An Beal Bocht Cafe is the premiere venue showcasing both Irish and local music, poetry, comedy, theatre and art exhibits.  Our friendly staff serves a hearty menu and tasty drinks to make sure you enjoy your time at our cafe.

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Live Music Schedule

This Week: August 19 - August 25

Tuesday

6pm: ABB Softball vs. Kellys @VCP

9pm: the Bronx’s Best & Longest Running Open Mic Night hosted by Eric Sullivan

Wednesday

8pm: Rough Draughts

Thursday

9pm: Pete Margolis

Friday

9pm: Niall Connelly

 

Saturday

11am: Improv Class with Aaron & Mike

6pm: John Pinamonti Solo

9pm: Bill Carney’s Jug Addicts

 

Sunday

4pm: Irish Trad Session feat. John Redmond & Sean Tierney

8pm: Singer Songwriter Sessions feat. Fausto Bozza w/Paul Bauman

Next Week: August 26 - September 1

Tuesday

9pm: the Bronx’s Best & Longest Running Open Mic Night hosted by Eric Sullivan

Thursday

9pm: New Moon Acoustic Blues Band

Friday

6pm: Mary Courtney

9pm: Allen Gogarty

 

Saturday

11am: Improv Class with Aaron & Mike

9pm: Bombay Rickey

 

Sunday

4pm: Irish Trad Session feat. John Redmond & Sean Tierney

Artist of the Month > August

Diana McShane

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Diana McShane lives in The Bronx, and her exhibition displays her work with acrylic pours. Having been raised outside of Boston, Diana attended Fordham University and has spent the vast majority of the last decade living in the borough. She took painting and ceramic classes in school and has always had a deep appreciation for the creative world.


A longtime lover of art, Diana dove back into pursuing art as a hobby when she and her husband were planning their wedding. She decided to hand sculpt and paint all the table numbers in the Mexican Talavera tile style using bake-at-home clay and acrylic paint. After the wedding, the couple’s roommate moved out and Diana was able to realize her dream of turning their second bedroom into an art studio.


Her work is inspired by music, nature, and the universe, all of which can be seen in this show. The McShanes love to travel the world and enjoy live musical performances by many psychedelic rock bands, and that combination had sparked Diana’s love of bold, colorful, abstract art. She is grateful for the opportunity to share her passion and vision with the community and looks forward to continuing her painting journey.

 

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An Beal Bocht Cafe Presents:

Bombay Rickey

Praised as “a true treat for the adventurous ear” (TimeOut NY), Bombay Rickey is a five-piece band with a unique sound evocative of 1960s movie soundscapes. The group plays both covers and original music that borrow equally from the worlds of surf rock, cumbia, spaghetti-Western, and Bollywood, balanced out with soaring operatic vocals.

Since its inception in 2012, Bombay Rickey has become a fixture at Brooklyn mainstay Barbés, as well as having played live on WFMU, opened up for Cambodian psychedelic band Dengue Fever, and having been featured in an ad for Citibank. Bombay Rickey’s debut album, Cinefonia, was named best debut of 2014 by New York Music Daily and received the Vox Pop Award for Best Eclectic Album from the International Music Awards. Most recently, Bombay Rickey was invited to create an opera cabaret based on the life of Yma Sumac for the prestigious PROTOTYPE Festival in New York City. The show ran for seven sold-out performances and was hailed as a “rocking musical show” by the Wall Street Journal.

The band features Kamala Sankaram: vocals, accordion; Drew Fleming: guitar, vocals; and Jeff Hudgins: alto saxophone, vocals; with Gil Smuskowitz: upright bass; and Brian Adler: percussion. All longtime NY musicians, the five members of Bombay Rickey have done previous work with John Zorn, Anthony Braxton, Chicha Libre, and Alarm Will Sound, to name a few.


An Beal Bocht Cafe in the News:

Riverdale Press - Turning a Mess into Art

Riverdale Press - Former Photojournalist Finds the Art in Politics

the Irish Echo - It’s Panto Time!

Riverdale Press - the Faces of An Beal Bocht

Irish Central - Jo Kinsella Will Star in Bronx Crehan’s New Short Play at An Beal Bocht

Irish Echo - Courtney Celebrates Rebel’s Struggle

the Quadrangle - An Beal Bocht Cafe Fosters Local Community of Arts

Broadway World Music- Five Boroughs Music Festival Opens 2018 - 19 Season with Performance by Fire & Grace

Riverdale Press - Comedy Show Brings the Funny Back to An Beal Bocht

Riverdale Press - Tapping Into Today's Ethical Dilemmas - Over a Drink