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Friday, September 22, 2017

Master Bodhran Player Mance Grady Teaching at the Irish Cultural Centre this Fall

Bodhran master player and maker Mance Grady is teaching a five-week course on playing the Irish drum at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, beginning September 22, 2017.

A beginner course runs from 7-8 p.m., followed by an Intermediate/Advanced class from 8-9 p.m.  Tuition is $125 for ICC members and $140 for non-members. 

A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award for his bodhran playing, Mance is also the first American endorsed by NEA to teach the bodhran in the United States. 

In addition to being an ace player, Mance is also recognized as a respected instrument maker who has made dozens of drums over the past four decades.  

To reserve a spot in the class, call the ICC at 781 821-8291.  

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Blackstone River Theatre Presents the Johnson Girls and Jon Campbell on September 16

The Johnson Girls, a renowned female, a capella group performing sea shanties and folk songs, are performing at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  The group is joined by popular Rhode Island singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Campbell

Tickets to the show are $18 at the door.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Blackstone River Theatre.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Wix Tix to Red Hot Chilli Pipers at The Cabot on September 28

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to attend the Red Hot Chilli Pipers performance at The Cabot in Beverly on Thursday, September 28, 2017.

Enter the contest here, then check back on September 26 to see if you've won.

Or, you can order tickets directly to the show and avoid the suspense!

Here is a schedule of upcoming events at The Cabot, one of greater Boston's fine refurbished theaters, perfect for musical performances of all types.

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