Showing posts from January, 2016

Wix Tix to Lord of the Dance at Wang Theatre in Boston, February 24

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is offering the chance to win a pair of tickets to see "Michael Flatley presents Lord of the Dance, Dangerous Games."   The show comes to the Wang Theatre in downtown Boston for one night only on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. If you don't want to take a chance, you can purchase Lord of the Dance tickets directly from Ticketmaster. One of the world's most famous dancers, the Chicago-born Michael Flatley leapt to fame as the lead dancer for the show Riverdance, before he went on to create Lord of the Dance and other Irish dance revues. Find year round details on Irish culture in greater Boston by visiting .

Ireland's Ancient East: See What Awaits You in 2016

New Grange, County Meath Ireland beckons people from across the world. Visitors talk of making a pilgrimage home, of finding their roots, of reconnecting to an integral part of their nature. Part of the appeal has to do with Ireland ’s ancient, spiritual dimension stretching back in time. Mad Druids in love with nature, lonely Monks transcribing scripture during the Dark Ages, medieval clans and colonial invasions - Ireland evokes a progression across centuries that is filled with meaning and revelation. That is why tourists have a travel treasure in store for them in 2016, when Tourism Ireland launches a new marketing initiative called  Ireland’s Ancient East: See WhatAwaits You. It is an innovative, inspiring journey through Ireland that embodies 5,000 years of history, culture and change. That’s a wide swatch of time, but Ireland ’s distinct history, heritage and geography is perfect for this type of tourist adventure. ANCIENT IRELAND EAST IS MARKED BY FO

Boston Celtic Music Festival Takes Place in Harvard Square on January 8-9

The 13th annual Boston Celtic Music Festival is taking place on Saturday ad Sunday, January 8-9, 2016 at Club Passim and other venues in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The festival features the music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic-related traditions.   In addition to concerts, workshops and ceili dancing, the BCMFest also includes a dayfest of children and family entertainment on Saturday.    Here is a complete schedule and ticket information .      Performers confirmed to appear at the festival include: Lindsay Straw; Nathan Gourley, Laura Fedderson and John Coyne ;  Joe Deleaut; Fresh Haggis; Nancy Bell; Scottish Fish; Realta Geala; Elizabeth and Ben Anderson; the Friends of Kyte MacKillop; Mari Black; Gus LaCasse; Buttons and Keys; Molly Pinto Madigan; Fellswater; Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Boston; Oran Mor; Soulsha; The Kelly Girls; Jigs and Saws; Kieran Jordan; Colleen White and Sean Smith; After t

Schedule of 2016 St. Patrick's Day Parades in Massachusetts & Rhode Island

The Boston Irish Tourism Association has issued the 2016 schedule of  St. Patrick's Day parades taking place this March in Massachusetts as well as in Newport, RI and Dublin, Ireland. This year's parade season begins on Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Yarmouth, Cape Cod, and concludes on Sunday, March 20 in Abington, Boston, Holyoke and Scituate. Here is a full calendar of related St. Patrick's Day events taking place in March  in the New England region. Find year-round details on Irish cultural activities at .

Waterford Crystal Prizes Going to Winners of the People's Choice Awards 2016 on January 6

The 42nd annual People's Choice Awards is airing live on CBS-TV on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 starting at 9:00 p.m. (EST). Actress and television personality Jane Lynch is hosting the show. The winners of the People's Choice Awards receive a Waterford Crystal , considered the most spectacular (and heaviest) award of the season. Here is a list of this year's nominees . In Boston, check out the Waterford store at 127-129 Newbury Street in the Back Bay.