Irish Pub, 7843 Main Street, Middletown, VA   

Formerly Irish Isle Restaurant

Music 7pm most nights
8/1-31 TBA contact venue Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA 9pm  
8/3 James Stevens Duo Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm
8/4 The Curbfeelers Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/10 Mojo Widget Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/11 The Leftovers Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/17 Down Wilson Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/18 Chris Bruno Duo Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/24 New Wave Juke Box Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/25 Ciaran Quinn Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/31 High Five Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/1-2 Martin Marron Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/3-4

8/3-4

Martin Marron

Both Sides

Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/5-6

 

Pete Baker Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/10-11

8/10-11

Pat Carroll

Freddie Long

Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/12-14

 

Siobhan O'Brien Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/17-18

8/17-18

 

Sanford Markley

Both Sides

 

Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/19-20 Greg S. Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/21-23 Pat Garvey Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/24-25

8/24

8/25

Pat Garvey

Billy Wilde

Diplomatic Immunity

Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/26-27 Siobhan O'Brien Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/28-30 Rocky Guttmann Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/31 Tunnel's Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/31 Donal O'Shaughnessy Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/3 Mojo Widget Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA 5-8pm
8/4 Practically Einstein Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA 5-8pm
8/6 Trad Irish session with Brian Gaffney, Brendan Mulvihill Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/9 Human Country Jukebox Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/10 High Five Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/11 Shag Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  10pm-1am
8/13 Trad Irish session with Brian Gaffney, Brendan Mulvihill Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
 8/16 19th Street Band Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/17 Human Country Jukebox Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/18 Driven to Clarity Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/23 Brad Pugh Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/24 Mike Scoglio Band Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/25 Chasing Autumn Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/30 Pete Baker Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/31 Kara & Matty D Band Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/1-31  TBA.  Not available at post time.  Contact venue. Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 830pm-1230am  
8/10 Ciaran Quinn Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 9-12 patio
8/17 Free Flowing Musical Exp. Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 9-12 patio

 

8/21 19th Street Band (on the patio) Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 7:30-10:30pm  
8/24-31  TBA.  Not available at post time.  Contact Venue. Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 9-12 patio  
Every Mon Pub Quiz Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA 9:00 pm
Every Tues Open Mike Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA 9:00 pm
8/1-31 TBA. Not Available at post time.  Contact venue Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA 9:00 pm
Saturday afternoons Traditional Irish Session for Brunch 12pm-3pm Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 12pm-3pm
8/3-4 Sean Fleming Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm
8/3 Sean Fleming Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10-close
8/10-11 The Quietmen Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm
8/10 Jaime Ratchford Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10-close
8/17-18 Brian Gaffney Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
8/17 Day Job (Blues & Jazz) Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10-close  
8/24-25 Flying Cows of Ventry Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm
8/24 Phil Selz Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10-close
8/31-9/1 Conor Malone Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va    
8/31 Conor Malone Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va    
8/2 Open Mike w/ Dusty Rose The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA  
8/3 Timmie Metz The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/4 Shane Gamble The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/10 Mars Rodeo The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/11 Billy Thompson Band The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/16 Open Mike w/ Dusty Rose The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/17 Sean Chyun solo The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/18 Shartel & Home The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/24 Torry B Band The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/25 Tejas Singh The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/31 Tom Blood & Late as Usual The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
Monday's Traditional Irish Sessiun Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 8pm
8/9 Sea Shanty Pub Sing Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 8pm
8/11 Acoustic Ayre Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7pm
8/18 Josh Allen Band Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7pm
8/25 Eric Highsmith Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7pm
Wednesday's Trivia with Geeks who drink Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA

 

7 - 10pm
    Maryland

August 2018

   
Friday's Traditional Irish Music & Culkin School of Irish Dance Lahinch Tavern and Grill 7-10 pm
Every Monday Pub Quiz Lahinch Tavern and Grill

7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD

730pm  
8/3 Chug a Lug Band Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8pm
8/4 Liz Springer Trio Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8pm
8/10 40 Dollar Fine Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8pm
8/11 Bourbon Moon Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8pm
8/16 Brian Weber Lahinch Tavern and Grill 7-10pm  
8/17 Bruce Ewan w/ Jazz guitarist Randy Johnston Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
8/18 Sligo Creek Band Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
8/24 Gina Cocco & Friends Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
8/25 Toohey & Gotts "Wye River Band" Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
8/31 Cravin' Dogs Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
Every Sunday Brooks Tegler Jazz Group Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD  
Every Monday The Irish Innmates-traditional Irish sessiun Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD  
8/1 Inn House Band Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD 8-11pm
8/8 Inn House Band Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD 8-11 pm  
8/15 Siobhan O'Brien Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD 7-10 pm  
8/22 Inn House Band Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD    
8/29 Inn House Band Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD    
8/1/-31 Not available at post time.  Contact venue

The Irish Whisper, National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD)

7-10pm
 

8/1-31

Not available at post time.  Contact venue.     

 Finnegan's Wake, Rockville, MD

 
Every Wed Traditional Irish Sessiun The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
8/1-31 TBA.  Not available at post time.  Contact venue. The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
Every Wed Karaoke Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD 830-11pm
Every Sunday Mary Ann Redmond Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD  
8/2 Pussy Talk Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD  
8/3 Side Effect Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/4 The Rhythm Bandits Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/5 The Brook Yoder Band Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/7 Sean Chyun & TK Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/9 Brian Harris Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/11 Scorpion Rose Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/12 Jason Masi Band Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/14 Sean Chyun & TK Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/16 Drew Stevyns Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/17 The Leftovers Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
8/18 Cathy Ponton King Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
Every Wed  Trivia Kings Molloy's Irish Pub and Grill, Crofton, MD  
8/1-31 TBA.  Contact venue.  Not available at post time. Molloy's Irish Pub and Grill, Crofton, MD 930pm
Every Tues Trad Irish Sessiun McGinty's, Silver Spring, MD  
Every Wed Karaoke McGinty's, Silver Spring, MD  
Every Thurs Live Local Music McGinty's, Silver Spring, MD  
Every Sun Live Irish Music from 4-8pm Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4:00-8:00 pm
Every Wed Irish Sessiun Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 8pm
8/4 Drew Vervan Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4-8pm
8/12 Brendan Pelan Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4-8pm
8/19 Pat Garvey Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4-8pm
8/26 Ciaran Quinn Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4-8pm  
8/3 Jeremy Gilless Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD  830pm-1230am
8/4 Jocelyn Faro Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD  830pm-1230am
8/10 Pete Best Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 830pm
8/11 Ciaran Quinn Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30am
8/17 Brendan Pelan Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 830pm
8/18 Siobhan O'Brien Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 830pm  
8/21 TIPSC Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 7-10pm  
8/24 Alex Peters Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 830pm  
8/25 Mike Sharp Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 830 pm  
8/31 John Luskey Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD    
9/1 Sean Fleming (solo) Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD    
8/1 TIPSC Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-10pm
8/2 Sean Suttell Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 8pm
8/3 All Terrain Duo Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 8-12am
8/4 Meg & Angie Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD  
8/9 The Drinker & the Scholar Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11pm
8/10 Peter James Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 8-12am
8/11 Siobhan O'Brien Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 8-12am  
8/15 Larry Lay Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 6-9pm  
8/16 Drew Vervan Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11pm  
8/17 Jessie Marie & Andy Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 8-12pm  
8/18 Michael K & Todd Kreuzburg Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 8-12pm  
8/22 Larry Lay Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 6-9pm  
8/24 Jason Morton Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 8-12pm  
8/25 Pete Best Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD    
8/30 Ciaran Quinn Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD    
8/31 Sean Fleming (solo) Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD    
8/3

8/3

John Luskey

Melanie Vanderlee

Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 6-10pm

 

8-12am

 

 
8/4

8/4

Harry Traynham

Eddie Rogers

Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 6-10pm

8-12am

 
8/5 Three of a Kind Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 3-7pm  
8/10 Shawn Owen

Melanie Vanderlee

Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD

6-10pm

8-12am

 
8/11 Vickie Roberts Band Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 6-10pm  
8/12 Eric Scott & Doug Segree Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 3-7pm  
8/17 Just Us

Melanie Vanderlee

Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 6-10pm

8-12am

 
8/19 John Luskey Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 3-7pm  
8/24

Melanie Vanderlee

Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD

8-12am

 
8/25 Jason Morton Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 6-10pm  
8/26 Shelli & Kurt Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 3-7pm  
8/31 Melanie Vanderlee Pirate's Cove, Galesville, MD 8-12am  
    Wash., D.C.

August 2018

   
 Music sometimes Live music.  Contact venue Duffy's Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
8/1-4 Brian Gaffney the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm
8/5-11 Conor Malone the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm
8/12-18

 

Pat Garvey the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm
8/19-25 Brian Gaffney the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm  
8/26-9/1 Brendan's Voyage (Fergus & Stevie) the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm  
Every Tues Trivia Kings Irish Channel, Washington, DC 9pm
Every Wed District Trivia Irish Channel, Washington, DC 9pm
8/2-4 Pete Baker Irish Channel, Washington, DC 9pm
8/9 Siobhan O'Brien Irish Channel, Washington, DC 9pm
8/10-11 Whisky Promise Irish Channel, Washington, DC 9pm
8/16-18 Ciaran Quinn Irish Channel, Washington, DC 9pm
8/23-25 Conor Malone Irish Channel, Washington, DC    
8/30-9/1 TBA. Not available at post time.  Contact venue. Irish Channel, Washington, DC    
Sundays (3:00-6:00pm)

Thurs/Fri/Sat nights (9:30-12:30am)

Traditional Irish Session

LIve acoustic music.

 Kirwan's on the Wharf

749 Wharf Street SW, DC

New pub opened Oct 2017, owned by Mark Kirwan of Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA
Every Thur Local artist Fado Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
Every Sat Live Music Local Bands Fado Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
8/16 Brian Gaffney Nanny O'Brien's, Washington, DC    
8/1-2 Sean McNally & Matt Mancuso Rira, Georgetown, DC 930pm
8/7-9 The Niall O' Hagan Band Rira, Georgetown, DC  930pm
8/14-16 The CJS Band Rira, Georgetown, DC 930pm
8/21-23 The CJS Band Rira, Georgetown, DC    
8/28-30 The Niall O' Hagan Band Rira, Georgetown, DC