May 2017

(Updated 5/16/2017)

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.

 

To see where Irish Festivals may be in your travels, sorted by Month and City, State, just click this link!:  http://irishusa.com/festivals.html

Date Concert/Fest Location TIme Amt
May 18

Gerry Timlin Lahinch Tavern & Grill, Potomac, MD 8 pm-11pm

1 night only

First appearance at Lahinch Tavern/Grill!

No cover. 

Reservations recommended

May 20

Flogging Molly The Fillmore

Silver Spring, MD

  $35. General Admission, Standing room only

Click Here for tickets from Ticketmaster

May 21

Comhaltas Irish Dance Festival

(CCE Feis)

 

Mount St. Mary's University, 16300 Old Emmittsburg Rd., Emmittsburg, MD

All dancing & non-dancing competitions will be held at the Knotts ARCC Arena

Sunday 9am.  Doors Open 8am.  
June 2-3

Annapolis Irish Festival, Crownsville, MD Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, MD Friday 4pm-close

Saturday 11am-close

Friday night, 6/2-$10

Saturday 6/3-$20

June 10

Tara O'Grady & the Black Velvet Band

Swing Dance to "Celts in the Cotton Club".  Original music compositions and traditional Irish songs with fresh arrangements, meant for a prohibition swing dance hall!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8mSBHbMspQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5AUXEzLqJ0

Glen Echo Park's historic Spanish Ballroom,

7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo Park, MD

9pm-midnight

Free swing dance lessons from 8-9pm, included in ticket price. No dance partner needed!

$15 if mention IrishUSA at ticket counter.

$20 general admission

Phone for Glen Echo Park:

301-634-2222

June 17

Daniel O'Donnell National Theater, Washington, DC 8 pm Tickets $53-$250

Click this link for tickets from Live Nation/Ticketmaster

June 20

Celtic Woman Wolftrap Filene Center, Vienna, VA 8 pm Tickets $40-$85

Click here for tickets

Sean Fleming (solo) shows

4Ps Falls Church 2017  

6/9-10

Lahinch Tavern & Grill (1st time!), Potomac, MD

6/22 & 6/24-2017

DC Metro area 4Ps-7pm

 

Lahinch-8pm

No cover at either venue!
    Pub Music

Washington DC Metro Area

May 2017

   
    Virginia    
Date Event Location Time FB link
5/1-31 Not available at post time. Contact venue P.J. Mulligan's Public House, Herndon, VA  
5/1-31

 

not available at post time. Contact Venue Nana's Irish Pub, 7843 Main Street, Middletown, VA   

Formerly Irish Isle Restaurant

Music 7pm most nights
5/1-31 Not Available at post time. Contact Venue Samuel Beckett's, Shirlington, VA    
5/5 James Stevens Duo Celtic House, Arlington, VA 9:30 pm
5/6 Ron Hicks Project Celtic House, Arlington, VA    
5/11 Malarkey Celtic House, Arlington, VA    
5/12 Chapter 11 Celtic House, Arlington, VA    
5/13 The Curbfeelers Celtic House, Arlington, VA    
5/19 Jameson Green Celtic House, Arlington, VA    
5/20 Down Wilson Celtic House, Arlington, VA    
5/26 Ciaran Quinn Celtic House, Arlington, VA    
5/27 Sheen Righter Duo Celtic House, Arlington, VA    
5/1 Scott O'Fallon Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va 8:30pm
5/2-6 Pat Garvey Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
5/5-6 Both Sides Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
5/7-8 Mike Strutton Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
5/9-15 Pat Carroll Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
5/12-13 Fighting Jameson's Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  
5/16-20 John McGrath Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
5/19-20 Muddy Cows Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
5/21-22 Rocky Guttmann Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
5/23-27 Sanford Markley Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
5/26-27 Both Sides Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va    
5/28-29 Pat Garvey Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va  

 

 

 

5/30-31 Rocky Guttmann Murphys Irish Pub, Old Town Alex, Va 830pm  
all Fri-Sat Check website or Facebook page for weekly entertainment updates Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
5/1 Trad sessiun with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/3 Trad Irish music sessiun front snug (8pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/5 High Five Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA 8pm-12am 
5/6 David Andrew Smith Band Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/7 Sunday Jazz Bruch with Tara Hofmann Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/8 Trad sessiun with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/10 Practically Einstein Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/13 Far Away Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/14 Sunday Jazz Brunch with Tara Hofmann Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/14 Jazz Brunch with Tara Hoffman Trio

 

Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/15 Trad sessiun with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/17 Trad Irish music sessiun front snug (8pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/19 Britton James Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
5/20 Driven to Clarity Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
5/21 Jazz Brunch with Tara Hoffman Trio

 

Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
5/22 Trad sessiun with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
5/24 Trad Irish music sessiun front snug (8pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/26 Sheen Righter Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/27 Kara & Matty D Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA    
5/28 Jazz Brunch with Tara Hoffman Trio

 

Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA 12:30-2:30pm

 

 
5/29 Trad sessiun with Brian Gaffney & Brendan Mulvihill Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
5/31 Trad Irish music sessiun front snug (8pm) Daniel O'Connell's, Old Town, Alex, VA  
5/5-6 Rocky Guttmann Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am
5/12 Billy & Bob Classic Country Duo Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
5/13 Farley Granger Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
5/19 Scott Fallon Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
5/20 Joe Bernui Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
5/26-27 Rocky Guttmann Fiona's Irish Pub, Springfield, VA 8:30pm-12:30am  
5/5-6 TBA Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 730pm
5/12-13 Sean Fleming Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 7-11pm  
5/16 19th Street Band Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 730pm  
5/19-20

 

Gerry Timlin Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va 7 pm  
5/26-27 TBA Ireland's Four Provinces, Falls Church, Va    
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
5/1-31 TBA contact venue Ireland's Four Courts, Arlington, VA 9:00 pm  
 5/5-6 Brendan's Voyage Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
 5/5 Ken Fischer Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10-close  
5/12-13 Conor Malone Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
5/12 Conor Malone Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10pm-close  
 5/19-20 Flying Cows of Ventry Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
5/19 Lenny Burridge Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10pm-close  
5/26-27 Brian Gaffney Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 7-930pm  
5/26 James Stevens Auld Shebeen, Fairfax, Va 10pm-close  
 5/4 Dusty Rose The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA 9-1am  
5/5 Tom Blood & Late as Usual Band The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA 9-1am  
5/6 Sky Henry & Robbie The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA 8-12am   
5/11 McCabe & Cassidy Duo The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA 9-1am  
5/12 Ted Garber The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
5/13 Barry Fantle Duo The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
5/18 Dusty Rose Trio The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
5/19 Sean Chyun The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
5/20 Mostly Irish The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
5/26 Bob & Steve  The Olde Brogue, Great Falls, VA    
5/27 Andrew Burleson Duo  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  
5/5 Joseph Monasterial Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7 pm
5/6 Kentucky Derby Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA afternoon  
5/7 Live music brunch with 2nd Story Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 1130-230pm  
5/11 2nd Story Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7-10 pm  
5/13 Acoustic Ayre Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 1130am-230pm  
5/14 Mother's Day Brunch Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 10-2pm  
5/18 Eric Highsmith Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7-10pm  
5/19 Joseph Monasterial Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 630-930pm  
5/20 Dominic Preston Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7-10pm  
5/21 Live music brunch with 2nd Story  Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 1130-230pm  
5/25 Eric Highsmith Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7-10pm  
5/26 Joseph Monasterial Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7-10pm  
5/27 Eric Highsmith Paddy Barry's Irish Pub, Tyson's Corner, VA 7-10pm  
    Maryland    
Friday's Traditional Irish Music & Culkin School of Irish Dance Lahinch Tavern and Grill 7-10 pm  
5/3 Safe Harbour Lahinch Tavern and Grill

7747 Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD

8-11pm  
5/4 Jimmy Nalls & Neil Foley Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/6 Liz Springer Trio Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/10 19th Street Band Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/11 Celtic Rose Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/13 Jimmy Nalls & Neil Foley Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/17 Larry Gotts & Jim Toohey (70s rock) Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/18 Gerry Timlin (1 night only) Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/20 Bruce Ewan Blues Band Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/24 19th Street Band Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/25 In session Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/27 Craggy Island Lahinch Tavern and Grill 8-11pm  
5/31 Charlie Owen 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    
5/3, 5/17, 5/31 19th Street Band Irish Inn at Glen Echo, MD    
  Opened Oct 2016!

5/1-31

Not Available at post time.  Contact Venue.

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

6-9pm
 

5/1-31

Not available at post time.  Contact venue.     

 Finnegan's Wake, Rockville, MD

 
Every Wed Traditional Irish Sessiun The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
5/4 Bag o' Vaughan's The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
5/5-6 Brian Gaffney The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
5/12 John Lyon & Brian Dorothy The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
5/13 Brendan Pelan & Chick Hall The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
5/18 Folk Sing-In The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
5/19 Paul Gannon & Mitch Fanning The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
5/20 Measure of Mayhem The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md  
5/21 Trad Session with Betsy O'Malley The Limerick Pub, Wheaton, Md    
5/26 Pat Garvey 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  
5/2 TK & Sean Chyun Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/6 Too Damn Big Orchestra Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/9 Beast from the East Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/12 The DCeivers Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/13 Battery Lane Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/16 TK & Sean Chyun Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/19 19th Street Band Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/20 The Leftovers Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/25 Smokin' Polecats Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/26 Scorpion Rose Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
5/27 The DCeivers Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle, Bethesda, MD    
Every Wed  Trivia Kings Molloy's Irish Pub and Grill, Crofton, MD  
5/1-31 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  
5/5 Dana B Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 am
5/6 Kieran Lally Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 am
5/12 Seamus Kelleher Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-1230am
5/13 Colin Rowe Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 pm
5/16 TIPSC Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-11:30
5/19 Gene Gregory Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 pm
5/20 Melanie Vanderlee Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30-12:30 pm
5/26 Amber North Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 830-1230am
5/27 Brendan Pelan Killarney House, Davidsonville, MD 8:30
5/4 Brian Gaffney Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11  
5/5 Rick & Regina Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
5/6 Meg & Angie Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
5/11 Ciaran Quinn Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11pm  
5/12 Meg & Bryan Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11pm  
5/13 Seamus Kelleher Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
5/19 Amber North Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
5/20 Justin Ryan Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
5/25 Pat Garvey Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 7-11pm  
5/26 Dan Haas Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230am  
5/27 Richard Walton Brian Boru, Severna Park, MD 830-1230pm  
    Wash. DC    
Most Wednesdays Live music.  Contact venue Duffy's Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
5/1-6  Conor Malone the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm  
5/7-8 Brian Gaffney the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm  
5/9-15 Pat Garvey the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm
5/16-20 Brian Gaffney the Dubliner, Wash, DC    
5/21-27  TBA contact venue the Dubliner, Wash, DC Sun-Th 730pm, Fr-Sat 830pm
5/28-31 TBA contact venue the Dubliner, Wash, DC  
Every Tues Trivia Kings Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
Every Wed District Trivia Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
5/1-9 TBA contact venue Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
5/10-15 Brian Gaffney Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
5/16-31 TBA contact venue Irish Channel, Washington, DC  
Every Thur Local artist Fado Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
Every Sat Live Music Local Bands Fado Irish Pub, Washington, DC  
5/2-7 Foggy Dudes Rira, Georgetown, DC  
5/8-14 Derek Dempsey & Celtic Soul Rira, Georgetown, DC  
5/15-21 Folklords Rira, Georgetown, DC  
5/22-28 Sean McNally & his band Rira, Georgetown, DC