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About Us

We are a community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland. 

A lively session at J. Patrick's Irish Pub in Baltimore.

J. Patrick's All-Stars is a subcommittee of the Baltimore Folk Music Society Special Events Committee. We appreciate the support and sponsorship of the BFMS and the Maryland State Arts Council, and we try to bring a new musical dimension to their activities. We organize workshops and small concerts, bringing the very best traditional Irish musicians to Baltimore's thriving Irish music scene and featuring talented local players.

Our musical home in Baltimore, Maryland since 1987 has been J. Patrick's Irish Pub. The central hub of Baltimore's Irish music scene, J. Patrick's closed January 1st, 2013 and will soon reopen under new management.  It is our hope that you can soon come again for live Irish music, sessions or dancing any night of the week. Musicians and listeners of all skill levels will be welcome, so we hope to see you come enjoy a meal, a drink and a tune. Check out the Facebook page.

Meanwhile...lively traditional Irish sessions are led by local musicians at other venues.  
Check out the Calendar for more information about these and other Irish music events in the Baltimore area.  Note that J. Patrick's calendar will not be operational until further notice.

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Past Events

Workshops and Concerts we have hosted in the past:

  • Baltimore Banjo Showcase http://creativealliance.org/events/2013/baltimore-banjo-showcase-mike-munford-ken-brad-kolodner-peter-fitzgerald-w-specialSaturday, March 30, 2013 at 8pm: No other instrument is as hot as ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2013, 12:34 PM by Ellie Ferguson
  • Mid-winter Irish Music Benefit Concert Presented by: The Tanzanian Children’s Project January 27, 2013 4:00 - 7:30 PM Room 4 — Wilde Lake Interfaith Center 10431 Twin Rivers Road • Columbia, MD 21044 Ticket Price ...
    Posted Nov 12, 2013, 12:33 PM by Ellie Ferguson
  • Oct. 13, 2012: Irish Music at Stony Run Friends Meeting
    Posted Nov 12, 2013, 12:34 PM by Ellie Ferguson
  • Old Bay Ceili Band The Old Bay Ceili Band music and dance party at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore!Saturday, July 7 at 8pmAbout the band:The Old Bay Céilí Band plays traditional ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2012, 6:16 AM by Ellie Ferguson
  • October 7, 2011 - Masters of the Celtic Harp We were pleased to host a concert featuring Masters of the Celtic Harp: Gráinne Hambly & William Jackson.Gráinne comes from County Mayo in the west of Ireland, and is a ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2011, 12:53 PM by Ellie Ferguson
  • January 14, 2011 - Michael Cooney and Pat Egan in Concert Michael Cooney and Pat Egan in Concert J. Patrick's All-Stars was pleased to present an evening of traditional Irish music with two renowned musicians from County  Tipperary.  We ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2011, 8:41 AM by Ellie Ferguson
  • November 27, 2010 - Workshops with Jesse Smith Jesse Smith Taught Tunes From "The Ewe With The Crooked Horn."Fiddler Jesse Smith taught a day of Irish Traditional Music Workshops to musicians of all skill levels on all ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2012, 6:22 AM by Ellie Ferguson
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Andy Thurston and Peter Fitzgerald opened for Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn at a concert organized by J. Patrick's All-Stars in July, 2009.

Pat Egan and Michael "Piper" Cooney performed at a concert organized by J. Patrick's All-Stars in January, 2011.