Honolulu Irish Session & Céilí
Hawai’i’s only regular Irish trad session is back and is now a céilí as well, thanks to Hawai’i Irish Dance & Anna O’Brien’s Pub!
Schedule: The session is generally held 4–7 PM on the 1st/3rd/5th Sundays of each month, but adjustments to accommodate the bar’s schedule are common, so be sure to check the web sites below for specifics.
Participation: This is an open session and we love visitors, so don’t be shy! Everyone in the bar is encouraged to join in the dancing as well, including musicians! No experience necessary; see the link on HID’s web site below.
Skill Level: We’re playing for dancers most of the time, so beginners may have trouble keeping up, but that’s about it. If you can play in-tune at dance tempo, you’ll be welcome here.
Tunes: We play a fairly standard assortment of jigs, reels, hornpipes, & polkas, with the occasional waltz or song between dances. No one will mind if you bring a tunebook, just remember you’ll have to read at dance tempo.
Location: Anna’s is on S Beretania St. in the University / Mo’ili’ili area, next door to the Japanese Cultural Center and just a few blocks Ewa/west of University & King. Sessions are upstairs, which is thankfully NON-SMOKING. Do not park at Long’s or in the empty lot next to the bar; you will be ticketed or towed.
That covers the basics. These sessions are a blast – come join us for tunes, dancing, & the best craic on the island!
Session Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/908563485825046/
Hawai’i Irish Dance: http://www.hawaiiirishdance.com/#!recurring-2/c1h1o
Anna O’Brien’s Live Music Schedule: http://irishpubshawaii.com/annaobriens/calendar/
Re: Anna O’Brien’s
1) The starting time is now 5:00 PM, and there is no longer an official ending time (though we usually play until at least 8:00).
2) We’ve added 5th Sundays to our regular schedule, so we are now on for 1st/3rd/5th Sundays.
Come on out and join us! Sláinte!
~ Mark D.
Re: Coffeeline Campus Coffeehouse
The l0cation of this session has changed to Coffeeline Campus Coffeehouse.