Last Thursday evening, over 100 people danced the night away to the brilliant Rick Larrimore Rod Stewart Tribute Band band in a benefit event for the Irish International Immigrant Center.   The partnership between the IIIC and the Irish American Club started last year with an event to mark the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. This year, we decided to come together dance and music and reach out to the community in Malden and Medford. We had a great time.

We thank everyone who came to the event and supported the IIIC. Thanks to all at the Irish American Club, Malden, President Rick O’Sullivan, PJ Quinn and all the staff. You guys really know how to throw a great party. Many thanks to Janet and Peter Kelliher who helped coordinate the event and Danny O’Connor, Boston’s own boxing star, who came out with his lovely wife, Diane, to support the work of the IIIC and greet fans. Most especially, thanks to Ann Marie Cugno (IIIC’s Outreach & Coordination Coordinator) who did a wonderful job planning and running everything. Rick and his band were really great — check out and keep an eye on our website ( for details of future events.