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Friday, July 21, 2017

Wix Tix to Mary Black Concert on July 29 at Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is offering a pair of tickets to see Irish singer Mary Black in  concert at the Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Enter to win here, or you can purchase tickets to the concert online.

Long regarded as one of the best Irish vocalists of her generation, Black brings a thorough command of traditional music with a contemporary flair that makes her sound unique.

The Cabot Theatre at 286 Cabot Street in Beverly is one of the premier concert venues in greater Boston.  Formerly a beloved vaudeville theater from the 1920s, it was refurbished in recent years to become a sought-after venue for performers of Mary Black's caliber.

Here is a schedule of upcoming events at The Cabot.

For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts, visit

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Irish Cultural Centre Presents Summer Workshops for Children, July 17-21

The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton is gearing up for its week-long summer workshops for children the week of July 17, 2017.

The workshops include Irish sports, music, puppetry & theater, dance and Irish language, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) and a virtual tour of Ireland through movies and the internet.  Cost of the workshops range from $40 to $80.

Sited on a 46 acre campus just south of Boston, the Irish Cultural Centre is a year round facility that celebrates Irish culture, sports, heritage, literature and learning in America.  As one of the largest Irish facilities in New England, the ICC is a welcoming place for residents and visitors alike.

Here is the ICC's schedule of upcoming activities this summer.

For year round details of Irish activities throughout Massachusetts and New England, visit

Monday, July 10, 2017

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is Named Event of the Week in Massachusetts

The 24th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival has been named event of the week by the Boston Irish Tourism Association.

The festival takes place on Saturday, July 15, at Look Park in Florence, Massachusetts and features a full day of Scottish culture, athletics, dance and music.  Also at the festival: historical reenactors of Scottish history and culture, children's games, food and beverage courts, and a shopping area with authentic Scottish products.  Find full details at the Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival website.

Among the top performers are the Brigadoons, the Tartan Terrors, Screaming Orphans, Allbanach, Charlie Zahm and more.  Here is the full musical schedule.

Find out more about the history of the festival and also the origins of the name, which dates back to 1753, when this part of western Massachusetts was first settled by Scots-Irish immigrants from Ulster.

For year round coverage of Irish and Scottish activities in New England, visit

Friday, July 7, 2017

Irish Musician Sharon Shannon Performs at Irish Cultural Centre, July 8

Renowned Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon is performing at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017.   Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door.

She is performing songs from her new album, Sacred Earth, which blends Irish music with African and Middle Eastern sounds for a distinct sound that is both spiritual and traditional.

Here are more events at the ICC this summer.

For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts, visit

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Maguires, Irish Family Band, Perform at Irish Cultural Centre on June 28

The Maguires, a traditional Irish band from County Wicklow, perform at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton at 7:30 on Thursday, June 29, 2017.  Tickets are $20 general admission, and $15 for ICC members.

The family band is on a U.S. Tour this summer that stretches from the East Coast to Montana.

Here is a schedule of upcoming events at the Irish Cultural Centre this summer.

For more details on Irish cultural events in New England, visit

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Milton Music Fest + Celtic Sunday Taking Place June 24-25

The annual Milton Music Fest and Celtic Sunday is taking place at Governor Hutchinson Field on Adams Street in Milton, MA on June 24-25, 2017.   The event  is free and open to the public, and shuttle buses are available from other parts of town.

Headlining the Saturday festival, which begins at 3:00 p.m., is Chicago, Total Access, followed by fireworks in the evening.

Headlining the Celtic Sunday lineup this year is Pauline Wells and Devri, Margaret Dalton and Erin's Melody, Sean Brennan and the Skiffs, Curragh's Fancy, the Fenian Sons and Jinty McGrath.   The Sunday event begins at 1:30 p.m.  There is also a tradition music session taking place and local vendors as well.

Find more Irish activities in greater Boston by visiting

Summer issue of Travel & Culture features Travel Between New England & Ireland

(BOSTON) -- The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) has released its 2017 summer issue of Travel & Culture Guide, a compendium of Irish festivals and concerts, culinary, cultural and literary activities taking place in Massachusetts and throughout New England

The 28-page color magazine is distributed free at visitor kiosks and cultural venues throughout Massachusetts and is available in digital format online. 

Among the stories in this issue:  Norwegian Air enters the Boston-Ireland market; 12 famous lighthouses on the island of Ireland; cultural festivals and concerts in Massachusetts this summer, from Boston to the Berkshires; celebrating the 100th anniversary of JFK; the newly dedicated Flynn Boston Cruiseport; book reviews; and walking Boston's Irish Heritage Trail. 

BITA is celebrating its 17th year as a year-round, cultural tourism organization that promotes the state’s largest ethnic community.  The US Census reports that nearly 24% of all Massachusetts residents claim Irish ancestry.

BITA publishes three issues of Travel & Culture  in March, June and November, and has developed the Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail, which highlights Irish landmarks throughout Boston and around the state.

For further details on festivals and concerts, as well as year-round Irish and cultural activities, hotel packages, gift shops and Irish pubs, visit