McDermott's Handy Upcoming Engagements
 


McDermott's Handy in their Bound for Amerikay show at the Cape May Convention Center

McDermott's Handy Traditional Irish Music

McDermott's Handy

2024 Dates

Every Thursday Night: we anchor our long-running Irish music session from 7:30-9:30pm. Post-covid, this is hosted privately. To attend via Zoom or join the mailing list for this, email Kathy DeAngelo at kathy(at)harpagency.com. We are currently searching for a new public home.

Every 2nd Sunday of the Month: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 1-3pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm. Except for March, which will be March 17.

January 19: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. $20 Session follows--no cost.

February 16: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. $20 Session follows--no cost.

March 2: Ocean City, NJ
Concert for the Ocean City Arts Center , 1735 Simpson Avenue at 3pm. Free.

March 3: West Chester, PA
Playing for the morning worship service at the Church of the Loving Shepherd at 10am.

March 7: Cherry Hill, NJ
Private concert

March 11-19: Ireland CANCELLED
We're leading the Harp Tour of Ireland on a jaunt in the West of Ireland.

March 15: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. $20 Session follows--no cost.

March 17: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 1-3pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm.

April 2: Avalon, NJ
Concert for the Avalon Public Library , 235 32nd St at 1:30pm in the multi-purpose room in the adjoining school. Free.

April 19: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. $20 Session follows--no cost.

May 11: Hamilton, NJ
We're playing at the Azalea Festival at Sayen Gardens from 10am-1pm.

May 17: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. $20 Session follows--no cost.

June 14: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. $20 Session follows--no cost.

July 18-21: Parsippany, NJ
Join us at the 24th annual Somerset Folk Harp Festival. Sign-up by May 1 to get the early-bird $100 discount.

2023 Dates: "live" gigs!

Every Thursday Night we anchor our long-running Irish music session from 7:30-9:30pm. Post-covid, this is hosted privately. To attend via Zoom or join the mailing list for this, email Kathy DeAngelo at kathy(at)harpagency.com. We are currently searching for a new public home.

February 12: West Chester, PA
Playing for the morning worship service at the Church of the Loving Shepherd at 10am.

February 12: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 1-3pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm.

March 5: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 1-3pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm.

March 12-20: Ireland
We're leading the Harp Tour of Ireland on a jaunt through Kilkenny, Dingle, Killarney and Dublin.

April 16: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 1-3pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm.

May 13: Hamilton, NJ
We're playing at the Azalea Festival at Sayen Gardens from 10am-1pm.

May 14: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 1-3pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm.

June 3: Malvern, PA
Joe Reavey Memorial & Session in the Barn at St. Peter's in the Great Valley from 2-5pm.

June 11: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets. Special 25th year birthday party starts at 12pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm.

June 16: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center in Moorestown. 1st time Meet & Greet event from 7pm-8:30pm See website for details. We're hosting a session there starting September every 3rd Friday of the month. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm.

July 20-23: Parsippany, NJ
Join us at the 23rd annual Somerset Folk Harp Festival. Sign-up by May 1 to get the early-bird $100 discount.

August 25: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center in Moorestown. 2nd time Meet & Greet event from 7pm-8:30pm See website for details. We're hosting a session there starting September every 3rd Friday of the month. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm.

September 10: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 1-3pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm.

September 11: Medford, NJ
We're playing a private concert for South Jersey Acoustic Roots Music from 7-8pm at the Medford Memorial Community Center, 21 South Main Street, Medford.

September 22: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center in Moorestown. We're hosting a session there starting September every 3rd Friday of the month. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. Session follows.

October 8: Philadelphia, PA
Next Generation of Irish Music session at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets, from 1-3pm. Followed by the Ceili Og from 3-5pm.

October 14: Philadelphia, PA
Irish Traditional Music & Dance Festival at the Commodore Barry Irish Cultural Center, Carpenter & Emlen Streets. Next Generation group will be performing.

October 20: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center in Moorestown. We're hosting a session there starting September every 3rd Friday of the month. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. Session follows.

October 29: Atlantic City, NJ
Kathy performing on harp for the Gift of Life Donor Remembrance ceremony from 12:30-2pm in the Stockton campus' John F. Scarpa Academic Building.

November 12: Philadelphia, PA
Kathy performing on harp for the Gift of Life Donor Remembrance ceremony from 12:30-2pm at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penns' Landing.

November 17: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. $20 Session follows--no cost.

December 15: Moorestown, NJ
Irish Music Sessions with McDermott's Handy at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown. Learn-a-tune workshop at 6:30pm. $20 Session follows--no cost.


 

Reviews
  “One of the finest and truest purveyors of Irish traditional music in the Delaware Valley”
     Irishphiladelphia.com
"They are ...a virtual folk orchestra"
     The Irish Echo

OUR LATEST CD! bound for amerikay CD cover
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Sound clips Sound clips from
Come Take the Byroads
  Boreens of Derry
  Connaughtman's Rambles/Jackson's
Performer Website
  www.mcdermottshandy.com

Promotional Materials
   Bio sheet & brochure
Special Programs
   Bound for Amerikay
   An Irish Christmas
   The Harp in Irish History     Harpers Escape Harp Tour of Ireland
Somerset Folk Harp Festival

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Debbie Brewin-Wilson

2019 dates

July 18-21: Parsippany NJ
Teaching and performing at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival.

2017 dates

July 20-23: Parsippany NJ
Teaching and performing at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival.

2016 dates

July 21-24: Parsippany NJ
Teaching and performing at the Somerset Folk Harp Festival.

October 7-9: New Brunswick, NJ
Performing and teaching at You Gotta Have Harp's 23rd Annual Harpers' Escape Weekend. See website for details and to sign-up.

2015 dates

May 29-30: Calgary, Alberta
Robert Burns Association of North America 36th annual Conference
July 23-26: Parsippany NJ
Teaching and performing at the 15th annual Somerset Folk Harp Festival. See website for details and to sign-up.
October 2-4: New Brunswick, NJ
Performing and teaching at You Gotta Have Harp's 23rd Annual Harpers' Escape Weekend. See website for details and to sign-up. 

 


 

"Her voice creates an immediate intimacy...a warm sound..."
   Adam Victor Christensen,
   Folk Harp Journal

Celtic Tunes New & Old for Christian Worship:
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Workshops

Special Programs with
Debbie Brewin-Wilson
     A Wee Taste o' Burns
     Women of Celtic Song
     Celtic Christianity

Promotional Materials
   Bio sheet


 
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