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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Helping Hands Mission is known for aiding Wake County’s low income, elderly, homeless, disabled and handicapped communities. Each year the Wake County AOH drops off donations for the Helping Hands Mission’s Thanksgiving “Love” Basket program. Each basket contains a turkey, stuffing, canned goods and more to help provide a Thanksgiving meal for those less fortunate in Wake County. This year the AOH dropped off over 40 turkeys, several hams and numerous boxes of food to the New Bern House.
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Many thanks goes to D’s Bottleshop in Wakefield which served as a drop off location for our food drive and hosted a Thanksgiving party with Ewes Tree Band.
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As an additional note, because of the success with the Food Drive at D’s we will be setting up a Toy and Coat Drive for Christmas. We will be dropping off donation collection bins to D’s Bottleshop in Wakefield, Patrick Jane’s Bar & Bistro in Cary, Pat Murnane’s Irish Pub in Wake Forest and The Stags Head in Raleigh. The Helping Hands Mission is asking for donations of Educational Toys for ages birth to 5 years old as well as warm gloves, scarves and coats for Operation Warm Clothing. We will drop the donations off to the New Bern House on Dec 23rd.

Feis In The Forest Irish Music Festival 2017

This years Feis in the Forest Irish Music Fest was a great success. It was a beautiful day and we were glad to once again be a part of the festival and had a great time playing for everyone up in Wake Forest.

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Our good friend Gerry McCrudden was honored this year for his years of service to the AOH and his commitment to Our Motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.

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We also got to spend some time in the Session Tent. Thank you to Scott, Tommy, Gordon and Allison for playing and helping keep Traditional Irish Music alive.


Thanks also go to the Wake Forest Weekly for their great photos of the event and the articles they have published on the event.

The Irish are Ready to March!

Saint Patrick’s Day will arrive in less than a month and we are ready. The Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be on March 11th. We will be marching in the parade with the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), carrying the Irish County flags and handing out green beads. After the parade we will be playing on the big stage in City Plaza. Then the party will continue up in Wake Forest at D’s Bottle Shop where we will be playing that night. We hope to see you somewhere along the way on this fun day.

On Saint Patrick’s Day we will be playing at our good friend and fellow Hibernian’s restaurant Patrick Jane’s in Cary. And the festivities don’t stop there. The next day we will be out in Knightdale at the Shamrock Shuck playing Irish Music along with our friends Gerry Mccrudden and James Olin Oden.

Check out our Upcoming Dates page for information on all of our upcoming gigs.

Happy Thanksgiving

The AOH dropping off donations to the New Bern House.

The AOH dropping off donations to the New Bern House.

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving and got to spend some quality time with their family and friends.

We would like to thank everyone who came out to D’s Bottle Shop and Craft Beer College last Thursday and all those who donated to the food drive. We dropped off the donations with the AOH to the New Bern House. They were very grateful as they are expecting to have a larger crowd this year.



Back Home at Tir Na Nog

We were all sad last year when Tir Na Nog in Raleigh closed. However, after just about a year they have reopened around the corner from the old location. Our tin whistle player Jerry was there opening night and got the honor of having the first official pint.

We wish Annie the best of luck with the new Tir Na Nog and are looking forward to playing there in January.