Showing posts from February, 2009

2009 St. Patrick's Day Parades in Massachusetts

Saturday, March 7 Cape Cod - Yarmouth 11:00 am Starts: Corner of School St, & Rte. 28, West Dennis 508 362-PADY (7239) Sunday, March 8 City of Lawrence 1:00 pm Starts: City Hall 978 794-5858 Sunday, March 15 City of Worcester Noon Starts: Park Avenue 508 755-1955 Sunday, March 15 City of Boston 1:00 pm Starts: Broadway MBTA Stop, South Boston 617 268-7955 Sunday, March 15 Town of Scituate 1:00 pm Starts: Gate Middle School , First Parish Rd 781 545-6671 Sunday, March 22 City of Holyoke 11:50 am Starts: Downtown Holyoke 413 533-1700 Sunday, March 22 Town of Abington 1:00 pm Starts: Abington Center 781 878-1570 or 781-878-7785 Sunday, March 22 Manchester , NH Noon Starts: Elm Street Downtown Manchester

Seaport Hotel Welcomes Irish Music Masters for St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

(Boston) - The Seaport Boston Hotel has booked legendary Irish fiddle player Seamus Connolly to perform in March as part of the hotel’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America’s most Irish city. Considered one of the world’s finest exponents of traditional Irish music, Connolly is being joined by Laurel Martin on fiddle and Kevin McElroy, a multi-instrumentalist and singer. The trio will be playing in Tamo, a sophisticated contemporary bar in the Seaport Hotel on March 13, 14, 16 and 17 (see full dates and times below). There is no cover charge, and dinner and Hors d'oeuvres are available presented by the critically acclaimed Aura and Tamo Chef Rachel Klein, as well as specialty cocktails and a superb wine list. Aura Restaurant in the Seaport Hotel features a contemporary menu with specials inspired by Irish traditions. “We’re delighted to have Seamus Connolly’s group perform as the house band for the hotel during St। Patrick’s Day weekend,” says James Carmody, general manage

The Greening of Massachusetts - America's Most Irish State Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

(BOSTON) -- Massachusetts is rolling out the green carpet to celebrate the state's pervasive Irish-American heritage during St. Patrick's Day season this March. Hundreds of Irish cultural events – parades, concerts and dance recitals, theater and literary events, culinary feasts and fundraisers, and genealogy lectures and exhibits – are taking place from Boston to Holyoke and from the Merrimack Valley to Cape Cod. These activities -- plus hotel packages, pubs and restaurants, gift shops and travel specials -- are detailed at, which the Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) created in 2000 to promote the state’s Irish-American community year round to in-state and to tourists and visitors coming to Massachusetts. State officials are encouraging tourists to visit Massachusetts for its Irish parades, festivals, and ongoing cultural activities throughout the year. “Apart from Ireland itself, I can think of no place in the world with a more robust expres