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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Beatles Tribute Band 4EverFab, Performs at Irish Cultural Centre on August 3


4EverFab, New England's most popular Beatles tribute band, is performing at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton at 8 p.m on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

Tickets to the show are $15 and can be paid at the venue.

Based in Burlington, 4EverFab play songs from the early Beatles up to the Abbey Road album. The band members include Robert Hinsman, Kevin Dooley, Phil Donovan and Fran Hart. 

Here is a schedule of upcoming activities at the Irish Cultural Centre this summer.

Find year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts at IrishMassachusetts.com

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Win Tix to Banjo Masters Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn in Rockport, August 1-2



Béla Fleck, a 15-time Grammy Award winner who has taken the instrument across multiple genres, and Abigail Washburn a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player who re-radicalized it by combining it with Far East culture and sounds, perform at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1 and on Friday, August 2.

Boston Irish Tourism Association is offering a pair of free tickets to the August 1 show. To enter to win, click here. We’ll notify the winners on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, so be sure to check back for the winning announcement.

Or, purchase your tickets online now to enjoy this amazing show. They are touring off their newest record, Echo in the Valley.  Read more about Fleck/Washburn here. 


For year round details on live music in New England, visit IrishMassachusetts.com

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Newport Folk Festival Happening on July 26-28 in Rhode Island



The annual Newport Folk Festival, one of the world's most iconic music festivals, takes place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI on the weekend of July 26-28, 2019.

This year's lineup features dozens of top artists from across the US and around the world.  Among the performers are female trio I'm With Her, Kacey Musgraves, Lake Street Dive, Ruston Kelly and Stephen Marley.  Find a full lineup here. 

Here is additional information, including directions, printable maps, vendors and water shuttle details.

The Newport Folk Festival was founded in 1959 by George Wein, and for sixty years has attracted the world's finest folk singers, from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to Nora Jones and the Dap-Kings.

Find full details about visiting Newport, including lodging, restaurants, and year round activities, at DiscoverNewport.org.




Win Tickets to Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan Concert in Rockport, MA on Sunday, July 28


The Boston Irish Tourism Association is giving away a free pair of tickets to see Irish tenor Ronan Tynan  at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019.

Enter the contest here and check back to see the winner's name on Friday, July 26.

Or, you can purchase your tickets online now to ensure your seat at one of this summer's top concerts.

A world-renowned singer and performer, Ronan Tynan was a member of the famed Irish Tenors before becoming a solo artist.  He has performed at some of the world's most signature occasions, including the funeral services for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush.  He has also performed at Fenway Park, Yankee Stadium, the Statue of Liberty and the White House.

Here is a schedule of upcoming concerts at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Celtic Fiddle Star Máiréad Nesbitt Performs at Irish Cultural Centre in Canton on July 12



Máiréad Nesbitt, Grammy and Emmy nominated artist and composer and founding member of Celtic Woman,  performs in concert at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton Massachusetts at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Tickets are $35-$50 and can be purchased online from the Irish Cultural Centre or by calling 1 781 821-8291.  The 46 acre Centre is located 11 miles from Boston.

Mairead has enchanted millions of fans around the world as the featured Celtic Violinist on all 11 Celtic Woman albums, each achieving #1 slot in the Billboard World Music Chart. Blazing a solo career, Máiréad has 2 Billboard Charting solo albums, Hibernia and Raining Up. She has performed with symphony orchestras worldwide and made her 2018 Broadway debut with Rocktopia. The  New York Times praised Mairead as “a demon of a fiddle player."

Check out more cultural events at the Irish Cultural Centre this summer and fall.  

Find year round information on New England's Irish cultural activities at IrishMassachusetts.com


Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Celebrates Independence Day in Boston


Keith Lockhart & The Boston Pops

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation, takes place on Thursday, July 4 at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. 

The concert is free and open to the public.  It begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Fireworks begin at 10:30 p.m. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops celebrate America's birthday with iconic patriotic music and special guests, including Queen Latifah, Woody Guthrie, the Texas Tenors and Amanda Mena. 


"One of my greatest privileges as Boston Pops Conductor is leading this country’s premier Independence Day celebration for the wonderful citizens of Boston and all those who travel from far and wide to visit this vibrant and historic city we are so fortunate to call home," said Lockhart. 

The Esplanade is managed by the Mass Department of Conservation & Recreation, a state agency that oversees 450,000 acres in Massachusetts.  

This summer, enjoy the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Orchestra and other great artists at Tanglewood in Lenox, located in Western Massachusetts.