August 2017

(Updated 8/9/2017)

Contact Venue first to double check event as changes may occur.  Location is linked to venue website. All information was obtained from venue websites as of the above date.  Please contact venue if entertainment information is missing from the below list.

 

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Date Concert/Fest Location TIme Amt
Aug 26

 

The Ballyshaner's Annual Irish Festival

Waterfront Park, Old Town Alexandria, VA

(Free admission!  This fest is a fundraiser for the annual Old Town Alexandria, St. Pat's Parade).

Waterfront Park

Union Street

Old Town Alexandria, VA

11:00am-7:00pm Free!
9/9

 

 

Samuel Beckett's Annual Irish Festival

Outside and Inside!

Vendors, Bagpipers, Dancers, Music-All Day

Samuel Beckett's

Shirlington, VA

All Day Free!
9/23

 

Aoife Scott & her Band  (7pm)

Her sublime voice is a thing of beauty that stops people in their tracks. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, Dublin Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish folk and traditional scene.  An impeccable pedigree as a member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother, Frances, and her aunt, Mary: Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, while garnering acclaim and recognition both here and abroad as she hones her craft

Performing at the CCE Irish Folk Festival

CCE Irish Folk Festival

Fairfax, VA

12:00-7:30pm Free
9/24

Lahinch Tavern & Grill, Potomac, MD

2nd Annual Irish Festival (Outdoors & Indoors!)

Traditional Irish music from 3-5pm

19th Street Band from   5:00-7:00 pm

3:00pm-7:00 pm No cover charge!
9/25

 Aoife Scott and her Band

Her sublime voice is a thing of beauty that stops people in their tracks. Fragile and ethereal one minute and strong and vibrant the next, Dublin Folk singer-songwriter Aoife Scott has become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish folk and traditional scene. An impeccable pedigree as a member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother, Frances, and her aunt, Mary: Aoife is steadily rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene, while garnering acclaim and recognition both here and abroad as she hones her craft

Institute of Musical Traditions

Institute of Musical Traditions

Takoma Park, MD

 

7pm Unknown.  Check Venue website nearer to the date!
    Pub Music

Washington DC Metro Area

August 2017

   
    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
8/3 Tommy Rothman Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/4 Run Catch Rain Duo Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/5 Huntley Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA 9:30pm  
8/10 Mike Leverone Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/11 Aine O'Doherty Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/12 Danny Burns Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/17-19 TBA (contact venue) Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/24 19th Street Band Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/25 Aine O'Doherty Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/26 TBA Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/31 Mike Scoglio Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
8/4 Ciaran Quinn Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm
8/5 Aine O'Doherty Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/11 High Five Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/12 Judge Smith Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/18 The Rockets Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/19 The Curbfeelers Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/25 James Steven Duo Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/26 High Five Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm  
8/1-5 Pat Garvey Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va 8:30pm
8/4-5 Diplomatic Immunity Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/6-9 Mike Strutton Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/10-14 Sean Chyun Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/11-12 Both Sides Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/15-19 Sanford Markley Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
8/18-19 Both Sides Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/20-21 Scott Fallon Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/22-26 Mason Sebastian Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/25-26 Fighting Jamesons Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/27-8/30 Pat Garvey Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
8/31 Rocky Guttmann Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  

 

 

 

all Fri-Sat Check website or Facebook page for weekly entertainment updates Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/3 Motown Thursdays Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA 9pm  
8/4 High Five Duo Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/5 Shag Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/6 Sunday Jazz Brunch with Tara Hofmann

Brian Gaffney (6pm)

Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/7 Traditional Irish session with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill (8pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/9 Traditional Irish session (8pm front snug) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/10 Motown Thursdays (9pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/11 Practically Einstein Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/12 Driven to Clarity Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/13 Sunday Jazz Brunch with Tara Hofmann

Conor Malone (6pm)

Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/14 Traditional Irish session with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill (8pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/16 Trad Irish music sessiun front snug (8pm)

 

Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/17 Motown Thursdays (9pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/18 Eddie Pasa Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/19  Cara & Matty D Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/20 Sunday Jazz Brunch with Tara Hofmann (TBA)

Brian Gaffney (6-9pm)

Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/21 Trad sessiun with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/23 Trad Irish music sessiun front snug (8pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA 12:30-2:30pm

 

 
8/24 Motown Thursdays (9pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/25 Faraway Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
8/26 David Andrew Smith Band  Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/27 Sunday Jazz Brunch with Tara Hofmann (TBA)

Brian Gaffney (6-9pm)

 Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/28 Trad sessiun with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill

 

 Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/30 Trad Irish music sessiun front snug (8pm)

 

 Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/31 Motown Thursdays (9pm)

 

 Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
8/3-4 Rocky Guttmann Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
8/11-12 Scott Fallon Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
8/18-19 Rocky Guttmann Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
8/25-26 TBA (contact venue) Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
8/4-5 William Dicke Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 9pm on the patio
8/11-12 TBA (contact venue) Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 9pm on the patio  
8/18-19 Sean Fleming solo Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 9pm on the patio  
8/25-26 TBA (contact venue) Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 730pm on the patio  
Every Sun Karaoke Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA 9:00 pm
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
8/3 Jeff Herbert Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA 9:00 pm  
8/4 Dan Fisk Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/5 Calder & Pugh Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/11 Ryan Paladino Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/12 Pete BAker Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/17 Jesse Trask Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/18 TBA (contact venue) Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/19 Lady in Tramps Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/24 Mike Scoglio Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/25-26 Eddie Pasa Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/31 Stevie Matthews Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA    
8/4-5 The Quietmen Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
8/4 Katie Hargrove Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10-close  
8/11-12 Brian Gaffney Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
8/11  Heather Renee Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10-close  
8/18-19 The Flying Cows of Ventry Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
8/18 Lexi Jackson Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
8/25-26 Sean Fleming Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
8/25 Sean Fleming Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10-close  
8/4 Tejas Singh The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA 9-1am  
8/5 Magic Bus The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA 6pm  
8/11 Torry B. Duo The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA 9pm  
8/12 Medicine Wind The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA 9-1am  
8/18 Billy Thompson Band The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/19 Dusty Rose Trio The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/25 PG & Robin (RSVP) The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
8/26 Mars Rodeo The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
Monday's Traditional Irish Sessiun Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 8pm  
Wednesday's Trivia with Geeks who drink Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA

 

7 - 10pm  
8/1-31 TBA (contact venue) Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7 pm
    Maryland    
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  
8/2 Padraig Keane Duo Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/3 Jimmy Nalls & Neil Foley Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/5 Brendan Pelan Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/9 Padraig Keane Duo Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/10 Cabin John Creek Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/12 Padraig Keane Duo Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/16 19th Street Band Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/17 Padraig Keane Duo Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/19 Bruce Ewan & Bobby Radcliffe Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/23 Padraig Keane Duo Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/24 Lava Lamps Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/26 Safe Harbour Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
8/30 19th Street Band Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8:00-11pm  
9/24 1/2 Way to St. Pat's Festival (Outside and Inside!) Lahinch Tavern and Grill 3:00-7:00pm  
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    
8/9 & 8/23 19th Street Band Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD    
   8/10 Daniel Hill

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

7-10pm
8/11 Jeff Herbert Duo The Irish Whisper, National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) 7-10pm  
8/12 Kilgore Duo The Irish Whisper, National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) 7-10pm  
8/17 Andy Branigan Duo The Irish Whisper, National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) 7-10pm  
8/18 W.L. Bishop solo The Irish Whisper, National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) 7-10pm  
8/19 Mike Olcott solo The Irish Whisper, National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) 7-10pm  
8/24 Justin Shapiro solo The Irish Whisper, National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) 7-10pm  
8/25 Brian Weber solo The Irish Whisper, National Harbor (Oxon Hill, MD) 7-10pm  
8/31 Steven O'Toole solo 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  
8/4 John Lyon & Bryan Dorothy The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
8/5 Billy Mayfield The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
8/7 Sea Shanty sing a long The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
8/12 Brendan Pelan & Chick Hall The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
8/17 Folk Sing In The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
8/21 Paul Gannon & Mitch Fanning The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
8/25-26 Brian Gaffney 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  
8/1-31 TBA (not available at post time. Contact venue) 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  
8/6 Pat O'Brennan Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4-8pm  
8/13 Brendan Pelan Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4-8pm  
8/20 Drew Vervan Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4-8pm  
8/27 Pat O'Brennan Galway Bay, Annapolis, MD 4-8pm  
8/4 Jim Wockenfuss Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 am
8/5 Kieran Lally Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 am
8/11 Pete Best Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-1230am
8/12 Melanie Vanderlee Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 pm
8/15 TIPSC Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-11:30
8/17  John Luskey Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 pm
8/18 TBA contact venue Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 pm
8/25 Drew Vernan Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD    
8/26 Kieran Lally Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD    
8/3 Ciaran Quinn Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11  
8/4 Pete Best Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
8/5 Meg & Angie Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11pm  
8/9 Brian Gaffney Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230  
8/10 Meg & Bryan Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230  
8/11 Rick & Regina Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11pm  
8/17 Ciaran Quinn Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
8/18 Colin Rowe Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230  
8/19 Scribe Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11pm  
8/24 Drew Vervan Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
8/25 TBA (contact venue) Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230  
8/26 TBA (contact venue) Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230  
    Wash. DC    
Most Wednesdays Live music.  Contact venue Duffy's Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
8/1-5 Brian Gaffney the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm  
8/6-12  TBA (contact venue) the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm
8/13-19 TBA (contact venue) the Dubliner, Wash, DC    
8/20-26 Pat Garvey the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm
8/27-31 Brendan's Voyage (Fergus & Steve) the Dubliner, Wash, DC    
Every Tues Trivia Kings Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
Every Wed District Trivia Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
8/3-5 Pete Baker Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
8/10 Aine O'Doherty Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
8/11-12 TBA (contact venue) Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
8/17-19 Whiskey Promise Irish Channel, Washington,DC    
8/24 Aine O'Doherty Irish Channel, Washington,DC    
8/25-26 Ciaran Quinn Irish Channel, Washington,DC    
Every Thur Local artist Fado Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
Every Sat Live Music Local Bands Fado Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
8/24 Brian Gaffney Nanny O'Brien's, DC    
8/5 Driven to Clarity Rira, Georgetown, DC  
8/12 Poehemia Rira, Georgetown, DC  
8/19 Practically Einstein Rira, Georgetown, DC  
8/20-31 TBA (not available at post time.  Contact venue) Rira, Georgetown, DC