Annual Irish Evening of Music and Poetry
- Location: Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center
- Address: 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Horowitz Center 200, Columbia, MD 21044-3110
- Dates: February 8, 2019
- Phone: (443) 518-4568
- Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
- Price: $40.00, with a special two for one discount through ]anuary 15, 2019
HoCoPoLitSo’s annual Irish celebration will feature a reading by Vona Groarke, a concert of traditional Irish music by the Hedge Band and step dancing by members of the Teelin School. Noted as "brilliant and original" by the Irish Times, Groarke writes haunting and candidly sensual poems and was the recipient of the 2017 Hennessy Hall of Fame Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Hedge Band features Laura Byrne on flute, NEA National Heritage Fellowship winner Billy McComiskey on accordion, Donna Long on piano, and Jim Eagan on fiddle. Beer, cocktails, Irish coffee, book sales and signing round out the night.