Celebrating Irish culture at a trad session in that Irish pub, Ceol, in Reno, Nevada.

More than two and a half million people come to Ireland every year from the United States alone to see for themselves where their ancestors are from. They visit their family homesteads, see the tourist attractions, witness how really green Ireland is and take home much more than Claddagh rings as souvenirs. They take home memories and strengthened ties to their heritage.  

Irish culture is strong in Boston, New York, Chicago, and Nevada. There are Irish heritage groups like the Sons and Daughters of Erin and the Ancient Order of Hibernians, there are Irish pubs from the Black Rose, in Boston, to Molly’s, in New York, and even the Chieftain, in San Francisco.

A typical Tuesday night session at Ceol's in Reno

A typical Tuesday night session at Ceol's in Reno

Irish music is everywhere. In Reno, Nevada Ceol’s hosts traditional sessions every Tuesday night.

Members of Reno band, 3-17 opening for the Young Dubliners

Members of Reno band, 3-17 opening for the Young Dubliners

Local musicians, including a group in Reno, called 3-17 is made up of Irish musicians, Irish Americans and those who just love Irish music. And they always draw a crowd.

There is always a draw for the Irish to stop by. The Young Dubliners, known for their hard rock edge were in Reno, recently, as part of a national tour. They say they are interested in playing wherever they find true fans. And even in little Reno, Nevada, they see strong support for their Irish art.

The Young Dubliners in action in Reno

The Young Dubliners in action in Reno

You can hear the traditional sessions at Ceol, in Reno and the Young Dubliners on their recent Tour and 3-17 in Episode 36 of Erin’s Isle.

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The Young Dubliners on a recent world tour. ErinMeehanBreen.com