How It’s New York:  Look at some of the great players from the area!
How It’s Irish:  Tom Furlongw as an All-Star footballer for Co. Offaly, and of course ran Furlong’s Pub in East Durham, where many trad musicians loved to play and stay.

You can still get yourself to the benefit today– the snow has melted some and the line-up’s really impressive!  Thanks to Maureen Donachie who sent this along; she has a mailing list for trad music and dance in the area well worth your checking out:  drop her an email at, and check out the calendar at
Apologies for typing Jan. 21 yesterday, but anyone who wanted to go would have seen the CORRECT date in the body of Paul’s lovely missive.

And if you can’t make it, you can send a donation to 67 Saddle Ranch Lane, Hillsdale, NJ 07642-1318.

1pm Tara Gold
2pm Dermot Henry
3pm Billy Keenan, John and Margie Reynolds, Kathleen Vesey Fee,
John Vesey, Frank McCormick
4pm Jameson’s Revenge
5pm Joe Biancorroso
6pm Mary G
7pm Padraig Allen
8pm Martin Melody
9:30pm Peter McKiernan & Sean Ruane
The best of Irish traditional musicians will also be performing
throughout the event (upstairs and downstairs)
in support for Yvonne and Tom.
All welcome! Come and enjoy a wonderful day!
The Kerry Hall
305 McLean Ave, Yonkers NY

Gwen Orel
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