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Live Music

Join us every week for a pint, some great food, and live music in the pub on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, plus Sunday mornings during our Celtic Brunch.  Enjoy traditional Celtic music and a blend of contemporary acoustic music from very talented musicians — including Regina Sayles, Piper’s Request, The Rogue Dipomats, Richardson and Purcell…and many, many more.

We have been coming to McCarthy’s Red Stag since the very start of the bar. From breakfast to after dinner drinks, we always enjoy our time. Whenever family comes into town we bring them for a good meal and great live music. The wings are fantastic! Pair them with any of the whiskeys. It makes for a perfect night.

Andrew and Stephanie Schuyler

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September 2018

Jimmy Farrell

Singer Jimmy Farrell

Live Irish music with Jimmy Farrell at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub.  Jimmy has been singing and playing Guitar for 40 years He has played all kinds of music, but Irish Folk Music is where he is the most comfortable.  His influences over the years range from Johnny Cash, the Clancy Brothers. Tommy Makem, Merle Haggard, the Dubliners, Seamus Kennedy and Willie Lynch  to so many others. Along with the songs are always stories and laughter!

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Seamus Kelleher

Seamus Kelleher was born in Galway city in 1954. The youngest of five children, he studied piano at age nine and continued to do so until he picked up the guitar at age fourteen. Within a few weeks, Seamus knew what he would be doing for the rest of his life. By age 15, he was performing acoustic concerts at venues all over Galway. By 16 he joined a rock group called Spoonful where he switched from acoustic to electric…

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Celtic Brunch Featuring Piper’s Request

Piper's Request is a band grounded in the roots of traditional Irish music, with tune sets forged in hundreds of pub sessions and the straight ahead songs of life, love, sorrow, laughter and, of course, whiskey, made famous by the Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, the Dubliner's and so many others. The band features Terry Hartzell on the uilleann pipes, flutes, and whistles; Fred Gilmartin on the banjo, mandolin, and fiddle; Rick Weaver on guitar, banjo, and octave mandolin; and vocals…

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October 2018

First Thursday’s w/Dina Hall

October 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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First Thursday of Every Month
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Join us the first Thursday of every month for the live music of Dina Hall!  Every first Thursday from 8pm-10pm at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub in historic downtown Bethlehem!

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Jimmy Farrell

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Live Irish music with Jimmy Farrell at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub.  Jimmy has been singing and playing Guitar for 40 years He has played all kinds of music, but Irish Folk Music is where he is the most comfortable.  His influences over the years range from Johnny Cash, the Clancy Brothers. Tommy Makem, Merle Haggard, the Dubliners, Seamus Kennedy and Willie Lynch  to so many others. Along with the songs are always stories and laughter!

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Ed McKendry

Come join us for live music with Ed McKendry at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub. Ed is a singer-songwriter who has entertained in the Lehigh Valley for over 20 years. His music features strong vocals, tasteful acoustic guitar and a song list of vintage classics and fresh originals. He has appeared locally at Musikfest, Arts Quest, Godfrey Daniels, Mayfair, WDIY and more. With Ed’s music you’ll definitely hear something you know and like.

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The King Brothers

Join McCarthy’s as the pair expertly performs some of the “brother” style duets of the bluegrass world, and the drives and tight vocal harmonies of traditional Irish folk songs. Instrumentally, the duet expertly performs in various combinations on guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, and tenor banjo. Their musical interplay at times hauntingly spare and beautiful, such as on an Irish ballad, and at other times a powerful drive of cascading notes that can bring down the house. Seen on festival…

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Tim Harakal

Tim Harakal’s self-taught hands are at one with the guitar strings, they have become an extension of his heart, soul, and spirit. Influenced by his favorite band Metallica, his music morphed into an acoustic art form with a pop-rock edge. He’s written and recorded 40+ songs during his college years, many times in lieu of going to class. He dropped out of his biology major with one semester to finish and began playing coffee shops, cafes, opera houses, pubs etc.…

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Belfast Connection

Belfast Connection is a three-piece band featuring Frank Reed on vocals, bass and guitar, Rich Dodson on Fiddle, Banjo and Vocals, and Damian Larkin on vocals, bodhran and guitar. They infuse each performance with energy as they tell the story of Ireland and her people, performing a wide collection of well known Irish Pub songs, tunes, and ballads that invite you to dance and sing along!

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Celtic Brunch Featuring John & Steve

John and Steve

Come join us at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub for our weekly Sunday brunch featuring the Irish tunes of Steve and John!  Clap your hands! Tap your foot!  Enjoy a fresh Guinness and some traditional Irish food!

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