Traditional Irish Music Classes 1

Tin Whistle classes for beginners are held every Tuesday from 5 to 6 pm. The whistle for the class is a “D” whistle, which is available at a number of locations on the Cape, as well as from the instructor.

The multi-instrument class for intermediate or experienced players is also held every Tuesday from 7 to 8 pm. This class is suitable for anyone who can play an instrument and wish to learn how to play traditional Irish tunes. Class members have the opportunity to play in a monthly session at the Club.

Classes are $10 a week and you need not be a member of the SOE to join the music classes. For more information on the music and dance classes, please contact Sean Murphy at 1-508-790-0438.

Videos 5

Enjoy some videos of previous events.
You can also subscribe to our youtube channel: Sons of Erin Cape Cod.

1916 Easter Rising Commemoration (more to come!)

St. Patrick’s Day 2016

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Newsletters containing the latest Club news and activities are available to Club members via email. Hard copies are available at the Club.  Please use the pull down menu above to view the most recent Newsletters.

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Payments and Donations 1

If you would like to make a donation to the Sons of Erin Cape Cod, please do so by selecting and clicking the buttons below. ***Please note that Donations are not tax-deductible.

Membership Renewal – One Year = $65
Credit Card Payments via the website include service fees.

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  • Full Member – $65.00 per year plus a one-time initiation fee of $75. Full voting member.
  • Associate Member – $65.00 per year plus a one-time initiation fee of $75. Open to any Non-Irish spouse of a fully paid member. No  voting rights.
  • Lifetime Member – $1,000 payable in 4 installments or all at once.  Full voting member and special recognition at Club.

Click here for a Membership Application.

Click here for a Membership Renewal Application.

Membership renews each July and can be paid for by visiting the  Payments & Donations portion of the website.  A $25 late fee will be charged for any renewal received after August 1st.

On August 1st, all non-renewed member key cards will be turned off and member chips will be removed from the drum. To turn your key card back on and to have a chip placed back in the drum will cost you an additional $25.00 bringing the total cost to renew to $90.00, (or $92.95 on PayPal) after August 1st so let’s make it a point to renew before then.

***Please note that Memberships/Donations are not tax deductible.

All members are required to renew their dues by July 1st of each year. The cost of renewal is $65.00 this year and may be paid:

  • In cash at the club
    (make sure to get a receipt as this will be your only proof of payment)
  • By check at the club
  • Check by mail
    PO Box 403 South Yarmouth, MA 02664
  • Or on the Club's website (this page) by PayPal - see right column.

With the exception of PayPal transactions, all renewals should be accompanied with a completed Membership Renewal Application ( Click here ) that can be picked up at the club or downloaded here from the Club's website under the Membership Tab.

 

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History of Sons of Erin Cape Cod 

The original idea for the Sons of Erin Cape Cod (SOECC) developed during a conversation among three friends in 2004.  John Kane and Mike and Carol Shea were at a picnic in Westfield, just before the She has retired to the Cape. It was decided that they’d “test the waters” so to speak … to see what interest there might be in an Irish club there.

Flyers were printed and distributed – and when enough people responded, a meeting was scheduled at the Irish Village (thanks to the generosity of owner, Jack Hynes) on November 20, 2004.  It was there that the Sheas were reunited with “Big Mike” Nicklaw, John’s nephew who had recently returned from living in Ireland. Big Mike had traveled with “Uncle Jackie” and Mike Shea throughout Ireland with the Sons of Erin in Westfield and had worked in Dublin for a few years. He also had a dream of opening an Irish Club on the Cape.

About 35 – 40 people attended the first meeting and 5 or 6 brave and hardy souls came forward to specifically offer help. Thus, the “Core Committee” was formed.


We all agreed that, if we were to be successful, we would need a “home of our own” … and so the search began. The committee looked at everything and anything available during the winter of 2004… and finally, in the spring of 2005, found “our” place. The old “Cousins” was to be our first home and we signed a two year lease.  The entire spring and summer was spent cleaning, painting, repairing and more cleaning, until the club sparkled. On Labor Day weekend, we were finally granted our license, and so the journey began.

In October 2006 we began taking donations and hosting fundraisers in an effort to buy a place as opposed to renting.  The Building Fund was created and with it a Building Search Committee was formed.  Members of the Committee worked tirelessly with local realtors and land owners for nearly a year before we found a property that was within our budget and met our needs.  The old Black Rock Grille just up the road looked to be a good fit and had the feel of an authentic Irish pub from the moment you walked through the door.  And so the wheels were in motion and negotiations began as donations and new memberships continued to increase.  A purchase and sales agreement was signed in the winter of 2008 and the deal was closed in May.  During this time the Membership rallied and volunteers came from every direction to transform the building.  On Wednesday, June 11, 2008 we opened the doors to our new Club.  It was a momentous and emotional occasion as we said goodbye to our first home and christened the new.

Today we have over 1,600 paid members. We are heartened with the response to the dream, and will work continually towards our goal of enriching our heritage and learning more about Ireland and its history. We strive to provide a safe and friendly place for members to meet others, and to hopefully become involved in club activities.

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Be sure to check our Calendar of Events page as well as the bulletin boards at the Club updated information on scheduled entertainment.

SOECC Scholarships 4

Eligibility: All applicants must be the child, step-child, grandchild or step-grandchild of an active member of the SOECC. Applicants must be attending or be going to attend a 2 or 4 year college or 4 year university or some secondary work/study program that is comparable. Applications are available on the website and at the Club.

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Check Home page for Upcoming Events and Ongoing Events, and be sure to check our Calendar of Events page as well as the bulletin boards at the Club updated information on scheduled entertainment.

Club Member Spotlight 6

Each month we spotlight a Club member.

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Elections take place each year on the day of the regular July membership meeting. Club members may vote between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm on that day, by showing their membership card and completing a secret ballot. All members are encouraged to take part in the election to make sure that SOECC remains a successful enterprise.

Upcoming Events 4

Watch the website calendar and upcoming newsletters for updated information on these events.

Club Merchandise 2

Club Gear is in the case by the front door. Come in, pay and pick up!

If we don’t have your size, color or clothing you’re looking for orders can also be placed with Katie Fitzsimmons by leaving a note at the Club or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2018 Colleen Scholarships 5

The Sons of Erin and the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade Committee award annual scholarships to local female high school seniors of Irish descent. The Colleen winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, and each of the three runners-up will receive a $500 scholarship. Here are the 2018 finalists. The winner will be announced at the Grand Marshall's Dinner the evening befro the parade. 

2019 Ireland History & Culture Tour 7

Meet and Greet Saturday February 16th at Sons of Erin
Travel Ireland 01musicians 3 sheep etching history

with Sean Murphy

Visit Ireland and all its glory. Not only will you enjoy the gorgeous scenery, iconic landmarks, engage with the locals, but gain an educational perspective regarding a history that has lasted through the centuries and has touched the world.