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Monday, February 27, 2017

Patriots Player Brandon King & Bands from Boston to Glasgow are Marching in Cape Cod Patrick's Parade on March 4

The 12th annual Cape Cod Patrick's Parade is taking place on Saturday, March 4, 2017, featuring Grand Marshall Brandon King, defensive back of the Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots.

Also in the parade is the James Connolly Flute Band from Glasgow, Scotland.  The 60 member band is makng its first appearance at the parade, according to parade committee co-chairman John Fallon.

The popular Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes & Drums is also participating in this year's parade.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at Route 28 and Long Pond Drive in South Yarmouth, and continues west for about two miles, to the intersection of Route 28 andHiggins Crowell Road in West Yarmouth.  Here is a map of the parade route.

Parade organizers have arranged for trolleys to run the length of the parade so viewers can easily get to their cars or to their next destination.  And Operation Safe Ride Home, a partnership of Yarmouth Police and Town Taxi, is offering free taxi rides home between 7:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.   For a free taxi ride between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m., call Town Taxi at 508-775-5555.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Phil Coulter & Celtic Crossings Perform at Boston's Berklee Performance Center on March 4

Celtic Crossings, led by world renowned Irish musician and composer Phil Coulter, popular New York cabaret entertainer Andy Cooney, and popular Irish vocalist Geraldine Branagan, are in concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

The talented trio is joined by Boston-based champion step dancer Conor O'Brien, and the Irish Pops Ensemble.  The concert is presented by Bridget's  - An Irish Tradition Gift Shop.

Purchase your tickets online now to reserve seats for one of the best concerts coming to Boston this St. Patrick's Day season.  Tickets are $39, $59 & $99.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Children of Lir Theatre Workshop at Irish Cultural Centre during School Vacation Week

Looking for an educational activitiy for the kids during school vacation week in Greater Boston?  

The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, in association with the Atlantic Irish Arts Academy, is offering a three day educational learning event entitled “The Children of Lir Theatre Workshop."

It takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on February 21-23, 2017.Cost is $160 per child, and sibling discounts are available.

The workshop provides children ages 6-18 with a chance to explore the Irish language, perform script writing, principles of performance, costume design and theatre production. 

The Children of Lir is an ancient Irish folktale where a jealous wife turns her step-children into swans, as described in Ireland of the Welcomes.   

The mission of Atlantic Irish Arts Academy is to teach our students about the vast literary history of Ireland through performance and enjoyable educational and cultural activities. Students will learn the Ireland's stories, culture, drama and have fun.

For more information or to register, call the Irish Cultural Centre at 781 821-8291.

Here is a calendar of upcoming activities at the Irish Cultural Centre, located off of Route 138 in Canton. 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Irish Traditional Music Stars at the Blackstone River Theatre on Saturday, February 18

Mark Roberts, Laurel Martin & Kieran Jordan 

Check out two great acts at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI on Saturday, February 18, 2017.  The show begins at 8:00 p.m. and tickets are $15, available at the door. 

First is the trio of Laurel Martin, fiddler; Mark Roberts on flute, banjo, and bouzouki; and sean nos dancer Kieran Jordan.  As a trio, they present tasteful musical selections, with dance woven in as rhythmic and visual accompaniment. 

The Vox Hunters is an exciting duo featuring Armand Aromin on fiddle and flute and Benedict Gagliardi on concertina.  Their unorthodox collection of tunes underscores their diverse backgrounds and understanding of traditional music.  Armomin is also an instrument maker, having studied violin making at the North Bennet School in Boston's North End.  Gagliardi also sings and plays banjo, ukulele, harmonica and mandolin.  

Here is a full schedule of concerts at Blackstone River Theatre in the coming weeks. 

The Chieftains Perform Their Only Massachusetts Show in Medford on March 1

The Chieftains – one of Ireland’s most influential and popular traditional bands  - is performing at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  It is the band’s only Massachusetts appearance during this tour.

The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) is giving away a free pair of tickets to attend this show.  Enter to win here, then check back on February 27 for the winner announcement.

Or, you can order tickets online now to ensure your seats at this show.

Winners of six Grammy Awards, the band is celebrating its 55th year anniversary as one of the world’s most popular groups.  Read this story in Irish America Magazine detailing The Chieftains band members on the occasion of their 50th anniversary.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Irish Band Solas Performs at The Cabot in Beverly on Saturday, February 18

Irish traditional ensemble Solas is performing live at The Cabot in Beverly, Massachusetts at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is raffling off a free pair of tickets to attend the concert.  Click here to enter the contest.

Or, you can order Solas tickets online to hear one of the most innovative and creative Irish bands of this generation.

Check out this video on Solas.


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Aer Lingus Flash Sale - Boston to Ireland in March 2017

Courtesy of AirCam Aerial Photography 

Aer Lingus is offering major savings to fly from Boston to Dublin or Shannon in March 2017.  Avail of major savings on airfares and Vacation Store packages

Book by February 14 to take advantage of these great rates.

Here is a FAQ guide to flying on Aer Lingus. 

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tara O'Grady Sings Jazz Version of the Irish-American Classic, Danny Boy

Queens-born jazz vocalist Tara O’Grady gave a recent performance in Beckett's Restaurant in Budapest, Hungary, including this distinct interpretation of the Irish-American classic, Danny Boy.

Read more about O'Grady's trip to Budapest and her connection to Harry Houdini, as recounted in Irish America Magazine.

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