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Friday, October 19th, 2018

One Table Cafe - 6:30 pm
Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
609-216-7770 (RSVP by Oct 17)
Price: Donation

Listen to originals by Frances Catherine Ihling and guitarist Harry Reilly with fiddler Amy Zakar and drummer David Ross over a delicious community dinner catered by Mediterra restaurant. All proceeds benefit hunger causes including Mercer Street Friends, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, Bread for the World and Episcopal Relief & Development. Please RSVP by Wednesday October 17, 2018 by calling 609-216-7770.

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

Build A Scarecrow Halloween Festival
Lullabies and Other Happy Songs - 1:30 pm
Weeden Park, 17 Phillips Avenue
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Price: Free

Build a scarecrow in Weeden Park and listen to the music of the Beagles (from noon to 1:30) followed by Frances and band mate Harry Reilly performing upbeat lullabies and more at 1:30 in Weeden Park, Lawrenceville, NJ.


Friday, October 6th, 2017

1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Singer songwriter concert - Frances Catherine Ihling & Union County Band - 8 pm
101 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ
Price: $20

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Janis Joplin Musical Tribute with the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative - 7 pm
Princeton Public Library, Community Room
Princeton, NJ 08542
Price: free

Singers and musicians from the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative perform versions of the songs of rock legend Janis Joplin and the artists who influenced her, including Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Odetta and Aretha Franklin. Presented in anticipation of McCarter Theatre Center’s Oct. 14-29 production of “A Night with Janis Joplin.” Community Room.

Co-sponsored by the library, the Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative and McCarter Theatre Center.

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

A Million Stars: Upbeat Lullabies and Songs - performance time TBA
31 Titus Mill Road
Pennington, NJ
Price: $20 per car for festival entrance fee

A lullaby concert featuring Frances and Union County band playing upbeat versions of lullabies and other fun songs.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Frances Catherine Ihling & Union County - 8 pm
101 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ
Price: $20

Frances will perform with entire Union County band -- dobro, fiddle, bass, guitar and percussion in 1867's beautiful space with fantastic acoustics.

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Lawrence Summer Music Series
Frances Catherine & Union County (quartet for this show) - 5:30 to 7:30
Eldridge Park
Lawrence, New Jersey 08648
Price: Free

Frances Catherine playing with 3 members of Union County for a stripped down concert of vocals, guitar, bass, and percussion.

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Frances Catherine Ihling and Union County Band - 6:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, New Jersey 08542
Price: Free

Outdoor show in Hinds Plaza courthard next to the Princeton Public Library. Rain location is the Community Room in the library. 


Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Mother Nature Festival
Frances Catherine Ihling and Union County Band - Noon and 3:30
Lawrence Nature Center, 481 Drexel Ave
Lawrence, New Jersey 08648
Price: Free
I will be playing upbeat (yes, upbeat!) lullaby concerts with my Union County band tomorrow at the Mother Nature Festival at the Lawrence Nature Center at 12:30 and 3 pm. Also playing will be Miss Amy, a GRAMMY Nominated Artist, Musician, and Fitness Pro who will rock and roll with the kids at this year’s Festival.
The festival will also feature a wildlife animal show by the Eyes of the Wild and the dynamic duo, The Grand Falloons from Brooklyn, NY, who teach kids about recycling and the environment. And kids will be learning how electricity is made by solar panels by none other than SolarMan from Advance Solar Products.
Hope we will see you there!
Rain or Shine, Free Admission, Lawrence Nature Center, 481 Drexel Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648



Saturday, December 31st, 2016

TBD sometime b/w 7 and midnight, event fireworks at 9 pm
Morristown, Main Street
Morristown, NJ
Price: $20 (tickets on sale as of early October)

About First Night Morris 2017

This New Year’s Eve, First Night Morris will feature over 200 artists and 80 performances in 24 venues, all within walking distance of the historic Morristown Green.  It is a true celebration of arts and culture that can be enjoyed by people of all ages in a family-friendly, alcohol-free environment.  Two fireworks displays – at 9:15 and midnight –light up the night for thousands of attendees.  There is even free shuttle service all evening.  Featured performances include everything from classic rock, bluegrass, jazz, and even live reptiles! A unique and wondrous experience for all ages and tastes!

A non-profit 501 (c)3 organization, First Night Morris County offers access to world-class performances for an affordable $20 early-bird ticket price; children 4 and under are admitted free!

An additional two hours of children’s programs will begin at 4:45 PM and continue throughout the evening until 10 PM.  A First Night MC will keep the music, fun, and games going on the Green from 7:00 to midnight.  Information kiosks, and a Community Expo, will add to what is sure to be a fresh and exciting First Night 2017 experience.


Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

George Street Co-op
Frances Catherine Ihling - acoustic set - 7 pm
89 Morris Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 247-8280
Price: Free

If the modern country/folk sound of Alison Krauss and James Taylor is your taste, don’t miss the haunting, clear, pure voice of rising talent, Frances Catherine Ihling,accompanied by Harry Reilly on acoustic guitar, Dan Mulvey on upright bass, and percussionist, David Ross. The band will perform an hour long set comprised of original material and covers at the George Street Co-op on Wednesday December 28th at 7 pm.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

noon to 12:45 (opening act for main band)
1062 Cherry Hill Rd
Princeton, NJ 08540
Price: free

Friday, April 29th, 2016

8 pm
101 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ
Price: $20 General admission, $15 for Friends of the 1867 sanctuary (membership), $5 for school students and for college students with ID

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

House Party
7 pm Potluck Dinner Party (optional), 8 pm Music
Princeton, NJ 08540
Price: Free

This performance is being hosted in a private residence in Princeton, NJ. 

The host has graciously created a wonderful performance space where an optional potluck dinner party will be held at 7 pm, followed by music at 8 pm.  This will be a laid-back, super fun time and all are welcome!

Please contact for address and directions.

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

2 pm
89 Morris Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 247-8280
Price: Free