There will never be another session like the "Rising of the Moon." But some of the musicians who kept Guinan's Irish Night alive for so many years are sharing there talents in other venues.
Jack McAndrew and Mike O'Hanlon, who plays accordian, are hosting a session on the first and third Sundays of each month at O'Malleys in the heart of downtown Mt. Kisco. (O’Malleys Pub 30 E. Main St, Mount Kisco, New York) It goes from 6-9PM.
On the alternative Sundays, he plays down in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx at a place called the "Rambling House". It's on Katonah Ave and 236th St, near the Woodlawn cemetery. That session starts at 7PM and it goes on usually till 11 or 12.
Candace Coates, the Highland Harper, writes that she's teamed up with Rita Mack to play in Wappingers Falls at Ciarnan's Pub on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 4:00pm until 7:00pm. Ciarnan's is located at 235 Myers Corners Road Wappingers Falls, New York. Their first session will be on the 17th of February. The phone number at the pub is (845) 297-2892.
Photo credit: Russ Cusick