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Shillelagh Happy Hour Double Feature! – 5/26

This Friday, 5/26, we’re kicking off the holiday weekend with a great double feature!:

1) Chris Skel, 6pm-8pm

The Shillelagh Club welcomes Chris Skel to play our (Un)Happy Hour celebration. The kitchen also opens at 6pm, so come on out for some good eats and some great music!

2) The Shillelagh Seisun, 8:30- 11:30pm.

Traditional Irish Music Seisun featuring some of the finest musicians in the area, including our very own Peter Ford! Proceeds to benefit the Irish Sports Expo.

To give you a taste, below is a video clip of a previous Shillelagh Seisun:

https://youtu.be/2GqpIf_SHgE

About Chris Skel:

For the last twenty years, Chris Skel has been the singer and guitarist for The Skels, New Jersey’s celtic-inspired pub rock band, that has taken Irish drinking songs to newer, faster and louder levels.  When The Skels are not playing, Chris keeps himself busy by doing solo acoustic shows or by playing shows with his group the The Coffin Ships. These projects see him playing original and cover material spanning many different genres including rock, country, folk and punk.

Shillelagh Happy Hour Friday – 5/12

This Friday evening the Club welcomes Scott Cumming and Anthony Fernandez of The Gutter Kings to play for our Happy Hour festivities from 6 til 8. Scott & Tony are a New Jersey based rock duo, specializing in the classic rock of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. They throw in some newer stuff too. Scott & Tony sing, and bring their own garage-y style to the songs they cover, whether it’s Beatles, Zeppelin, Motown, whatever… You’ll always have a good time at a Scott & Tony show!

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The kitchen will be open for business and the deck will be available for your Al fresco dining pleasure.
The Shillelagh Club is open to the public and all are welcome!

Shillelagh Happy Hour – 5/5

This Friday’s Shillelagh Happy Hour welcomes Wee Doggies, playing classic bluegrass, straight up and pretty, with great instrumental chops and sweet vocal harmonies.

Earl Karlsen – mandolin; Arnie Reisman – banjo; and West Orange’s own Jerry Fabris – upright bass.

The kitchen will be offering a great menu and terrific specials, and the deck will be open for outdoor dining. The music starts at 6 and will be followed by Team Trivia at 9. It’s free to play and there are some great prizes. The Shillelagh is open to the public and all are welcome. So come on out and enjoy a drink, a meal and some great music after work, and help support the Club! www.weedoggies.net

The special for this week is fusilli salmon with spinach artichokes in vodka sauce ..

 

Shillelagh Happy Hour – Friday 4/28/17

This Friday starting at 6pm, the club welcomes back West Orange’s own Malcolm Marsden to play at the Shillelagh Happy Hour gathering. Malcolm plays covers and original material, taking inspiration from a mixed bag of genres including folk ballads, country, pop, rockabilly, R&B and gospel roots music, which he blends into a distinctly 21st century American groove.

The kitchen and deck will also be open for business starting at 6pm, offering full menu, plus dinner special:  Combo Chicken & Shrimp Francaise over rice.

Friday Happy Hour – Joe Taino – 4/14/17

This Friday the Shillelagh Club welcomes the incredibly talented Joe Taino to play our Happy Hour celebration for the first time. Joe is a veteran guitarist and has been doing what he does for a long time. There are many great guitarists out there, but Joe has a “sound” that is uniquely his own. Joe says that he became interested in music after watching the Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night, when he was nine years old and growing up in Puerto Rico. He got his first guitar when he was eleven and says that he started learning “everything he could get this hands on.” His early influences were the Beatles, Elvis, The Monkeys, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Santana, to name a few.

“I got hooked on the Blues, after hearing Eric Clapton’s Sleepy Time and Sitting on Top of the World,” Joe says, “and from that point on I did nothing but play records and listen to English speaking stations where they played rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues by artists like B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Etta James, T-Bone Walker and Taj Mahal.”

By the early 1980s Joe was doing well enough to open shows for artists like, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, John Myall, Robin Trower, and Ruth Brown. Joe has frequently toured Europe, Japan, Brazil and the Caribbean, and can be seen at the best Blues Clubs as well as the major Blues Festivals. Joe has also recorded for many commercials including Dial Soap, 7-UP and Schafer Beer. Joe now plays continuously in the tri-state area and is currently promoting his new CD, “Incognito”, which he has recently released.

Joe Taino

Shillelagh Happy Hour with an Entertainment Double Header! 3/31/17

This Friday, March 31st starting at 6pm, we will be offering a special live music double feature edition of our weekly Happy Hour.  The kitchen also opens at 6pm with regular menu, plus weekly dinner special: ‘Seafood Combo’. 

Here’s the entertainment rundown:

6pm – The Dangerous Gentlemen

The Dangerous Gentlemen are a super talented blues combo who will be back at the Shillelagh this Friday to perform their own brand of rockin’, jumpin’, shufflin’ and strollin’ blues for our happy hour celebration.  The have played the club a few times over the past several months and have never disappointed!

9pm –  The Will O’Connor Live Acoustic Show

Those who joined us for our St Patrick’s Day Celebration a couple weeks ago got a chance to see Will and the crew put on quite a great show.  Now the band is coming back this Friday, to see if they can top it!

As always, the Shillelagh Club is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. All are welcome – come on up! 

Happy Hour & Team Trivia This Friday 3/24

This Friday we return to our usual weekly schedule of live music and great food.  Starting at 6pm, we’ll have some great live entertainment featuring Ed Tripold, a singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitar player. His major influences are James Taylor, The Eagles, The Beatles, Van Morrison, Jimmy Buffet, and many others. He perform many standard “covers” and keeps up with some newer artists too. Ed adds music and life to a gathering while maintaining a volume level that allows people to converse.

The kitchen will be open, serving our regular menu plus weekly special: chicken giambotta with sausage, peppers, onions, and potatoes in a light tomato sauce.

Team Trivia starts at 9pm, and is always free to play. The Shillelagh Club is open to the public and all are welcome!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Shillelagh Club this Friday – March 17th at 5pm

What better way to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than at the Shillelagh Club with friends and family?

Starting at 5pm this Friday, we’re serving a full corned beef and cabbage dinner, paired with a special evening of Irish music provided by The Will O’Connor Live Acoustic Show. It’s a long-standing tradition and a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Not to fear, we will also be serving chicken fingers, hot dogs, fries, etc., for those among us who have grown tired of corned beef!

Also, please note: the band is going to be playing well beyond the dinner hour, so latecomers should plan to come up and join our celebration in progress as it carries into the evening.

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O’Hara Association – Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh – Cocktail Party – Friday, March 3rd

 

Please join us for our annual Cocktail Party and reception to celebrate and pay tribute to the 2017 west orange St. Patrick’s day parade honorees
Friday, March 3rd, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. at the Shillelagh Club, 648 Prospect Avenue, West Orange

Come out and show your support for family and friends:
Grand Marshal Kevin Kinney
Deputy Grand Marshals: Marian Reilly Cardace, Gwen Glazier, Robert Hoehn

All are welcome and will be able to enjoy an open bar, entertainment and food.
Admission at the door is $20.00 per person.
We look forward to seeing you there.

O’Hara Shillelagh Party Flyer 2017