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They are celebrating the 90th Birthday of Sean MacMahon with a celebration of Irish Music today at the Trent River Coffee Company located on Craven Street in New Bern. Here are all of the details from the event page:

Sean MacMahon 90th Birthday Irish Music Session and Ceilidh

Sunday afternoon August 21, there will be a special event to celebrate the 90th birthday of a distinguished New Bernian Hibernian. Local button-accordionist Sean MacMahon was born in Navan, County Meath, Ireland, in August 1926. He moved to this country in 1948, working, living, and performing in New York and New Jersey. Since retiring and moving to River Bend in New Bern, Sean has been a mainstay of Irish traditional music in eastern North Carolina.

To celebrate Sean MacMahon’s 90th birthday, there will be a session of Irish traditional music at Trent River Coffee Company, Sunday afternoon August 21. The music will get started around 2:00 pm, and continue until TRCC closes at 5:00. The repertoire includes Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes, and songs. Audience members are welcome to sing along and sit in, or just sit back and enjoy the music.

Trent River Coffee Company is at 208 Craven Street in New Bern. There is no admission charge, and this celebration of Sean MacMahon’s birthday is open to everyone. Coffee, tea, ice cream, Italian sodas, and pastry will be available for purchase. Call 252-514-2030 for more information.


If you missed mass this weekend, if you did not get your fill of the gospel from service this morning, if you still wish to be moved then you should know that the Daysprings Christian Center located at 1246 Pollock St, New Bern, NC is offer a FREE Gospel Concert today at 3 pm. This event features the music of the Moye Ensemble based out of Washington, DC and touring through our neighborhood tonight only. Get lifted in song and celebrate the Lord today only!



John Van Dyke will be live on the Deck at The DoubleTree by Hilton located on South Front Street in New Bern. He will be live entertaining the dinner crowd from 5-9 pm tonight with all of his talented friends. This is a great retreat for fun live music and dinner or just drinks on the deck.

Around the Region:

New Bern’s own soulful singer, Backseat Romeo will be playing live on the deck at Queen Anne’s Revenge tonight from 6-9 pm . This soothing six string operator is wonder accompaniment with dinner or just drinks on the deck, should you find yourself in the area of this beautiful water front. QAR is located at 510 Front St., Beaufort, NC.


The fun time Raleigh party band Trophy Husbands are playing on the community stage in Swansboro tonight from 6:30-8:30 pm. Swansboro is a great little town to walk about and grab a bite, why not make it tonight and catch some free live music too!


Denver Dixon  from the band Old South Redemption will be jamming with band mate Matt Starling  live today at The Tackle Box  located on the circle in Atlantic Beach, NC. They will start jamming about 4 pm and keep the grooves going until 8 pm.


Also taking place about 4 pm only over in Jacksonville, NC; at the Outpost Saloon, located at 3038 Richlands Highway in Jacksonville, NC. Come on out and support this singin’ six string slinger and enjoy the afternoon making memories with friends and good music.


For all of you rockers out around Raleigh, the final show I have to tell you about is taking place at Scooters Bar & Grill located at 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh. Fair Warning will be bringing their ultimate Van Halen Tribute to the people at this great place to catch a live show and good bite to eat. This is a great biker bar and the service awesome!

Well my good groovers, those are the options I found for you today. I sure hope you can get out and dance. I will be back tomorrow with a few CD reviews and some club  and band news. Thanks for reading. Remember you can be a part of the zone by sending me your dates and events. My email address is:


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