• IHSM HAPPENINGS!

  • See the IHSM Calendar Page by clicking on the “Calendar” tab above for all weekly entertainment, bands, trivia, etc.

  • Don’t forget to visit Non-IHSM Events for activities not sponsored by IHSM but available locally. Monthly invitations from Comhaltas are posted here as well.

  • Upcoming Entertainment and Activities

  • Weekly Happenings

  • Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club

    IHSM Irish Knitting and Cniotála Club. Crocheters welcome too! ~ This activity is held every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 pm at the Clubhouse. Come enjoy social time with other knitting and crocheting enthusiasts. We are currently making items to sell at the Christmas Fair to support the Christmas Family. All ages and ability levels welcome.

  • MulKerin School of Dance

    Irish dance lessons with Mulkerin School of Dance are held at the clubhouse at 6:30 pm every Wednesday beginning October 3rd
    Come join in the fun! Your first class is free!

  • Trivia At The Clubhouse

    Clubhouse Trivia Every Thursday
    It’s game on at 7:30pm!
    Grab some friends and head to the Clubhouse.
    Good times, fun prizes and lots of laughs are what you’ll find! Join the party!

  • Traditional Music

    Sunday Traditional Music
    1pm – 3pm Every Sunday at the Clubhouse.
    These are informal musical seisiúns in the tradition of Pubs in Ireland. All Members and their guests are welcome. Bar is open.
    Bring your instrument and energy. Clubhouse rentals take priority over Sunday Traditional Music. Check website calendar.

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  • Monthly Happenings

  • December ’s Second Saturday Music Seisiún!

    Sat, December 8, 4pm – 6pm
    Featured Musicians – Caitlin Finley (fiddle) and Will Woodson (flute and uilleann pipes)

    Caitlin Finley and Will Woodson play sparky, driving, and well-rooted traditional Irish music. They’ve both spent a considerable time digging deep into sources of the tradition, with the music of North Connacht and Ulster at the fore. A mutual interest in the recordings of Irish music made in America in the 1920s and 30s informs their sound, as does the piping of Willie Clancy and Seamus Ennis and the fiddling of John Doherty. To all this is added the vibrancy of the living tradition, with the thriving Irish music scenes of New York City and Boston playing a major role in the music of the pair. In fact, it was in a New York session where Caitlin and Will first met, finding a rare natural chemistry in their flute and fiddle duets that they’ve elaborated upon over the years.

    Originally from Philadelphia, Caitlin Finley learned much of her music from some of the great traditional players who live in the Philly area. As a teenager, she took fiddle lessons from Rose Flanagan and Brian Conway, and subsequently fell in love with the fiddle music of Sligo. While Caitlin’s interest in Sligo fiddling has not diminished, she has since developed a great love of Northern music, and her playing reflects the influence of both traditional styles. Caitlin has performed throughout the Philadelphia and New York area with various musicians, including Mick Moloney, Billy McComiskey, and Dylan Foley. Since leaving Philadelphia, Caitlin has lived in New York, where she played an active part in the city’s traditional music scene. She now lives in Boston, where she can often be found playing in the city’s numerous and superb sessions.

    An East Coast native, Will Woodson lived in Glasgow, Scotland and New York City before moving to Portland, Maine. He holds a master’s degree in traditional music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. On the flute, he’s heavily influenced by the music of the older generations of Sligo, Leitrim, and Roscommon flute players; on the pipes, Seamus Ennis, Willie Clancy, and Patsy Touhey are at the fore of his listening. He’s also deeply influenced in the fiddle tradition of Donegal, and by John Doherty in particular. Will plays in the band Daymark and is active in the Portland and Boston traditional music scenes."
  • Irish Heritage Riders

    Irish Heritage Riders meet the 3rd Thursday of every month @ 6:30 pm in the bar area of the club house. All riding members are welcome!
    Please contact Kevin Fox @ Krfox821@gmail.com for more information

  • Genealogy and Family History Group

    Saturday, December 1st – 10 am to 12 pm
    Open to all IHSM members interested in pursuing their family history and share successes and collaborate on tools and research tips. Coffee, tea, water, etc. offered. Held the first Saturday of each month; often off-site — Contact Sheila Johnson at vershe@vershe.com or 203-878-7888 for more information._

  • Off-site Monthly Happy Hour for December

  • Off-site Monthly Luncheons:

  • December’s Luncheon Information

    Biagetti’s Restaurant
    Campbell Ave., West Haven

    Date: Dec. 14, 2018
    Time: 12:30 pm
    Cost: $23.00 cash; cash bar

    Please contact Joan Sullivan at jmlsully@gmail.com or 203.215.4626 for reservations.

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  • Bi-Monthly Happenings

  • Irish Book Club

    The IHSM Irish Book Club is open to all members who have read the book of the evening and wish to discuss its merits with other interested members. Drop ins welcome! Please bring a snack to share between friends! This club meets every other month.

  • November’s Book: How Many Miles to Babylon by Jennifer Johnston, © 1974.
    When: Tue, November 20, 7pm – 9pm
    Johnston is one of the foremost Irish writers and was born in Dublin in 1930. This book explores the relationship of two men, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat, Alexander Moore, and a lower class son of a Catholic laborer on his lands, Jerry Crowe, as they experience the First World War. After enlisting, they both find themselves in Flanders and while encamped in the trenches, their commonalities are what help them survive.

  • January’s Book: An Irish Country Christmas by Patrick Taylor, M.D. © 2009.
    When: Tue, January 15, 2019, 7pm – 9pm

    Given the upcoming holiday season, our selection will help put us in the spirit with a charming novel from a Northern Ireland writer. Patrick Taylor, who was born & raised in Bangor, County Down, sets this novel in the cozy (fictitious) village of Ballybucklebo where young doctor Barry Laverty, M.B. is looking forward to his first Christmas there. Barry learns that his sweetheart, Patricia, might not be coming home for the holiday but has little time to dwell on romantic disappointments as he and his senior partner, Doctor Fingal Flahertie O’Reilly, deal with the medical and community needs of their beloved patients.
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  • November’s Music and Activities

  • November’s Monthly Luncheon

  • Annual Holiday Craft

    “Wine Cork Wreaths”
    November 17, 2018
    1 pm at the clubhouse
    Spend the afternoon crafting, snacking, and having fun! Make and take event – Bring an appetizer to share.
    No charge, Reservations Required.
    Contact Amanda 203-907-5485 or MandyPK89@gmail.com

  • Music by Survivor Swing Band!

    Survivor Swing Band
    Sat, November 17, 8pm – 10pm

  • Music by the Kerry Boys!

    Kerry Boys
    Fri, November 23, 8pm – 11pm
    The Kerry Boys are Mark James, originally from the county Kerry Ireland now from Cheshire, CT, and Pierce Campbell, (CT’s official State Troubadour 2007/08) from Prospect, CT. These two dynamic and popular Connecticut Irish Balladeers combined their talents to form an exciting Irish music duo, and they have dazzled fans of all ages with their humorous high-energy performances and engaging style of Irish ballads and sea songs ever since. Joining them for many shows are Paul Neri on banjo and Tony Pasqualoni on bass.

  • IHSM Annual Wagon Ride with Santa!

    Mapleview Farm
    603 Orange Center Road
    Orange, Ct
    Sunday, November 25th – $7 per rider
    infants under 1 year old are free
    Ride Times: 1 pm and 1:30 pm
    Rides fill up quickly and this event always sells out so…
    Make Your Reservations Soon!
    To reserve your spot(s), contact Jenn Hussey @ jenniferhussey71@yahoo.com

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  • December’s Music and Activities

  • FIRST IHSM HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR!

    DECEMBER 1st, 2018 – $15 per table for Members $25 per table for Non-Members
    Event to benefit the Christmas Family

    To volunteer or reserve a table, contact Amanda Potkay @ Mandypk89@gmail.com; or call her @ (203)907-5485

  • DynaMojo is coming to the Clubhouse!

    DynaMojo
    Date: December 8th, 2018
    Time: 8 – 11 pm
    Open to members and the general public

  • Adult Ugly Sweater Party!

    Saturday, December 1st, 2018
    Kick off the season with our IHSM Annual Adult Ugly Sweater Party! This event is open to adult members and their guests.
    Sweater contest with prizes & MORE!

  • Children & Teen’s Christmas Parties

    SAVE THE DATES/TIMES:

    Children’s Christmas Party
    December 16th @ 12 pm

    Teen’s Christmas Party
    December 16th @ 2 pm

    More news to follow!

  • Chris Barber plays at the clubhouse!

    Fri, December 21, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
    *members and their guests welcome*

  • The Coracles!

  • Fri, December 28, 8pm – 11pm
    Members and their guests welcome.

  • New Year’s Eve Party

    December 31st, 2018
    Adult New Year’s Eve Party
    Time: 7-11 pm
    …details to follow…!

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  • January’s Music and Activities

  • Annual Ladies’ Brunch

    Save the date! Sunday, January 13, 2019, 12pm – 3pm
    The Bridge House, 49 Bridgeport Ave.

    Each year, on the Sunday following the Epiphany, we celebrate Mother’s Christmas. This traditional Irish celebration acknowledges the women of the house who work so hard for their families during the busy holiday season. The men stay home to take care of families, while the women enjoy a relaxing time with their friends, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers and daughters.

    Our celebration is a grand afternoon filled with good food, drinks, raffles and companionship. Please join us at this wonderful and popular event!

    $30 per person includes Brunch Buffet, a Mimosa or Bloody Mary and Cash Bar.
    Checks made out to: IHSM and are due by January 5, 2019. For information on where to send your check, please contact Sally Carter sjcarter1@optonline.net and Frosty O’Keefe carolynokeefe3@gmail.com.

  • Adult 50s & 60s Dance Party!

    January 26th, 2018
    50s/60s dance party from 7-11 pm
    …details to follow…!

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  • February’s Music and Activities

  • Annual Super Bowl Party

    February 3rd, 2018
    Super Bowl Party…details to follow!

  • Sound Tigers Hockey Game!

    February 9, 2018
    Sound Tigers Hockey Game
    vs. Providence Bruins

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