Showing posts from July, 2012

Lunasa, Top Irish Band, Performing at Burren Pub in Somerville on August 1

Lunasa , one of Ireland's top traditional Irish bands, is performing at the famous Burren Pub in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 9:30 p.m.  Here is more information about Lunasa . Tickets are $28 and can be purchased online . An earlier show at 7:30 p.m. is already sold out. The concert is part of the Back Room Series at the Burren hosted by Brian O'Donovan of the Celtic Sojourn program on WGBH .   Read a profile of the Burren Pub and its owners, musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello.  You can find year round details on Irish music and culture in Massachusetts and the New England states by visiting . For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to and .

Irish Accordionist Sharon Shannon Performs at Boston's Summer Music Weekend on July 28

One of Ireland's great traditional accordionists, Sharon Shannon , is giving a free concert with her band at the 1st annual Summer Arts Weekend in Boston's Copley Square Park on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 2:45 p.m. The festival is being organized by The Boston Globe and WGBH , with partners including ArtsBoston , the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau and others.  For a full schedule of free outdoor concerts during the Summer Arts Weekend, running from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29, 2012, click here .   For year round details on Irish concerts in Massachusetts and the New England region, visit .

Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival in Western Mass on Saturday, July 21

The 19th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is taking place on Saturday, July 21, 2012 in Florence (Northampton), Massachusetts. The all day festival celebrates Scottish heritage and culture with a live music and dance, featuring top groups like Enter the Haggis , Prydein , a bagpipe rock band, Charlie Zahm , the Bell Family and the Cabeys . Also featured is a gathering of the clans, Gaelic games and athletic competitions, pipe and drum band performances, and Scottish food and beverage and gifts.  For more details click here . For other Celtic/Gaelic festivals in New England and Quebec City, click here . For year round details on Irish and Scottish music and culture in the New England region, visit . For visitor information go to .