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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Norwegian Air Flights from Providence RI to Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Belfast This Summer


Norwegian Air is ramping up its summer schedule of direct flights between T.F. Green International Airport in Providence, RI and destinations in Ireland, including:

. five flights a week to Dublin International Airport
. four flights a week to Shannon International Airport
. three flights a week to Cork International Airport
. two flights a week to Belfast International Airport

The low-cost fares offered by Norwegian have quickly become popular with New England travelers since the service launched in July 2017. 

On the reverse end, T.F. Green Airport is looking to welcome passengers from Ireland and the UK  to visit Rhode Island, especially summer destinations like Newport and coastal cities and towns.  Irish passengers have quick access to Boston, New York City and all of the New England states.

Read more about this summer's Norwegian flights here.

For more about cultural activities in New England, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.



Saturday, April 7, 2018

Gothard Sisters Perform at Blackstone River Theatre in Rhode Island on Saturday, April 7


The Gothard Sisters perform at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018.  Tickets to the show are $24 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 401 725-9272. 

Boston Irish Tourism Association rates this show the Concert of the Week on its website.

A dynamic group from the state of Washington, and still based in Seattle, the Gothard Sisters have been performing for ten years. Blending perfect vocal harmonies with lively fiddle, tiny whistle and mandolin, and backed by bodhran, djembe and guitar, the band's sound was described as being like an orchestra by Celtic Beat Magazine.


For year round details of Irish and Celtic activities in New England, visit IrishMassachusetts.com


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Edward M. Kennedy Institute Hosts Event to Mark the Good Friday Agreement


The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate is hosting an event on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, to take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Featured speaker is former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who served as the U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland between 1995 and 2001, and was a central player in Ireland's peace process.

Following Senator Mitchell's address, a panel discussion takes place with representatives from the Irish and British Governments, National and Unionist communities and other representatives who will reflect on the peace process, discuss key milestones in the journey, and envision the future of the island of Ireland.

Find year round information on Boston's Irish community at IrishBoston.org



Saturday, March 31, 2018

LOW LILY / THE VOX HUNTERS PERFORM AT BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATER ON MARCH 31


The string and vocal trio Low Lily  performs at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018.  They are joined by traditional Irish music duo Vox Hunters. 

Tickets to the show are $16 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 401 725-9272. 

Low Lily explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music.  See Low Lily video here.

Vox Hunters, comprised of Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi, bring an exciting repertoire of driving dance tunes blended with an unorthodox collection of interesting songs in this concert's first set.


For year round details on Irish cultural activities in New England, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

April Verch Band Performs at Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland RI on Saturday, March 24


  


The April Verch Band is performing at the Blackstone River Theatre at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Verch is joined by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters, and guitarist Alex Rubin.

Tickets to the show are $22 and can be purchased at the venue or by calling 401 725-9272.

Verch is an excellent fiddler who also step-dances and sings while playing the instrument. The band is performing songs from her 11th album,  The April Verch Anthology.

Blackstone River Theatre is located at 549 Broad Street in CumberlandRI.

Irish Film Festival Boston Taking Place This Weekend at Somerville Theatre



The big weekend is here for this year's Irish Film Festival Boston.  The 2018 festival, which began on March 22, showcases a wealth of amazing movies, shorts and documentaries coming out of Ireland.  Here are the two films over the weekend.


Saturday, March 24 @ 4:30 p.m.
THE FARTHEST
Global Vision Documentary Award Winner
The Farthest celebrates the magnificent Voyager, a spacecraft that is out in the galaxy and will be for millions of years, bearing images and life on Earth.
2017/Ireland (122 mins) | Director: Emer Reynolds is attending this screening.


Sunday, March 25 @ 6:00 p.m.
NOEL HILL - BROKEN DREAM
Directed by Paddy Hayes, Broken Dreams is a searing portrait of one of Ireland’s most renowned traditional musicians, concertina player Noel Hill, as he recovers from a serious assault that left him a battered shadow of his former self.
2017/Ireland (122 mins) | Director: Paddy Hayes

For year round details on Irish culture in New England, visit IrishMassachusetts.com


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Oceans of Hope by Celtic Nights On-State at The Cabot on March 24




The Cabot in Beverly, is presenting "Oceans of Hope" by Celtic Night, a special show that captures the essence of the Irish Diaspora, on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to see the show.  Click here to enter the contest, and check back on March 22 to see if you're a winner.

Or, you can buy your tix online now to guarantee your seats to this powerful saga of immigrants moving across oceans to America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is a journey of hope, conveyed through song, music, dance and narration.

The originators of Oceans of Hope call it “the story of people moving across Oceans from all the nations to free themselves from hunger, war, persecution and famine to find a better place. This is their story told through Irish eyes…..Oceans of Hope is not only about the past, it’s about now and the future.”

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at The Cabot


Saturday, March 17, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company Presents "The Irish & How They Got That Way" through March 25


In celebration of Irish Heritage Month, the Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham presents "The Irish And How They Got That Way," a musical celebration of Irish heritage. Created by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), the revue is a celebration of a heritage that confronts adversity with determination, good humor, music, and a love of life.

McCourt’s wit, insight and boundless love for the Irish are underscored by music extending from Irish folk ballads to World War II standards, and beyond. Original musical arrangements by Rusty Magee. Presented by special arrangement with The Irish Repertory Theatre Company, Inc.

The show runs through March 25, with multiple performances, including matinees.

For year round information on Irish culture in Massachusetts, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Young Irelanders in Concert at Rogers Center, Merrimack College on March 18



The Young Irelanders, an ensemble of top traditional Irish musicians, singers and dancers, is giving a concert at the Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.

Tickets to the performance are available online or at the venue the day of the concert.

The Young Irelanders group is assembled each year by the Irish Cultural Academy, and consists of champion artists on their instruments and in dancing. 

Find year information on Irish cultural events in Massachusetts by visiting IrishMassachusetts.com


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Win Tix to the Chieftains Concert at Lynn Auditorium on March 18



The Chieftains, one of Ireland's premier traditional music ensembles, perform at the Lynn Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 18.

Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to see the show.  Enter the contest here and check back on Saturday to see the winner.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to take a chance to miss seeing this incredible show, then you can purchase tix online here.

Six time Grammy winners, The Chieftains, are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention. Here is a story on The Chieftains in Irish America Magazine. 

Click here for a full schedule of upcoming concerts at The Lynn Auditorium.