Showing posts from August, 2015

Stand-Up Comedian Eddie Izzard Performs at Tanglewood on Thursday, August 27

English stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard is performing at Tanglewood on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., as part of the Popular Artist Series.  Tickets to the show are available to order online . Known for his outrageous and absurd brand of comedy, Izzard began his career at London's famous Comedy Store in the 1980s, before starting his own club Raging Bull.  His one-man shows led to a variety of television appearances on shows like The Good Wife and the United States of Tara. Here is a schedule of other performances taking place at Tanglewood through Labor Day. The Boston Irish Tourism Association named this show the Event of Week in Massachusetts . For information about visiting Massachusetts, go to .

Win Free Pair of Tix to A Celtic Sojourn Festival at Lowell Summer Music Series on August 22

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away three pairs of tickets to see A Celtic Sojourn Roots & Branches Festival at the Lowell Summer Music Series on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH, the festival features great performers like Cherish the Ladies, the all-women traditional ensemble out of New York; the McCarthy Family from Boston and Ireland; Socks in the Frying Pan from County Clare; and singer/songwriter Matthew Bryne from Newfoundland. Click here to enter the contest , then submit your entry.  Winners will be announced on Thursday, August 20, so check back. Or, you can purchase tickets directly online . Good Luck!

Tommy McCarthy & Louise Costello Perform at Chatham Fiddle Company on Cape Cod on August 8

Irish traditional music duo Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello are performing at the Chatham Fiddle Company in Chatham, Cape Cod, on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $20. Owners of the Burren Pub in Davis Square, Somerville, McCarthy & Costello have recorded several albums and have toured the world playing traditional Irish melodies. The Chatham Fiddle Company is run by Rose Clancy , an accomplished instrument maker and traditional fiddler herself. For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts, visit . For visitor information go to .