Astoria, Music
Jan 30, 2017

Official Opening of Wolfhound Bar Features Irish Music Trad Week

New Irish bar The Wolfhound hails its official opening with Trad Week, featuring the best in traditional live Irish music and dance.

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Photo credit: The Wolfhound

Back in September we mentioned the soft opening of The Wolfhound, an Irish bar that joined the 30th Avenue strip that seems to be doing quite well. Their official opening starts this week and in honor of that they are hosting The Wolfhound Trad Week. More on that in a bit.

A little background: Wolfhound is located at 38-14 30th Avenue, in a space that seemed “cursed” as a drinking and eating establishment. For a number of years it was home to Holiday Luggage & Gifts, a shop that sold products like handbags, little gifts, and paper goods. It closed and later became Trakia, a short-lived Bulgarian restaurant that sold pizza and then a pirate-themed spot called Fishtales. Then came The Wolfhound, and from what we can tell, it may have very well broken the curse. They serve plenty of good drinks—no food, from what we can tell, but they do have a little Irish grocery on site.

Back to The Wolfhound Trad Week—Joe Byrne, one of the managing partners at the bar—sent us info on this week-long event, featuring live performances from local Irish bands and some of Ireland’s most renowned traditional musicians. Here are the details:

“To officially mark opening of The Wolfhound bar, we are proud to announce “The Wolfhound Trad Week”. Traditional Irish musicians, singers and dancers from across the globe will come together at The Wolfhound Irish Bar from Monday, January 30th until Sunday, February 5th. We would like to welcome one and all to come and enjoy with us.”

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Featured acts start include Siobahn Peoples, Kevin Crawford, Donnie Ryan, and The Thirsty Bandits. You can see the full lineup here.

Joe adds, “A particular highlight, which is not to be missed, is a ‘meet and greet’ with our special guest, Boru, Queens’ own real-life baby Wolfhound, taking place in the afternoon on Saturday, February 4.”

Sounds like a terrific way to spend a week’s evening. We hope you can mosey over to The Wolfhound for some excellent Irish music, and good drinks as well.

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About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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