The Circle of Friends meet on the 4th Friday and on Wednesday evenings.
Meet friends old and new while enjoying set and ceili dancing to music provided by John Shields. Hosted by John Shields and Cass Tinney. Admission $10 during the Summer Months on 4th Friday's, $5 every Wednesday start in the Fall. Come on out, it's Air-Conditioned!

See our calendar for times and dates.

The Cummins School of Dance teaches Irish Dancing to children, at the Irish Center. They practice on Tuesday evenings. See their website for more information on the lessons provided.

The Philadelphia Ceili Group sponsors regular music and dance events on the last Friday of every month and much more.

Another popular band that plays at the center is the Vince Gallagher Band. For more information about this band please contact Vince Gallagher at

Tune into the Vincent Gallagher Irish Hour, Sundays from 11:00am to noon on WTMR 800am and "West Along The Road", hosted by Marianne MacDonald from noon until 1:00PM. Or listen on the worldwide web at

The Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe Band holds practice for new members every Wednesday evening from 7:30 pm in the Commodore Barry Ballroom. Information is available on their website Emerald Pipers.

The Andy Maher Band ( is available for dance parties, weddings, and special events.

The Circle of Friends holds set dance practices every Wednesday. Led by John Shields, the lessons are held in the Fireside Room at 7:30.