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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

19th annual Irish Festival at Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, September 12-13, 2009


(Canton) - Irish music and dancing, storytelling and genealogy, author readings and children's activities mark this year's 19th annual Irish Festival taking place on September 12-13, at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England.

The festival boasts a variety of local performers on the 46 acre campus in Canton, which is just twelve miles from Boston.

Among the musical acts: Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Noel Henry Band, Erin's Melody and the Andy Healy Band. Other highlights include storyteller David O'Doherty and writer Peter Stevens, author of Hidden History of the Boston Irish.

General admission is $15, and $10 for members. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call 1888 GO IRISH or visit irishculture.org/

For a full list of Irish cultural activities in Massachusetts, visit irishmassachusetts.com

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