Big City Folk Song Club

Niall Connolly's free NYC concert series


FREE (reservations strongly encouraged)

Fri, Dec 16, 2022




Friday, October 14, 7–10pm
Apollo Flowerchild

Friday, November 11, 7–10pm
Caitlin Marie Bell

Friday, December 16, 7–10pm
EW Harris

More tickets for our December event have opened up! Please note that seating in our café is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Big City Folk Song Club presents the best of local, national and international songwriting. Hosted by critically acclaimed Irish songwriter Niall Connolly, Big City Folk Song Club is "a safe space for new songs" and one of the best places in NYC to hear new music. Now in its 15th year, past performers include Lana Del Rey, Anais Mitchell, Lucius, Mundy, Mick Flannery, Susan O' Neill, and hundreds more. 

Big City Folk is proud to partner with Irish Arts Center in presenting a new series of monthly events at the Café at IAC. Each event will feature several acts performing a few songs each, and a featured artist who will play a 30 minute set. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. Guests are invited to make a donation to the featured act.

Come on down and hear your new favorite song.


Lineup is subject to change.

Interested in performing? Please email a streaming link to your music to:

Facebook: @bigcityfolkcollective
Twitter: @bigcityfolk

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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