As of Sunday, March 15, Massachusetts Governor Charles Baker issued numerous statewide declarations regarding measures to contain the Coronavirus in Massachusetts.
The Irish Cultural Center will be in full compliance with all declarations, including the limitations on restaurants, pubs and gathering places of 25 people or more. As of today, March 16, the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub will be closed, with no food or drink service.
Live music and events planned at the ICC up to and including April 8 are now canceled. Please continue to check our website and Facebook pages (Irish Cultural Center and Trinity Pub) for news as more updates become available.
The Coronavirus Pandemic is an unfolding crisis that is unprecedented in nature. We thank you for your understanding at this time, and we look forward to seeing you here at the ICC again soon.
On behalf of the ICC Board of Directors and Irish House Restaurant Manager and Staff,
Update: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, this performance has been canceled. Thank you for your support and understanding. We will be rescheduling House of Hamill to perform later in the year, and we hope to see you there.
The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an afternoon of Celtic fiddle and folk rock with House of Hamill – Brian Buchanan (Enter the Haggis), and Rose Baldino (Burning Bridget Cleary). Their intimate, dynamic performances have been extremely popular in their many years of playing for the ICC, and include new fiddle tunes and unique original compositions, plus new life breathed into traditional and contemporary songs.
About House of Hamill Brian and Rose are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, they write unusual new fiddle tunes while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs. Both are confident and unique lead vocalists, and the blend of their two voices in harmony is hypnotic and irresistible.
Whether House of Hamill is playing songs from their debut album “Wide Awake”(2016) or stomping through a set of original jigs and reels from their follow-up “March Through Storms”(2018), their chemistry onstage is always engaging and often hilarious. You’ll leave with tired feet, a huge smile, and a new appreciation for the versatility of folk instruments in a modern context.
At this time, we are unsure if this production will be happening.
Announcement from the Majestic Theater The civil authorities and our patrons have asked us to temporarily close the Majestic Theater. We agree that we need to help protect the health of our patrons, employees, cast and crew members. At this time we do not know when we will reopen the box office or resume performances. When we do reopen the Majestic Theater we will address concerns related to tickets that have been purchased. We suggest that you call the box office for future updates, or that you check our website for any notices.
Please join us for a special performance at the Majestic Theater on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm as a fundraiser for the Irish Cultural Center!
Based on the 1980 movie with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, 9 TO 5 garnered 15 Drama Desk Award nominations, the most ever in a single year for any production. Coworkers and unlikely friends Violet, Dora Lee, and Judy team up to get revenge on their lecherous boss in this “goofily entertaining crowd-pleaser!” By Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick.
Special Performance Tickets: $20 Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm All ticket holders will receive a 10% off coupon for food purchases at the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant. See coupon for details.
The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an evening with Sarah the Fiddler on March 15 at the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub at 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA. The show is from 4:00–7:00 pm. The Pub opens at 2:00 for ticketholders only, with food service also starting at 2:00.
UPDATE: This show is sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door. Cost is $20 ICC Patrons / $25 general for main room / $20 for seating in rear room (some obstructed view – full sound, show on tv screen). Our 3-course prefix or light sandwiches, burgers and salads menu will be available for purchase (not included in ticket price). General and back room tickets will go on sale January 21.
About Sarah the Fiddler Sarah’s musical journey began at the age of 4 when she started violin lessons using the Suzuki Method. By the age of 6, she was introduced to fiddle music and began competing in fiddle contests all over New England. These contests and festivals instilled Sarah’s passion for old-time music as she learned and played alongside some of the best old-tymers.
The moment her bow touches the strings, Sarah’s passion for music is evident. Combining her influences of Old-Time, Irish, World and Classical music, Sarah takes her audiences on a musical journey from old-time sing-alongs, to lively polkas and rousing reels. This is a high energy show loved by audiences of all ages. This show will sell out quickly!
The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an evening with the YankCelt Band on March 14 at the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub at 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA. The show is from 6:00–9:00 pm. The Pub opens at 3:00 for ticketholders only, with dinner service starting at 4:30.
UPDATE: This show is sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door. Cost is $25 ICC Patrons / $29 general for main room / $25 for seating in rear room (some obstructed view – full sound, show on tv screen). Our 3-course prefix or light sandwiches, burgers and salads menu will be available for purchase (not included in ticket price).
We are excited to have the YankCelt Band back at the ICC! Don’t miss out on celebrating the St. Patrick’s season with this local American Irish supergroup, on their continuing “Farewell Tour Part Five.” This show will sell out quickly!
The ICC held our annual St. Brigid’s Day Raffle Drawing on February 1, 2020. It was a fun and festive evening as everyone gathered for the drawing of our lucky winners. Thank you to all our ICC board members and volunteers who sold tickets throughout the year!
We are pleased to announce the winners of the third annual raffle! Congratulations to Barbie Drzyzga of Chicopee, who won a trip for two to Ireland. Barbie is especially pleased because February 1 is also Blue Star Mother’s Day, in addition to being St. Brigid’s Day, and she is the proud mother of a daughter serving our country in the military. Congratulations also to Heather Clark of Chicopee who won the 14K gold St. Brigid’s cross necklace, designed, made and donated by our friends from Dingle, Brian de Staic Jewellery.
Please join us at the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub for a special White Wine Pairing Dinner on February 27 at 6:00 pm; dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Four courses, including Pear Salad, Roasted Clams, Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Halibut, and Chocolate, Cheese and Fresh Fruit, are paired with four perfectly chosen white wines to accompany the meal.
Tickets are $40 for ICC Patrons, $45 for general public. There is a special ICC Patron presale for the first 7 days – tickets for the public go on sale February 11. General public may call for reservations during this time, and will be placed on a wait list until the presale is over. Seating is limited for this special event – for tickets, please call 413-342-4358.
Please join us at the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub for a special Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday, February 14 at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a delicious, romantic dinner with your special someone in the comfort and hospitality of the ICC’s Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub.
Included: A complimentary glass of champagne for each guest. Plus, enjoy musical accompaniment by Joe Wilson on jazz saxophone.
The 4-course dinner includes Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Portabella Mushroom for the first course; Chop Salad for the second course; Baked Stuffed Lobster Tails or Chateaubriand Seared Tenderloin for the third course; and a Chocolate Cobbler for dessert. View full menu.
Please note this event is now SOLD OUT. Cost is $40 per person (ICC Patron) / $45 per person (non-Patron). Please note that server gratuity is not included.
There is an International Welcome Reception at Elms College on Tuesday, January 28 from 12:15–1 pm in the Borgia Gallery (College Center, 2nd floor). Join us as we welcome our Irish Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher, Yvonne de Faoite, plus Elms College Director of International Programs, Sr. Deirdre Griffin, and International Students.
The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England is sponsoring this exciting raffle, with a first prize of a trip for two on one of the ICC’s group tours to Ireland in 2020!
The drawing will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the ICC’s Trinity Pub. The event will begin at 6:00 pm, with a welcome and remarks from the raffle committee and ICC President. Irish language FLTA Yvonne de Faoite will give a brief history of St. Brigid. At 6:45 pm tickets will be drawn for first and second prizes (winner need not be present).
Additionally, all those who attend the drawing will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win one of two $100 gift certificates to the Irish House Restaurant and Trinity Pub (must be present to win). Dinner offering this evening will be buffet only, $25 per person.
FIRST PRIZE An all expenses paid trip for two people on a group tour to Ireland hosted by the ICC in 2020. Winner may select group tour of choice – Early Spring, September or October. Please note that the 2020 Spring Trip in May is not available for raffle prize due to high demand. The 2021 Spring Trip will be offered as a choice to the winner of the raffle. Prize is transferable to another party.
SECOND PRIZE A 14K Gold Saint Brigid’s Cross necklace crafted by Brian de Staic Jewellers of Dingle, Ireland. Retail value €500.
Cost is just $20 per ticket. Cash or check accepted by mail or at the ICC. For credit card orders, please call 413-333-4951 between 9 am and 5 pm or visit the ICC to purchase tickets.