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Friday, January 25, 2013

Irish Traditional Music Duo Performs at Irish Cultural Centre on Friday, January 25


Two great young Irish traditional musicians - uilleann piper Joey Abarta and fiddler Armand Aromin  - are performing at the weekly music session at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.   There is no cover charge.

The Irish Cultural Centre offers a year round schedule of Irish music and dance, theatre and literary activities and other social gatherings.  For more details visit IrishCulture.org.  Here are directions to the Centre.

You can find year round details on Irish cultural activities throughout Massachusetts and the New England states by visiting IrishMassachusetts.com.

Find tourist information by visiting MassVacation.com.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

2013 Schedule of St. Patrick's Day Parades in Massachusetts, Available from Boston Irish Tourism Association




Cape Cod: Saturday, March 9, 2013 - - 11:00 am

Worcester: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - - Noon

Abington: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - - 1:00 pm

Boston: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - - 1:00 pm

Holyoke: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - - 11:50 am

Scituate: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - - 1:00 pm


For people traveling outside of Massachusetts this year, check out these other St. Patrick's Day parades: 

Quebec City, Canada:Saturday, March 23, 2013 - - 1:30 pm

Manchester, NH: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - - Noon

Dublin, Ireland: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - - Noon 

For a schedule of Irish music and dancing, literary and theater events, and other cultural activities in March 2013, visit IrishMassachusetts.com/march.php

For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.
 



Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pulitzer Prize Winner Frank McCourt's Play, The Irish and How They Got that Way, Opens in Somerville on January 24

Frank McCourt's The Irish and How They Got That Way is opening at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville on Thursday, January 24 and running through March 17, 2013.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, the late Frank McCourt, The Irish and How They Got That Way tells the story of the Irish experience both in Ireland and the United States. It's imbued with McCourt's unique humor and draws on his personal experience living in both countries. Told through a revue of songs, this sometime irreverent but always loving look at the Irish people features music ranging from traditional Irish melodies to the works of Broadway star George M. Cohan to the music of U2.

Performances are Thursday & Friday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m; and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $39.00 - $42.00 and are available by calling 800-660-8462 or online at www.frankmccourtstheirish.com.

Find year round details on Irish cultural activities in greater Boston by visiting IrishBoston.org.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

10th anniversary Boston's Celtic Music Festival Taking Place at Club Passim in Cambridge January 11-12


The 10th annual Boston's Celtic Music Festival, featuring an array of talented Celtic musicians and dancers, is taking place  on January 11-12, 2013 at Club Passim and other venues in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

Here is a full line up of performances and ticket information

Passim has a rich line-up of performances throughout the year.

You can find year round details on Irish cultural activities in greater Boston by visiting IrishBoston.org.

For visitor information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Irish Music Duo Colm & Kelly Gannon Perform at Burren Pub on January 2


Irish traditional accordionist Colm Gannon and concertina player Kelly Gannon, along with guitarist Ted Davis, perform in concert at the Back Room of the Burren Pub in Davis Square, Somerville on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.   Also performing are the Coyne Family and Gaelic singer Bridget Fitzgerald.

Tickets to the show are $23 and can be purchased online.

The concert is part of the Back Room Series at the Burren hosted by Brian O'Donovan of the Celtic Sojourn program on WGBH.  

Read a profile of the Burren Pub and its owners, musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. 

You can find year round details on Irish music and culture in Massachusetts and the New England states by visiting IrishMassachusetts.com.

For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com