McDermott's Handy Upcoming Engagements
 

2016 dates

January 9: Vineland NJ
Down Jersey concert series at Cumberland County College at 8pm.
January 17: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2-5:30pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.
January 20: Philadelphia, PA
Private event for the University Barge Club at the Irish Pub, 23rd & Walnut, from 6-9pm.

February 7: Trenton, NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
February 12: Cherry Hill, NJ
Kathy is playing harp a Valentine's lunch at Cadbury.
February 21: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2-5:30pm.
February 26: South Plainfield, NJ
Kathy playing harp for a reception at the South Plainfield Library from 8-9pm.

March 4: Palmyra NJ
South Jersey Irish monthly Hoolie from 8-11pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Broad & Elm Sts.
March 6: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
March 10: Philadelphia, PA
Kathy playing harp for the St. Patrick's Day Association's Grand Marshall's dinner at the Doubletree hotel.
March 11: Philadelphia, PA
Ceili band for the St. Patrick's Day ceili at the Irish Center, Commodore Barry Club, Carpenter & Emlen Streets at 8pm.
March 13: Verona NJ
Concert at the Verona Public Library, 17 Gould St, at 3pm. Free.
March 16: Cranford NJ
Concert at the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Library, at 7:30pm. Free.
March 17: Medford, NJ
Our annual St. Patrick's Day outing at Murphy's Market, 666 Stokes Rd. 11am-4pm.
March 19: Voorhees NJ
Performing at a private wedding at the Mansion.
March 20: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2-5:30pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.

April 1: Palmyra NJ
South Jersey Irish monthly Hoolie from 8-11pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Broad & Elm Sts.
April 3: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
April 17: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2:30-5pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.
April 23: Scotch Plains, NJ
Kathy performing on harp at the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Ave. at 1pm for an afternoon tea.
April 30: New Brunswick, NJ
Anchoring the Irish session at the New Jersey Folk Festival, Douglass campus at Rutgers University at 1pm.

May 1: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
May 8: Hamilton Township, NJ
Kathy is performing on the harp at Sayen Gardens from 10am-1pm for their all-day Azalea Festival.
May 14: Bensalem, PA
Playing the ceili at the Philadelphia Fleadh.
May 15: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2-5:30pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.

June 3: Cherry Hill NJ
We're performing for the Circlewood Coffeehouse reunion at the Unitarian Church, Kings Hwy. Concert starts at 7pm.
June 5:
Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
June 21:
Merion, PA
Playing a private cocktail reception and concert at Merion Tribute House for Ardmore Banking Advisors from 5:30-8:30pm.
June 24: Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Ceili Group's Friday night Ceili at the Irish Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 8-11pm.

July 3: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
July 21-24: Parsippany NJ
The 16th annual Somerset Folk Harp Festival at the Hilton Parsippany, 1 Hilton Court.

August 7: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
August 14: Wilmington DE
We'll be performing in the cafeteria from 12-4pm at St. Mark's High School, 2501 Pike Creek Rd. while the Delaware Feis is going on. Patch & Bob Glennan will join us.
August 21: Philadelphia, PA
We'll be performing a private function at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 2-5:30pm.

September 4: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
September 10: Philadelphia, PA
Performing at the 42nd annual Philadelphia Ceili Group Irish Music and Dance Festival.
September 17: Stanton NJ
Kathy is playing a wedding at the Bouman-Stickney Farmstead at 3pm.
September 18: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2-5:30pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.
September 25: Bethlehem, PA
Harp-centric concert in Foy Hall at Moravian College from 4-5pm.

October 2: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
October 7-9: New Brunswick NJ
Kathy's Harpers' Escape Weekend. Sign-up in advance to participate.
October 23: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2-5:30pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.
October 30: Mullica Hill NJ
Performing outdoors from 11:30am-4pm at Hill Creek Farms EVENT CANCELLED

November 5: Atlantic Highlands NJ
Kathy is playing a wedding at the Water Witch club at 3pm.
November 6: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
November 6: Valley Forge, PA
Kathy playing harp for the Gift of Life Donor Remembrance Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza at 12:30pm.
November 13: Newark DE
Kathy playing harp for the Gift of Life Donor Remembrance Ceremony at the Executive Banquet & Conference Center at 12:30pm.
November 20: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2-5:30pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.
November 25: Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Ceili Group's Friday night Ceili at the Irish Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 8-11pm.

December 4: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
December 18: Wilmington DE
Christmas ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2-5:30pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.

2015 dates


January 3: Philadelphia PA
Kathy playing at a wedding at 3pm.
January 4: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
February 1: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
February 6: Palmyra, NJ
We're the ceili band for the South Jersey Irish Society's monthly hoolie at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 8pm.
March 1: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
March 6: Palmyra, NJ
We're the ceili band for the South Jersey Irish Society's monthly hoolie at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 8pm.
March 11: Gladwynne, PA
Private concert for the residents of Waverly Heights at 4:30pm.
March 12: Philadelphia, PA
Kathy playing the harp for the St. Patrick's Day Observation Committee's annual Grand Marshall dinner at the Doubletree hotel at 5pm.
March 13: Bridgeton, NJ
Concert at the Bridgeton Public Library, 150 East Commerce Street at 7pm. Free.
March 15: Madison, NJ
Concert at the Madison Public Library, 39 Keep St, at 2pm. Free.
March 15: Philadelphia, PA
We're playing at the Sober St. Patrick's Day in Philadelphia at the WHYY studios after 6pm.
March 17: Medford, NJ
Our annual St. Patrick's Day outing at Murphy's Market, 666 Stokes Rd. 11am-4pm.

April 5: Trenton NJ
NO SESSION this month at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave. See you in May.
April 19: West Chester, PA
Performing during the church service at the Church of the Loving Shepherd, Front. St., at 10am.
April 24: Philadelphia, PA
We're the ceili band for the Philadelphia Ceili Group's Friday night Ceili at the Irish Center from 8-11pm.
April 25: New Brunswick, NJ
Anchoring the Irish session at the New Jersey Folk Festival, Douglass campus at Rutgers University
May 4: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
May 10: Hamilton Township, NJ
Kathy is performing on the harp at Sayen Gardens from 10am-1pm for their all-day Azalea Festival.
May 30: Princeton NJ
Our ceili band will be playing for the VOICES fundraiser dance at Smith House, 400 Sayre Dr., from 5-9pm. Contradances and Irish dances will be taught!

July 23-26: Parsippany NJ
The 15th annual Somerset Folk Harp Festival at the Hilton Parsippany, 1 Hilton Court.
September 6: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
September 19: Media, PA
Private event at the Towne House from 4-8pm.
October 2-4: New Brunswick, NJ
Kathy is teaching and performing at the annual Harpers' Escape at the University Inn & Conference Center.
October 2: Palmyra NJ
South Jersey Irish Society monthly Hoolie from 8-11pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
October 4: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
October 25: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2:30-5pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.

November 1: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
November 1: Valley Forge, PA
Kathy playing harp for the Gift of Life Donor Remembrance Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza at 12:30pm.
November 6: Berlin NJ
Kathy playing harp for a private wedding at 5pm.
November 8: Newark DE
Kathy playing harp for the Gift of Life Donor Remembrance Ceremony at the Executive Banquet & Conference Center at 12:30pm.
November 15: Blackwood NJ
Kathy playing harp for the Gift of Life Donor Remembrance Ceremony at The Palace at 12:30pm.
November 15:
Philadelphia PA
Kathy & Dennis are being inducted into the Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame at the Commodore John Barry Irish Center, Emlen & Carpenter Streets at 8pm. To reserve your seat for the dinner at this event, click here.
November 22: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2:30-5pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.
November 27: Philadelphia, PA
Thanksgiving Ceili for the Philadelphia Ceili Group's Friday night Ceili at the Irish Center from 8-11pm.

December 4: Palmyra NJ
South Jersey Irish Society Christmas Hoolie from 8-11pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Broad & Elm Sts.
December 6: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
December 20: Wilmington DE
Monthly ceili for the New Castle County Irish Society, 1301 S. Rodney St., from 2:30-5pm. Sets and ceilis are on the dance card. See website for other details.

2014 dates

January 3: Palmyra, NJ
We're the ceili band for the South Jersey Irish Society's monthly hoolie at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 8pm.
January 5: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
February 2: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
February 7: Palmyra, NJ
We're the ceili band for the South Jersey Irish Society's monthly hoolie at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 8pm.
February 16: West Deptford, NJ
We're playing at a private event 12-3pm.
February 28: Philadelphia, PA
We're the ceili band for the Philadelphia Ceili Group's Friday night Ceili at the Irish Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets at 8pm.
March 2: Trenton NJ
Cancelled.
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
March 7: Palmyra, NJ
We're the ceili band for the South Jersey Irish Society's monthly hoolie at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 8pm.
March 8: Bordentown, NJ
The Bordentown Historical Society presents its annual “Ballads of Irishtown Concert” at Carslake Community Center, 209 Crosswicks St., at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10. For information, call Diane at 609 298-3779.
March 10: Cranford, NJ
Concert at the Cranford Community Center at the Cranford Public Library, 220 Walnut Ave., at 7:30pm. Free.
March 13: Philadelphia, PA
Kathy playing the harp for the St. Patrick's Day Observation Committee's annual dinner at the Doubletree hotel at 5pm.
March 16: West Chester, PA
We're playing for the church service at the Church of the Loving Shepherd on Front St. at 10am.
March 16: Princeton, NJ
Concert at the Princeton Public Library, Witherspoon Lane at 3pm. Free. Please note time change 3/14/14
March 17: Medford, NJ
Our annual St. Patrick's Day outing at Murphy's Market at Taunton Forge 11am-4pm.
April 4: Palmyra, NJ
Dennis will anchor the ceili band for the South Jersey Irish Society's monthly hoolie at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 8pm.
April 4:
Long Branch, NJ
Kathy will be playing harp for a private wedding at 4pm.
April 6: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.

April 25:
Parsippany, NJ
We are being inducted into the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Hall of Fame at the annual convention and Fleadh Cheoil at the Hilton Parsippany, 1 Hilton Ct., Parsippany. Ceili to begin at 9pm.
April 26: New Brunswick, NJ
Performing at the New Jersey Folk Festival on the lawn at the Eagleton Institute at Rutgers University at various points in the day. Tribute to Ed McDermott workshop on the Pinelands stage at 1:30pm. Free.

May 3: Burlington NJ
Come sailing with us! We will be playing on the AJ Meerwald, sailing out of Burlington, starting this musical journey at 1:30pm. Details on tickets.
May 4: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
May 7; Haddonfield, NJ
Kathy will be performing a program for the Ladies GAR in Haddonfield at the Mabel Kay House at 1pm.
May 9: Bordentown, NJ
Concert at the Cafe 420 coffeehouse at the First Presbyterian Church, 420 Farnsworth Ave. at 7:30pm. Tickets $15 at the door.
May 11: Hamilton Township, NJ
Kathy is performing on the harp at Sayen Gardens from 10am-1pm for their all-day Azalea Festival.
May 24: Hainesport, NJ
We're performing at a private event at the Bradford Estate from 5-6pm.
May 29: Cape May, NJ
McDermott's Handy will be performing a special Bound for Amerikay show at the 25th annual Cape May Music Festival, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts. Concert at 8pm at Convention Hall.
June 1: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
June 13: Philadelphia, PA
We're performing for the Bloomsday event being sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation at the Trinity Church from 5:30-9pm, including a special selection of songs James Joyce referenced in Ulysses.

July 20: Flemington NJ
Private party from 5:30-8:30pm.
July 31-August 3: Parsippany NJ
The 14th annual Somerset Folk Harp Festival at the Hilton Parsippany, 1 Hilton Court.
September 7: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
September 30: Surf City,, NJ
Kathy is doing a musical lecture on the harp for the Ladies Tea fundraiser for the Southern Ocean Medical Center new Emergency Room fund.at 1pm.
October 3: Palmyra NJ
South Jersey Irish Society monthly Hoolie from 8-11pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
October 5: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
October 10-12: New Brunswick, NJ
Teaching and performing at the annual Harpers' Escape at the University Inn & Conference Center.
October 25: New Brunswick NJ
Performing at a private corporate event at the Zimmerli Art Museum from 6-7:30pm.
November 2: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
November 7: Palmyra NJ
South Jersey Irish Society monthly Hoolie from 8-11pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
November 28: Philadelphia, PA
We're the ceili band for the Philadelphia Ceili Group's Friday night Ceili at the Irish Center from 8-11pm.
December 5: Palmyra NJ
South Jersey Irish Society Christmas Hoolie from 8-11pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall.
December 10: Cherry Hill NJ
Kathy is doing a Christmas program for the Haddonfield DAR chapter at 1pm.
December 7: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
December 21: New Egypt NJ
Performing Christmas music at 4:30pm at the Plumstead Presbyterian Church, 14 Front St

2013 dates

January 20: Wilmington, DE
Newcastle County Irish Society monthly dance, 1301 South Rodney St., 2-6pm. Admission $12. Potluck.
January 23: Atco, NJ
Kathy performing on harp for the art gallery opening for the Archway Programs at the Camden County Library from 5-8pm.
January 25: Philadelph ia, PA
Playing for the Philadelphia Ceili Group's Friday night Ceili at 8pm.
March 4: Beverly, NJ
Music program for the Women's Club of Edgewater Park at 8pm
March 7: Philadelphia, PA
Kathy playing harp for the St. Patrick's Day parade committee dinner at the Doubletree hotel.
March 10: Bordentown, NJ
Concert & fundraiser for the Bordentown Historical Society Music at the historic Old Friends Meeting House, 302 Farnsworth Ave. at 2pm. Tickets 10. Call Diane in advance to reserve tickets at 609 298-3779. Seating is very limited.
March 15: Philadelphia, PA
Performing at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St., before the Natalie MacMaster show.
March 16: Brick, NJ
Private party from 4-8pm.
March 17: Medford, NJ
Murphy's Market at Taunton Forge from 11am-3pm.
March 20: Woodstown, NJ
Concert at Friends Village, 1 Friends Dr., at 6:30pm. Private event.
April 6: Edison, NJ
Concert at the North Edison Branch of the Edison Public Library, 777 Grove Ave., at 2pm.
April 21: West Chester, PA
Church service at the Church of the Loving Shepherd on New St. at 10am.
April 27: New Brunswick, NJ
Anchoring the Irish session and performing on the main stage at the New Jersey Folk Festival on the Douglass campus at Rutgers University.
May 12: Hamilton Township, NJ
Kathy is performing on the harp at Sayen Gardens from 10am-1pm for their all-day Azalea Festival.
May 31: Chesterfield, NJ
Wedding at Fernbrook Farms at 5pm
June 2: Cape May, NJ
McDermott's Handy will be opening for Girsa at the 24th annual Cape May Music Festival, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts at the Cape May Convention Center. Concert at 8pm.
June 7: Mt. Laurel, NJ
Kathy playing harp for a private event at the Wyndham hotel from 1-3pm.
June 27: Philadelphia, PA
Playing for the 4th Friday Ceili at the Irish Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, at 8pm. $12
July 7: Trenton, NJ
Anchoring the seisiun at Tir na Nog, 1324 Hamilton Ave from 1-4pm.
July 18-21: Parsippany NJ
The 13th annual Somerset Folk Harp Festival at the Hilton Parsippany.
August 4: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
CDcoverAugust 18: Marlton NJ
CD Release Party for Bound for Amerikay at the Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, 123 Elmwood Rd. from 2-5pm. Help us celebrate. Concert at 3pm.
September 1: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
September 13: Gloucester City, NJ
We're anchoring the Trad Night at the Shamrock Festival, sponsored by the Gloucester City Irish Society, from 7-10pm. On the waterfront.
September 14: Philadelphia, PA
Performing at the 39th annual Philadelphia Ceili Group Irish Music and Dance Festival.
September 26:
Kathy is performing at a private function from 7-10pm.
October 4-6: New Brunswick, NJ
Kathy is teaching at You Gotta Have Harp's Harpers Escape Weekend with Grainne Hambly, William Jackson and Debbie Brewin-Wilson. Sign-up deadline is Sept. 15.
October 6: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
October 20: Moorestown, NJ
We're the ceili band for the South Jersey Irish Society's teach-in at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Main St. at 7pm. Demos and teaching of easy ceili dances.
October 25: Philadelphia, PA
We're the ceili band for the Philadelphia Ceili Group's Friday night Ceili at the Irish Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets at 8pm.
November 3: Newark, DE
Gift of Life ceremony at the Executive Banquet & Conference Center at 1pm
November 3:
Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
November 10:
Berlin NJ
Gift of Life ceremony at the Venice Plaza at 1pm
November 13: Palmyra, NJ
We're leading a traditional Irish seisiun for the South Jersey Irish Society 's outreach at Palmyra Harbour. Open to all, listeners in particular. Everybody brings a refreshment to share. 7:30-9:30pm.
November 17: King of Prussia, PA
Gift of Life ceremony at the Crowne Plaza at 1pm
December 1: Trenton NJ
Anchoring the monthly session at Tir na nOg, 1324 Hamilton Ave., from 3-6pm.
December 7: Philadelphia, PA
Playing at a private wedding.
December 14:
Wall, NJ
Our Irish Christmas concert at the Wall Library, 2700 Allaire Road at 2pm. Free.
December 15:
Scotch Plains, NJ
Our Irish Christmas concert at the Willow Grove Presbyterian Church,1961 Raritan Rd., at 3pm. Meet the instruments introduction to the concert at 2:30pm. Reception to follow.

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