Out & About Ohio January Music & Events
by John O’Brien, Jr.
Flanagan’s Wake is Back!
The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake is Every Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Kennedy’s Theatre at Playhouse Square, Downtown Cleveland. 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353 www.playhousesquare.org
Brooklyn – Hooley House!
4th– Disco Inferno,11th– Old Skool, 19th– Abbey Rodeo. 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700. 1FunPub.com
ALL under Cleveland;
5 Points Coffee & Tea
12th – Andrew McManus 10am-2pm. 24th – Doug Kusak – Cleveland Metroparks Zoo History 7pm-9pm. 3600 West Park Road. Cleveland, Oh 44111www.5pointscafe.com
4th– The Kilroy’s Session 8p, 5th– Chris Allen 8p, 9th– Lonesome Stars 8p, 11h– Kristine Jackson 8p, 12th-The Porter Sharks 8p, 16th– Chris & Tom 8p, 18th– Walking Cane 8p, 19th– The Auld Pitch 8p, 23rd– Lonesome Stars 8p, 25th– Rachel Brown 8p, 26th– Bill Lestock 8p, 30th- Chris & Tom 8p. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com
Flat Iron Café
4th– Donegal Doggs 6:30-10pm, 11th– Jimmy-O 6-10pm,18th– Cats on Holiday 6:30-9:30pm,25th– Donal O’Shaughnessy. 1114 Center St. Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968. www.flatironcafe.com
6th– Thor Platter; 13th– Kristine Jackson; 20th – Michael Crawley Trio; 27th– brokENglish. 820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113www.treehousecleveland.com
Don’t forget T-Shirt Tues: wear any PJs T-Shirt get 15% off bill! Whiskey Wed: ½ off every whiskey in the house. Thurs – Craft Beer $2.50. PJ McIntyre’s is a Local 10 Union establishment. Home of the Celtic Supporter’s Club and the GAA. Book Parties & Events in our Bridgie Ned’s Irish Parlor Party Room. 17119 Lorain Road, 44111. www.pjmcintyres.com216-941-9311.
Music Box Supper Club
1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113. http://www.musicboxcle.com
323 East Prospect, Cleveland 44115 216.781.7782 www.flannerys.com
Ahern Banquet Center
Ahern Banquet Centeris booking weddings and special events. Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-9500. 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake 44012. www.aherncatering.com
Irish American Club East Side
4th – Kennedy/Riley, 11th– Comedy Night, 18th– Loch Erie, 26th– 41stAnniversary Dance w Marys Lane. PUB: 7:30 – 10:30. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.eastsideirish.org
31st– New Year’s Eve Bash; 7pm cocktails, 8pm Dinner. Party Room available for rent. Kitchen is open 11am-10pm – Daily Comfort Food Specials. Sunday Brunch 11AM-2PM. Gift Cards straight to their cell phone. 21490 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126. www.gunselmans.com
12/31 – Irish New Year’s Eve: 3:30pm to 7pm w/ The Portersharks!Champagne toast @7pm (12 midnight in Ireland)Pub will remain open until 9pm. 3rd– Brittany a& Brent Hopper, 4th– Jeff Varga, 10th– New Barleycorn, 11th– No Strangers Here, 12th– WSIA Pipe Band Fundraiser, 13th– Sunday Irish Session w Francis Quinn, 17th– Mossy Moran, 18th– Crosswinds, 19th– Ballinloch, 24th– West Awake, 25th– Chris Allen, 31st– Pat Shepard. 9500 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116 (440) 990-7468www.GormleysPub.com
Plank Road Tavern
Open SessiúnEvery Thursday 7 – 10. $3 Guinness and Jamieson. 16719 Detroit Avenue, 44107
Medina / Montrose
4th– New Barleycorn, 5th– Music Men, 11th– Mossy Moran, 12th– Brother Crowe, 18th– Dan McCoy, 19th– Other Brothers, 25th– West Awake, 26th– Donal Shaughnessy. Don’t Miss The Druid Ball Jackson Celebrationw/ New Barleycorn on 2/23! 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com.
Hooley House Montrose
145 Montrose West Avenue Copley, Oh 44321 (234) 466-0060www.1funpub.com
11th– Big in Japan,18th– Disco Inferno, 25th– Abby Normal & the Detroit Lean.7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor www.1funpub.com(440) 942-6611.
West Side Irish American Club
5th– New Barleycorn in the Pub, 6th– Marching registration & practice, 12th– Open Mic night. Great live music & food in The Pub every Friday. Join us in October for the 2019 Italy tour!!WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.
5 – Furious George, 12 – Lego Legros, 19 – Jay Wonkovich, 26 – Crooked Trio. Join us for Brunch EVERY SUNDAY. Great food, atmosphere, staff and fun. 6757 Center Road Valley City, 44280 www.gandalfspub.com.
11th– New Barleycorn, 18th– Marys Lane, 25th– Morning Glory, 26th– The Feedbacks. 24940 Sperry Dr. Westlake 44145. 1FunPub.com(440) 835-2890
4th – Quiz Night, 5th, CNG Dart Tournament, 6th – General Meeting, 18th – Ladies of Longford, 26th – Hooligans. Happy Hour every Fridayfrom 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com
Traditional Irish music w General Guinness Band & Friends 2nd Friday 8:00 – 11:00pm. No Cover. Tara Hall 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, 43207 614.444.5949.
Toledo Irish American Club
13th– Traditional Irish Music Showcase, 2pm-4pm Art & Performance Center of West Toledo, 2702 W. Sylvania Ave. Toledo, OH 43613. Fun, FREE event! Featuring local musician and teacher Mary Dennis; musicians will play a series of sets often played in traditional Irish sessions, along with discussing the origins, traditions and community of Traditional Irish Music. Learn about each of the instruments commonly played in sessions & an opportunity to pluck/play/pet the instruments with questions highly encouraged! Complimentary Desserts, coffee, soda, and water will be offered.
Traditional Irish Social Dancing with the Cleveland Ceili Club
The Cleveland Ceili Club promotes the musical traditions of Ireland by providing
opportunities for adults to enjoy traditional Irish music and dance.
Set dancing lessons, Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm, St. Clarence Church, North Olmsted Wednesdays 7-9 pm, Irish American Club – East Side
Ceili dancing lessons, Thursdays January 3, 10, 24 at the West Side Irish American Club.
Save the date!! Winter ceili, Friday, February 8, Irish American Club – East Side
For more info: contact CeiliClubCleveland@gmail.com or find us on Facebook
Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairlawn, 3300 Morewood Dr. 7:30 p,m Wednesdays. All skill levels welcome.
- Bardic Circle @The Shamrock Club of ColumbusBeginner – friendly, intermediate level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
- Briquette’s – 1stSaturday of the month, 2 -4 pm. Ashtabula on the Harbor
- The Harp – 1stFriday of every month, 9pm. 4408 Detroit, Cleveland
- Logan’s Irish Pub – 3rd Wednesday of the month, 414 S. Main St., Findlay, 7:30 pm
- Plank Road – Every Thursday 7 – 10. All ages and experience welcome. 16719 Detroit Road, Lakewood, 44107
- Tara Hall-Traditional Irish music w General Guinness Band & Friends 2ndFriday 8:00 – 11:00pm. 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, 43207 614.444.5949.