Showing posts from September, 2017

Win Tix to See Irish Singer Tommy Fleming at Larcom Theatre on October 8

  World-renowned Irish singer-songwriter  Tommy Fleming  is performing at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017.   It is his only New England appearance and is a concert not to be missed! BITA is offering a pair of tickets, courtesy of our friends at Larcom Theatre, to see the show.  Enter to win here , then check back on Friday, October 6, as we announce the winner. Or you can purchase tickets online to avoid the suspenseful wait! Tommy’s unique and powerful voice has brought him worldwide recognition on sold-out tours in Ireland , UK , US, Australia and Japan . He has that distinctive Irish ability to perform live across a wide range of music with equal mastery – from traditional songs like  Danny Boy and  Isle of Innisfree  to contemporary classics like  You Raise Me Up  and  Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Larcom Theater  in downtown Beverly is one of the small venue gems in Massachusetts . Built in 1912 during the Vaudeville

Win Tix to See Irish Play, Star of the Sea, at Fine Arts Center in Amherst, October 3-4

Galway-based  Moonfish Theatre  presents the critically-acclaimed play,  Star of the Sea  at the UMass Fine Arts Center in Amherst. Win a pair of tickets to see the play from the Boston Irish Tourism Association;  enter to win here  and check back on Monday, October. 3.  Or, you can  purchase tickets directly online . Performed in Irish and English, audiences are invited to experience Irish as a theatrical language, translated continuously through subtitles, movement and song – completely accessible to non-Irish speakers. There will be a Question & Answer session with the company after each performance. Here is a trailer to the play . The play is adapted from   Joseph O'Connor 's best-selling novel about passengers on a ship, Star of the Sea, that sets sail from Ireland to America in 1847, the height of the Irish Famine. Find out more about Irish activities in New England by visiting .

Master Bodhran Player Mance Grady Teaching at the Irish Cultural Centre this Fall

Bodhran master player and maker Mance Grady is teaching a five-week course on playing the Irish drum at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, beginning September 22, 2017. A beginner course runs from 7-8 p.m., followed by an Intermediate/Advanced class from 8-9 p.m.  Tuition is $125 for ICC members and $140 for non-members.  A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award for his bodhran playing, Mance is also the first American endorsed by NEA to teach the bodhran in the United States.  In addition to being an ace player, Mance is also recognized as a respected instrument maker who has made dozens of drums over the past four decades.   To reserve a spot in the class, call the ICC at 781 821-8291.   Here is a schedule of fall events at the Irish Cultural Centre .  Find year round details on Irish activities in New England by visiting . 

Blackstone River Theatre Presents the Johnson Girls and Jon Campbell on September 16

The Johnson Girls , a renowned female, a capella group performing sea shanties and folk songs, are performing at the Blackstone River Theatre in Cumberland, RI at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017.  The group is joined by popular Rhode Island singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist  Jon Campbell Tickets to the show are $18 at the door. Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at Blackstone River Theatre . To find out more about Irish activities in New England, visit .

Wix Tix to Red Hot Chilli Pipers at The Cabot on September 28

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to attend the Red Hot Chilli Pipers performance at The Cabot in Beverly on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Enter the contest here , then check back on September 26 to see if you've won. Or, you can order tickets directly to the show and avoid the suspense! Here is a schedule of upcoming events at The Cabot , one of greater Boston's fine refurbished theaters, perfect for musical performances of all types. For year round details on Irish events in Massachusetts, visit .