The Young Dubliners have built a fervent fan base comparable to that of jam band rockers like Phish and Dave Matthews Band. From their humble beginnings at the Irish Rover, the band evolved through various changes into a pugnacious, crazy but coolly irresistible force of nature. “Even with all the touring we do, the thing […]
Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Comprised of Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals and the accomplished Hayes brothers, Shane Hayes on accordion and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle & banjo, this youthful trio blend Irish […]
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It’s that time of year! Join us as we kick-off the Irish Season with our 8th Annual Irish WinterFest, a celebration of Irish music and dance. Featuring local and regional musicians mixed with good food, drink and craic, WinterFest returns to Drexel Hall, the event space located at the Kansas City Irish Center.
THE SHOW IS ON – Doors at 6:30pm.
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones are known throughout the world for their quality musical presentation of Irish patriotic songs and traditional music. A perrenial favorite every time they come to town, we are excited to welcome them to the KC Irish Center to help us […]
Declan O’Rourke: Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine
Acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke (“Gallileo”) makes his Kansas City Irish Center debut
with a live performance of his epic song cycle Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine, performed with an
eight-piece all-star folk & trad ensemble, including John Sheahan (The Dubliners), Dermot Byrne (Altan),
Caitriona Frost (Celtic Woman), and Cillian […]
Music, poetry, comedy, whatever – we want to hear it at the Center on Open Mic Night hosted by KC’s very own John Keck. We are a nation of immigrants with all styles of music. Bluegrass, Folk, Latino, Indian, Blues, Country and so many more! Come down with your instruments or just your voice and […]
Journey back to Ireland this Christmas season with the Celtic band Lúnasa, joined by special guest Ashley Davis. Hosted by the band’s renowned MC and teller of tall stories Kevin Crawford, join us for an evening of Irish music and storytelling with a band that is internationally recognized as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental […]
Dave Curley was born and raised in Ireland. Andrew Finn Magill, a North Carolina native, plays music as though he were. Curley and Magill grew up with similar influences on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Curley, a singer, multi-instrumentalist and dancer, was raised in Corofin, a village in County Clare on the west coast of […]
This will be a grand evening – Mundy performing at the Irish Center with locals Carswell & Hope opening.
Doors at 6:30
Carswell & Hope – 7pm
Mundy – 8pm
Born Edmond Enright in the rural town of Birr, County Offaly, Ireland in 1975, Mundy became a multi-platinum artist at a young age after his debut single, “To You […]
Come celebrate our Celtic Pride in Cow Town! For ticket information, volunteer opportunities and a full schedule of events, visit kcirishfest.com
The Byrne Brothers and dad Tommy are Ireland’s biggest band on social media! With over 20 Million Views on Facebook and You Tube all over the world. Their video from The All Ireland Fleadh 2016 received 3.3m views and a video from Shop Street Galway received 14.9m views in Dec 2017 and a video from […]
A Night of Pogues Covers and Originals
The Irish Center of Kansas City is pleased to welcome The John Byrne Band to Drexel Hall on Thursday, May 31 for a one-of-a-kind-event that celebrates legendary Irish band The Pogues’ with an evening of covers and original songs.
The John Byrne Band is led by former Patrick’s Head front […]
We are very sorry to cancel the Byrne and Kelly concert on Wednesday. Here is a statement from Neil:
It’s with great sadness and heartbreak to let everyone know that my beautiful dad past away peacefully this evening at 8.37pm.
I will miss dad like I’ve never missed anything in my life.
Thank you from myself and the […]
Baile An Salsa, an international mix of world-class musicians, seamlessly blends Latin rhythms and traditional Irish Music – a fusion they call “Salsa-Trad.” We are so excited to welcome them back to the Irish Center – last year’s concert was quite the party – and this year we’re upping the fun level with pre-concert Salsa […]
We are so excited to welcome The High Kings back to the KC Irish Center for a second consecutive year! To say that The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music – equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful – is an understatement. They are, essentially, marking out a new […]
Join us after the St. Patrick’s Day parade as we celebrate our 11 year anniversary! We will have food trucks outside starting at 2pm and of course our pubs will be stocked with your favorite Irish drinks. Below is our entertainment while we wait for the parade committee to announce the winners of the parade!
Get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day season with the Morris Brothers.
A Benefit For Special Olympics. Get ready for the St. Patrick’s Day season with the Morris Brothers.
See John Morris perform at Murray’s in south KC.
We’re taking Drexel Hall back to her days as a Jazz Hall for this very special evening of Spirits and Jazz at the Kansas City Irish Center. Restless Spirits will be providing samples of all their fabulous products – gin, vodka, poitin, Stone Breaker Blended Whiskey, Sons of Erin Irish Whiskey, and their new, limited […]
It has been a defining decade for the Kansas City Irish Center, and we have reason to celebrate as we commemorate ten years of supporting, preserving and promoting Irish culture – and our first year in our new home at Drexel Hall! Join us as we raise a glass to toast the past, present and […]
Join us Sunday, May 7 for Celtic Thunder’s own Emmet Cahill.
Celtic Thunder lead singer and Ireland’s most exciting young tenor Emmet Cahill is returning to the KC Irish Center he embarks on his nationwide spring 2017 US tour. Emmet is launching his debut Irish orchestral album, having recently been signed on a major recording deal with […]
The Kansas City Irish Center is excited to welcome RUNA back to Kansas City for a one-night concert event. Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving […]
Originally composed by an Irish friar living in Spain, the ethereal Kilmore Carols have been performed for over 250 years in the same small chapel within the Kilmore parish of Wexford County, Ireland. This concert features Ensemble Ibérica’s breathtaking soprano, Victoria Botero.
Victoria Botero – soprano
Beau Bledsoe – baroque guitar
Betse Ellis – fiddle
Clarke Wyatt – banjo
Trilla Ray-Carter – […]
Come join us for our monthly PiNTS, Holiday style!
Dig out your best holiday gear for our ugly holiday sweater contest! Ballybricken will be playing and Céilí at the Crossroads will be leading everyone in a few céilí dances to get us all in a jolly mood.
$5 at the door and kids under 12 are free!