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This is a group for all lovers of Irish music, traditional dancing and singing. Here we'll be sharing community Irish music and dance events that we host in Santa Cruz, San Jose, San Francisco, and beyond. We'll see you Tuesdays at O'Flaherty's San Jose, Third Thursdays at Rosie McCann's Santa Cruz, and at special events throughout the Bay Area.

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Upcoming events (5)

Postponed: O'Flaherty's Traditional Irish Seisiún - Tuesdays in San Jose

Hoping everyone is staying healthy indoors and out of harm's way until the virus crisis has subsided. O'Flaherty's Irish Seisiun will resume when we get the all clear from state officials. An Irish music session in the spirit of the tradition every Tuesday evening at O'Flaherty's Irish Pub in downtown San Jose from 6:30 to 10:00. Hosted by Julie and David. 21 and over please. Like our Facebook page to keep up with the latest: http://www.facebook.com/OFlahertys.Irish.Seisiun Questions? Give Julie a jingle:[masked] This seisiun has been continuously active for 15 years, rain, shine, or Sharks, and is arguably the longest running Irish music seisiun in the South Bay Area. Sharks home games cancel the seisiun, so always check the Sharks hockey schedule for home games on a Tuesday night. Ray and Marie opened O'Flaherty's Irish pub in December of 2002. The furniture, bar and Irish paraphernalia you see all around the pub was all shipped to California from Ireland – you can't get any more authentic than a pub made in Ireland, shipped over and then run by an Irishman! Ray, born in Birr, County Offaly, had a passion for all things Irish – one Irish Custom he held particularly dear was a pint and a chat with friends after a long day down at the local neighborhood pub. Anyone who's ever traveled to Ireland and dropped in for a tipple at a "local" can attest to the fact the Irish culture is warm and welcoming. You will always be welcomed and treated with kindness and a little bit of old fashioned curiosity! Over the years, Ray would tell his friends and his family that he would like to open a "real" Irish pub. His dream came true at the age of 70 when he opened O'Flaherty's Irish pub on historic San Pedro Square. Ray called himself a "stander upper." Daily, for ten years, he could be found standing at the end of the bar, with a Smithwicks in his hand. From the beginning he would greet his patrons as old friends. If you were visiting for the first time, he would ask all about your background, your family, your interests. He'd of course want to know if you were Irish! Everyone was welcome – he truly created an environment where "You're a stranger here but once," O'Flaherty's motto. Since Ray's passing in 2013, the fine O'Flaherty's staff has maintained the warm and welcoming environment he sought to create. You will find Marie at the pub regularly, chatting and staying in touch with the many O'Flaherty's patrons who have become part of the extended O'Flaherty family since 2002. So, please raise a glass & say "Sláinte" to Ray. He'll be very pleased you came by. When you finish that drink, order another as "A bird never flew on one wing"!

Postponed: Santa Cruz Traditional Irish Seisiun - Thursdays @ Rosie McCann's

No session during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. An Irish music session in the spirit of the tradition every Thursday evening at Rosie McCann's Irish Pub in downtown Santa Cruz from 7:00 to 10:00. Rotating hosts most Thursdays; Third Thursdays hosted by Julie Horner and David Chadwick. Everyone is welcome, full menu and bar. Bring the whole family for dinner and stay for a taste o' the pure drop! On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SantaCruzTradIrishSeisiun Cead Mile Failte! 100,000 Welcomes! is not just a slogan at Rosie McCann's, it's the mission statement. The quintessential image of an Irish Pub, whether it be in Dublin, Boston or Santa Cruz, is a neighborhood place where people gather to share good drinks, great food and lots of cheer. The pub has always been a place of camaraderie; a place where friends meet new friends - and old - and Rosie McCann's exemplifies the best in Irish hospitality.

Postponed: O'Flaherty's Traditional Irish Seisiún - Tuesdays in San Jose

Hoping everyone is staying healthy indoors and out of harm's way until the virus crisis has subsided. O'Flaherty's Irish Seisiun will resume when we get the all clear from state officials. An Irish music session in the spirit of the tradition every Tuesday evening at O'Flaherty's Irish Pub in downtown San Jose from 6:30 to 10:00. Hosted by Julie and David. 21 and over please. Like our Facebook page to keep up with the latest: http://www.facebook.com/OFlahertys.Irish.Seisiun Questions? Give Julie a jingle:[masked] This seisiun has been continuously active for 15 years, rain, shine, or Sharks, and is arguably the longest running Irish music seisiun in the South Bay Area. Sharks home games cancel the seisiun, so always check the Sharks hockey schedule for home games on a Tuesday night. Ray and Marie opened O'Flaherty's Irish pub in December of 2002. The furniture, bar and Irish paraphernalia you see all around the pub was all shipped to California from Ireland – you can't get any more authentic than a pub made in Ireland, shipped over and then run by an Irishman! Ray, born in Birr, County Offaly, had a passion for all things Irish – one Irish Custom he held particularly dear was a pint and a chat with friends after a long day down at the local neighborhood pub. Anyone who's ever traveled to Ireland and dropped in for a tipple at a "local" can attest to the fact the Irish culture is warm and welcoming. You will always be welcomed and treated with kindness and a little bit of old fashioned curiosity! Over the years, Ray would tell his friends and his family that he would like to open a "real" Irish pub. His dream came true at the age of 70 when he opened O'Flaherty's Irish pub on historic San Pedro Square. Ray called himself a "stander upper." Daily, for ten years, he could be found standing at the end of the bar, with a Smithwicks in his hand. From the beginning he would greet his patrons as old friends. If you were visiting for the first time, he would ask all about your background, your family, your interests. He'd of course want to know if you were Irish! Everyone was welcome – he truly created an environment where "You're a stranger here but once," O'Flaherty's motto. Since Ray's passing in 2013, the fine O'Flaherty's staff has maintained the warm and welcoming environment he sought to create. You will find Marie at the pub regularly, chatting and staying in touch with the many O'Flaherty's patrons who have become part of the extended O'Flaherty family since 2002. So, please raise a glass & say "Sláinte" to Ray. He'll be very pleased you came by. When you finish that drink, order another as "A bird never flew on one wing"!

Postponed: Santa Cruz Traditional Irish Seisiun - Thursdays @ Rosie McCann's

No session during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. An Irish music session in the spirit of the tradition every Thursday evening at Rosie McCann's Irish Pub in downtown Santa Cruz from 7:00 to 10:00. Rotating hosts most Thursdays; Third Thursdays hosted by Julie Horner and David Chadwick. Everyone is welcome, full menu and bar. Bring the whole family for dinner and stay for a taste o' the pure drop! On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SantaCruzTradIrishSeisiun Cead Mile Failte! 100,000 Welcomes! is not just a slogan at Rosie McCann's, it's the mission statement. The quintessential image of an Irish Pub, whether it be in Dublin, Boston or Santa Cruz, is a neighborhood place where people gather to share good drinks, great food and lots of cheer. The pub has always been a place of camaraderie; a place where friends meet new friends - and old - and Rosie McCann's exemplifies the best in Irish hospitality.

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