Champaign Irish Session

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 8, 2013 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: 
Dublin O'Neils
Address: 
301 N. Neil Street, Champaign
Description: 

Champaign-Urbana's longest-running weekly Irish traditional music
session led by Jake Schumacher.

The session focuses on the traditional dance music of Ireland--jigs,
reels, hornpipes, waltzes and much more--played on authentic Irish
instruments including fiddle, button accordion, concertina, pipes
and tenor banjo. Throughout the evening occasional songs are sung, stories are told, and often dancing starts during the second hour (sets, polkas and waltzes).

Musicians with some experience in playing Irishmusic are welcome, and those with an interest in learning to play Irish music are encouraged to come and listen, as well as all who enjoy Irish and Irish-American culture, food and drink. For more information, contact Jake Schumacher at boscapod@gmail.com.

Champaign Irish Session

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 15, 2013 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: 
Dublin O'Neils
Address: 
301 N. Neil Street, Champaign
Description: 

Champaign-Urbana's longest-running weekly Irish traditional music
session led by Jake Schumacher.

The session focuses on the traditional dance music of Ireland--jigs,
reels, hornpipes, waltzes and much more--played on authentic Irish
instruments including fiddle, button accordion, concertina, pipes
and tenor banjo. Throughout the evening occasional songs are sung, stories are told, and often dancing starts during the second hour (sets, polkas and waltzes).

Musicians with some experience in playing Irishmusic are welcome, and those with an interest in learning to play Irish music are encouraged to come and listen, as well as all who enjoy Irish and Irish-American culture, food and drink. For more information, contact Jake Schumacher at boscapod@gmail.com.

Champaign Irish Session

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 22, 2013 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: 
Dublin O'Neils
Address: 
301 N. Neil Street, Champaign
Description: 

Champaign-Urbana's longest-running weekly Irish traditional music
session led by Jake Schumacher.

The session focuses on the traditional dance music of Ireland--jigs,
reels, hornpipes, waltzes and much more--played on authentic Irish
instruments including fiddle, button accordion, concertina, pipes
and tenor banjo. Throughout the evening occasional songs are sung, stories are told, and often dancing starts during the second hour (sets, polkas and waltzes).

Musicians with some experience in playing Irishmusic are welcome, and those with an interest in learning to play Irish music are encouraged to come and listen, as well as all who enjoy Irish and Irish-American culture, food and drink. For more information, contact Jake Schumacher at boscapod@gmail.com.

Champaign Irish Session

Event Information
Event Date: 
May 29, 2013 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: 
Dublin O'Neils
Address: 
301 N. Neil Street, Champaign
Description: 

Champaign-Urbana's longest-running weekly Irish traditional music
session led by Jake Schumacher.

The session focuses on the traditional dance music of Ireland--jigs,
reels, hornpipes, waltzes and much more--played on authentic Irish
instruments including fiddle, button accordion, concertina, pipes
and tenor banjo. Throughout the evening occasional songs are sung, stories are told, and often dancing starts during the second hour (sets, polkas and waltzes).

Musicians with some experience in playing Irishmusic are welcome, and those with an interest in learning to play Irish music are encouraged to come and listen, as well as all who enjoy Irish and Irish-American culture, food and drink. For more information, contact Jake Schumacher at boscapod@gmail.com.

Dublin O'Neil's St. Patrick's Day Street Bash 2013

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 17, 2013 - 2:00pm - 11:59pm
Venue: 
Street Fest at the corner of Neil St and Hill St
Description: 

Dublin O'Neil's St. Patrick's Day Street Bash 2013
March 16th 2013 @ 2:00 pm
March 17th 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Upcoming event in Downtown Champaign…Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and supporting local bands!

Dublin O'Neil's is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2013 with a 2 day street fest on the corner of Neil and Hill St.

They will have live music from bands such as Outbound Drive, XKrush, Nickel and Dimes, and we will finish the weekend off with a Dropkick Murphy/Flogging Molly Tribute Band Out of Chicago Red Rebel County.

They will have food, drink, and live music all weekend long. The Fest Will Start At 2pm on Saturday The 16th and Go Until Midnight, and the same on St. Patrick’s Day the 17th.

When: Saturday 16th & St. Patrick’s Day the 17th from 2pm-midnight both days
Where: Corner of Neil and Hill Street

Band Lineup

Saturday 3/16
2 pm – Brushfire
4:30 pm – Nickel and Dimes
7 pm – The Sampson Jones Gang
9 pm – Outbound Drive

Sunday 3/17
2 pm – Xkrush
4:30 pm – The Sugar Prophets
7 pm – Red Rebel County

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Dublin O'Neil's St. Patrick's Day Street Bash 2013

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 16, 2013 - 2:00pm - 11:59pm
Venue: 
Street Fest at the corner of Neil St and Hill St
Description: 

Dublin O'Neil's St. Patrick's Day Street Bash 2013
March 16th 2013 @ 2:00 pm
March 17th 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Upcoming event in Downtown Champaign…Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and supporting local bands!

Dublin O'Neil's is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day 2013 with a 2 day street fest on the corner of Neil and Hill St.

They will have live music from bands such as Outbound Drive, XKrush, Nickel and Dimes, and we will finish the weekend off with a Dropkick Murphy/Flogging Molly Tribute Band Out of Chicago Red Rebel County.

They will have food, drink, and live music all weekend long. The Fest Will Start At 2pm on Saturday The 16th and Go Until Midnight, and the same on St. Patrick’s Day the 17th.

When: Saturday 16th & St. Patrick’s Day the 17th from 2pm-midnight both days
Where: Corner of Neil and Hill Street

Band Lineup

Saturday 3/16
2 pm – Brushfire
4:30 pm – Nickel and Dimes
7 pm – The Sampson Jones Gang
9 pm – Outbound Drive

Sunday 3/17
2 pm – Xkrush
4:30 pm – The Sugar Prophets
7 pm – Red Rebel County

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Champaign Irish Session

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 13, 2013 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Venue: 
Dublin O'Neils
Address: 
301 N. Neil Street, Champaign
Description: 

Champaign-Urbana's longest-running weekly Irish traditional music
session led by Jake Schumacher.

The session focuses on the traditional dance music of Ireland--jigs,
reels, hornpipes, waltzes and much more--played on authentic Irish
instruments including fiddle, button accordion, concertina, pipes
and tenor banjo. Throughout the evening occasional songs are sung, stories are told, and often dancing starts during the second hour (sets, polkas and waltzes).

Musicians with some experience in playing Irishmusic are welcome, and those with an interest in learning to play Irish music are encouraged to come and listen, as well as all who enjoy Irish and Irish-American culture, food and drink. For more information, contact Jake Schumacher at boscapod@gmail.com.

Marchfest 2013 - Contra Dance

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 8, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Venue: 
Phillips Recreation Center
Address: 
505 W. Stoughton, Urbana
Description: 

Friday 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. New Contra Dancer Orientation

Friday 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Contra Dance

Caller: Ken Gall from Indianapolis
Band: The Nashville Ceili Band

Admission: 
$5
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Prairie Breezes Concert Series Presents Jason Finkelman

Event Information
Event Date: 
March 8, 2013 - 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Urbana Free Library - The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor)
Address: 
210 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois
Description: 

Prairie Breezes Concert Series Presents Jason Finkelman

Percussionist Jason Finkelman presents a concert of African and Brazilian instruments, found objects, and interactive improvisation.

Admission: 
free admission
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CU Folk and Roots Presents Foghorn Stringband with Special Guest, The Yellow Jacket Stringband

Event Information
Event Date: 
February 13, 2013 (All day)
Venue: 
Iron Post
Address: 
120 S. Race, Urbana
Description: 

Foghorn Stringband is the shining gold standard for American stringband music, with seven albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Through all this, they’ve never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration. From their origins in Portland, Oregon’s underground roots music scene, the core duo of Foghorn Stringband, Caleb Klauder, whose wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking have always been the heart of the band, and Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, perhaps the best old-time fiddler of his generation, have spread the old-time stringband gospel all over the world, but they’ve also brought in new influences and inspirations from their many travels and fellow bandmates. Vintage country and honky-tonk became a staple of Foghorn Stringband thanks to Klauder’s intense passion for the music, and frequent visits to Louisiana have inspired the group to bring Cajun songs into the repertoire.

They will be joined by The Yellow Jacket Stringband, made up of Tom Turino and Kate Fritz, with guest. They will be performing old-time, blues, Scottish, Cajun, and whatever suits their fancey. Come early to get a good seat.

Admission: 
Admission is only $10 at the door.

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