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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Boston Comhaltas Annual Meeting on October 14

The annual grand meeting  Boston's Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann takes place at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Canadian-American Club in Watertown, MA.

Officers for the branch officers of will be selected at the event, followed by Irish music and Irish step dancing. 

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Irish Cultural Centre in Canton Offering Courses in Music, Dance, Language and History this Fall

The Irish Cultural Centre of New England has an exciting academy of educational courses this fall and winter at its 46 acre campus in Canton, Massachusetts.

Among the  courses being offered:

. Irish language classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced, every Wednesday through November 16

. Irish history class on Sinn Fein and the Irish War of Independence every Thursday through November 1

. Bodhran (drum) instruction Friday evenings, beginning February 23, 2019

. Set dancing for adults, every Monday night throughout the year

. Fiddle, Accordion and Tin Whistle classes beginning October 21.

Find out more about the Irish Cultural Centre here.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Blackstone River Theatre Presents Bohemian Quartet on October 13

Blackstone River Theatre is presenting the acclaimed Rhode Island-based Bohemian Quartet at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  Tickets to the show are $16 in advance and $18 at the door. 

Featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass, the Quartet specializes in music of the "Romani" or "Gypsy" tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles. The group was formed in 2005.  The name was borrowed from the original Bohemian Quartet (also known as the Czech Quartet after 1918), a string quartet of international repute that was founded in 1891 and disbanded in 1934. Both groups share a passion for the deep-rooted authenticity of the Romani tradition, as well as the ability to play that historic repertoire with extraordinary joie de vivre. 

The Quartet's third CD project "For You" was released at Blackstone River Theatre last year. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Blackstone River Theatre this fall and  winter. 

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Rory Kennedy Discusses film about NASA at the JFK Library on October 9

The John F. Kennedy President Library presents Academy Award nominated filmmaker Rory Kennedy to discuss her new film, Above & Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow. The event, part of the JFK Forum series, takes place on Tuesday, October 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public.  Register here.

The discussion moderator is Meghna Chakrabarti, host of NPR and WBUR's On Point. The event is presented in conjunction with the 2018 GlobeDocs Film Festival and HUBweek.

Here is a schedule of upcoming Forum events this fall at JFK Library.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Celtic Thunder & Hamnet are named "Events of the Week" by Boston Tourism Group

The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) has named two concerts as Events of the Week in Boston:

Friday, September 28
Celtic Thunder
Shubert Theatre

Friday - Sunday, September 28-30
Hamnet (runs through October 7)
Emerson Paramount Theatre

"The fall season in greater Boston and indeed New England is rich in cultural performance, as typified  by these two entertaining shows, Hamnet and Celtic Thunder," said Colette Quinlin of BITA.  "Visitors and locals alike can enjoy these and other great shows coming up in the coming months."

Here is a calendar of October and November cultural events promoted by BITA.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wix Tix to Celtic Thunder X Tour in Boston on September 28

Celtic Thunder, one of the most popular Irish bands to ever play on PBS stations and around the world, is coming to the  Boch Center Shubert Theatre in downtown Boston on September 28, part of a ten year anniversary tour that features its new deluxe double CD, Celtic Thunder X.

Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to the show.  Enter thecontest here and check back on September 26 to see if you’re the winner.

Or, you can purchase tickets to Celtic Thunder online, to ensure your seat at one of the most enjoyable live shows you’ll see this season.

Here is a list of upcoming shows at the Boch Center this season. 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Win Tix to Hamnet at Emerson Paramount Center in Boston

The Boston Irish Tourism Association and ArtsEmerson are giving away two pairs of tickets to Hamnet: Dead Center, an amazing play in which Shakespeare's only son takes center stage.

The tickets are available the weekend of September 28-30 or the weekend of October 6-7.  Enter the contest here.   You can also purchase tickets online for any of the shows, from September 20 through October 7, 2018.

Created by Dead Centre Theatre Company in Dublin, Hamnet is a moving, meticulous, multimedia show that explores how ambition clashes with family responsibilities in a way that rivals Shakespearean tragedy itself.

Here is a calendar of upcoming ArtsEmerson events in the 2018-2019 season.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018


The Blackstone River Theatre welcomes back the popular Yves Lambert Trio on Sunday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m.  To receive the advance purchase ticket option, call in your reservations to 401-725-9272. Tickets are $16 in advance or $20 at the door.

The Yves Lambert Trio showcases the unique connection between maturity and youth by creating a new world of poetry and celebration. Yves Lambert's charisma and talent, coupled with Tommy Gauthier and Olivier Rondeau's virtuosity and passion, the nuances of their arrangements and their distinctive harmonies make this trio a one-of-a-kind musical experience.

Read more about the Blackstone River Theatre and its Executive Director Russell Gusetti.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at BRT this fall.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Altan, Iconic Irish Trad Band, Performs at Irish Cultural Centre in Canton on September 14

Altan, one of Ireland's top traditional music ensembles, is performing at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 14.  Tickets to the show are $35 and can be purchased at the venue.

Based in County Donegal, Altan has toured the world over the past 35 years introducing audiences to a pure, authentic brand of traditional music fused with a contemporary flair and urgency.

Its newest release, “The Gap Of Dreams,” came out in 2018 on FreshGrass partner Compass Records, and fiddler, singer, and founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh was the recipient of the Gradam Ceoil/Traditional Musician of the Year in 2017, one of the highest honors in Irish music.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Blackstone River Theatre is kicking off its fall season on Saturday, September 15 with a concert by The Mediaeval Baebes, a popular female singing group whose version of “Alleluia” is featured on the hit PBS series Victoria.  

Tickets are $28 in advance by calling 401-725-9272, or $32 the night of the performance.

Using lyrics from mediaeval and romantic texts and setting them to original scores using medieval and folk instruments, the group presents an amazing traditional show that captivates audiences around the world. The Baebes sing in a variety of medieval languages including French, Spanish, English, Italian, Gaelic, and Swedish.

 Read more about the Blackstone River Theatre and its Executive Director Russell Gusetti.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at BRT this fall.

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