July 10, 2012
Joseph Patrick Byrne, founder and proprietor of J. Patrick's Irish Pub, a popular Locust Point tavern with a reputation as a venue for Irish music that went well beyond Baltimore, died Saturday of cancer at Harbor Hospital. The former Cockeysville resident was 81. "It was a real gathering place for the Irish-American community of Baltimore, and it had the feel of a rural country bar, the type you find outside of Dublin. It was both warm and inviting," said Gov. Martin O'Malley.
February 21, 2012
Purple Fridays have faded away, the St. Valentines Day chocolates have all been devoured, now it's time to do something Irish in honor of St. Patricks Day. Two musical cultural events are coming up at the Parkville Senior Center: On Tuesday, Feb 28 at 12:30 p.m. a singer and a pianist from the Lyric Opera House will present "Song and Soul," celebration of African-American music, written by and for African Americans. On Thursday, March 15 ,at 12:30 PM, the Baltimore Lyric Opera House will perform a special program of Irish music presenting the Irish Music Legacy, featuring both classical and folk music traditions.
June 16, 2011
When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland. Call it non-traditional Irish music. When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland. Granted, the group's stage show includes fiddles, flutes and a harp.
March 12, 2010
Since its start 30 years ago, the Delmarva Irish-American Club's St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival in Ocean City has grown remarkably. Buck Mann, the grand marshal for the parade, recalls its humble beginnings of "about two cars and five people." This year, however, the parade, which begins at noon Saturday moving south from 61st Street on Coastal Highway to 44th Street, will feature 35 floats, two marching bands and three pipe-and-drum bands. The accompanying festival takes place at the 45th Street Village Shopping Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature face painting; Irish music by James Gallagher's band, Off The Boat; step dancing; corned beef sandwiches and other foods; souvenirs; and, of course, beer.
July 20, 2007
Gov. Martin O'Malley is on the cover of next month's Irish America magazine, which was throwing a dinner in his honor last night at the New York Yacht Club. Let's just say that Patricia Harty, editor-in-chief and co-founder of the 23-year-old publication, is a fan. "Martin O'Malley is easy on the eye - very easy on the eye," Harty begins her piece. "He's handsome, young, and he's got talent. He paid his way through college playing music - Irish music. ... He's an orator in the truest sense.
March 17, 2007
It's St. Patrick's Day, and you're thinking of putting down the remote, changing out of your velour sweats and popping into an Irish pub for a pint of Guinness, some corned beef and cabbage, and Irish music. The problem is, you're sort of a recluse (velour sweats?) and don't really know where to go to enjoy the day. So to help, a couple of Sun reporters set out recently on a quest to visit a number of Irish bars in the area, sample the food, drink and conviviality, and write down their impressions.