Irish Heritage Month in Lawrence comes to a close on Sunday, March 30, 2014, when George and Terri Kelley present their annual concert, Ireland in Song, at the Lawrence Public Library on Lawrence Street. The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
The Kelleys are long-time entertainers in the Merrimack Valley area who were inspired to take up Irish music after meeting Irish fiddle legend, the late Larry Reynolds. Here is a story in the Andover Townsman about the married couple.
The concert is sponsored by the Irish Foundation and the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library.
Irish Heritage Month in Lawrence was created by the men's and women's chapters of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 8. The month-long celebration of the city's Irish-American heritage includes a series of lectures, exhibits, concerts, film screenings, and social events.
The AOH along with the Irish Foundation also built and maintains a significant collection of Irish materials - books, pamphlets, ephemera, recordings and photographs - at the Lawrence Public Library South Branch on Parker Street. Much of the early work was initiated by the late David R. Burke, and today is carried on by his family and friends.
Find year round details on Irish culture in Massachusetts and New England by visiting IrishMassachusetts.com.