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GreenLight: Embassy of Ireland, USA Region

GreenLight: Embassy of Ireland, USA Region

As featured in the DFA/Culture Ireland GreenLight Bulletin, find below a selection of Irish cultural events taking place in Washington DC and the states of: Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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Dec 3: Play Reading – Off The Books by Leo McGann

How far will people go when the only way to get by is to get ahead? Padraig is a bartender in New York City and a man of principle, until he comes face to face with corruption. He has to make a decision: break the rules to secure his life in the states, or lose everything. In Leo McGann's unflinching new play, Padraig realizes too late the insatiable greed of an ailing society.

Dec 10: IN-DC Goes to the Theatre: “An Irish Carol” at Keegan 2023               

Written by Keegan company member Matthew Keenan, An Irish Carol first premiered at The Keegan in 2011 to sold out houses and rave reviews, and it has been a Keegan (and now IN-DC!) tradition ever since.

Dec 16: MALINDA – It’s All True Tour

MALINDA welcomes us to the world of her debut full-length album It’s All True. Where the joy and tragedy, fear and empowerment, anger and forgiveness are all held in the same space, embracing the dualities and ups and downs of life. MALINDA adds her signature Irish flare with whistle and fiddle, incorporating history and tradition into how we process our current circumstances.

Dec 19: IN-DC Very Merry Holiday Celebration

Join IN-DC for their Very Merry Holiday Celebration, taking place on Tuesday, December 19th at The Hamilton in downtown DC. It's a wonderful occasion where they come together with their incredible members and friends and celebrate their support throughout the year.

Feb 2: Foy Vance with special guest Bonnie Bishop

Since the release of his debut album, Hope (2007), Foy Vance has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his unique blend of folk, blues, and alternative rock. Vance's Wolf Trap debut marks the 10th anniversary of his sophomore LP, Joy of Nothing (2013), which includes fan favorites "Guiding Light" (feat. Ed Sheeran), "You and I" (feat. Bonnie Raitt), and more.

Feb 2: Dara Ó’Briain: So… Where Were We?

After 150+ sell-out shows across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the Irish superstar stand-up DARA O BRIAIN brings his award-winning tour to the US.

Feb 29 – Mar 3: 18th Capital Irish Film Festival

Solas Nua’s annual Capital Irish Film Festival in Washington, D.C., presents one of the largest programs of Irish cinema in North America, showcasing the latest Irish dramatic and documentary features, shorts, art films, and animation releases by Irish and Ireland-based filmmakers.



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