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Monday, August 24, 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.

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Sunday, August 16, 2015

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!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

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.

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