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Summer Irish Festivals in Massachusetts

Irish and Celtic Festivals Abound in Massachusetts This Summer (Boston) – Irish fiddlers, accordionists, flutists, pipers, singers, dancers and storytellers are out in force this summer at outdoor festivals throughout Massachusetts, America’s most Irish state. From Cape Cod and Canton to Blackstone Valley and Springfield, organizers say the demand for high quality Irish and Celtic music has never been stronger. Among the world class musicians performing in Massachusetts this summer are fiddle stars Eileen Ivers, Kevin Burke, Liz Carroll and Seamus Connolly, accordion maestro Joe Derrane, uilleann piping master Paddy Keenan, and traditional music super groups from Ireland like Altan and Dervish. Here is a list of the Festivals: The 5th annual Cape Cod Celtic Festival June 21-24 has “a killer line-up this year” says festival chairman Lew Taylor, featuring all-star duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, singers Aoife Clancy and Robbie O’Connell, Mance Grady, a renowned master on the