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Irish-American band, Solas, will be performing at SubCulture in New York City on July 31st

The group of 5-musicians aims at promoting their homeland music by including stories of immigrants past and present, while melding contemporary arrangements of age-old tunes as well as their original songs.

You can find more information about them on their website: www.solasmusic.com

Who: Solas
When: Wednesday, July 31st – shows at 7:30 pm and 10pm
Where: SubCulture 45 Bleecker St, New York, NY
Tickets: $25. Tickets can be purchased at the SubCulture Box Office or online.
What : Solas, the Gaelic word for “light”, is quite a suitable name for this band whose purpose is to shine a light on traditional Irish-American music by bringing modern influences into the genre. Composed of five musicians, Solas released their eleventh album earlier this year titled “Shamrock City”, in which you can hear lots of Irish, country, and folk influence. Taking their inspiration from the story of one of the musician’s family, Shamrock City seeks to pay a tribute to the life of Irish-immigrant miners during the Industrial Revolution in the beginning of the 20th century. They aim to spread the story through their music, in addition to visuals and tales incorporated into the live show, the songs in the album reveal the spirit, tenacity and humor, but also the discrimination, corruption and other adversities immigrants had to face. read more

The IABN Supports the Southern CA. 1916 Easter Commemoration – 97th Anniversary

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On March 30th, the Michael J. Farrell Sr. Division #2 and the IABN’s own Jerry O’Keefe will hold the AOH 1916 Easter Commemoration at 12:00 Noon sharp at the VFW 805 Sycamore Street in Anaheim. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated. If you are attending, please RSVP. If you anyone who would like to attend, please forward this invitation.

David McKenna, AOH Long Beach Division Vice-President will be the keynote speaker. Master of Ceremonies will be Daniel Murphy of Cork City, Ireland. Also in the program are retired Police Chief Jerry O’Keefe, who will read the Proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Ireland, 1916. Tim Weston will read the Oration of Padraig Pearse at the Graveside of O’Donovan Rossa. Eamonn Knuff will be the musical entertainment, and Terry McCarthy will grace the day and the event with his bagpipes. read more