From the Bar to Castlebar

Our friend, Jessica Farra, has earned a chance to complete at the 2016 CRN Irish Dancing Championship in Castlebar, Ireland. This accomplishment is the culmination of years of dedication to her craft and a chance to compete at the highest level. Jessica is an ardent patron of local music, arts and businesses. We in the community wanted to repay her support by helping defray some of the costs for this amazing opportunity. 

On Sunday, May 15th, The Trolley Stop has graciously agreed to host a benefit for Jessica. There will be music from Trey Stone & The Ringers and Great Northern String Band, as well as dancing by Jessica. The night will end with an all-star jam. The event starts at 5, and is family-friendly until 9:30. 

A number of local businesses and organizations have donated prizes including: 
- Trolley Stop (
- The Barrel House (
- Winans Chocolate (
- Miami Valley Music Fest (
- South Park Tavern (
- The Black Box Improv Theatre (
- Father Son & Friends (
- Dayton Art Institute (
- Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra (
- Local Dayton Visual Artists
- Local Dayton Musicians
- McGovern Ceili Dancers (
- Dayton Art Institute - (

There will be raffle for gift baskets and prizes from these organizations. Raffle will be drawn after Great Northern String Band's set - you do not have to be present to win.

Official FB Event page here -

c. 2016 Great Northern String Band