Showing posts from August, 2019

Tourism Ireland's new Taste the Island campaign Celebrates Food & Drink

Armagh Food & Cider Festival  Good news for food lovers!  Tourism Ireland has announced Taste the Island , a celebration of Ireland’s food and drink, taking place from September 6 to November, 30, 2019.  The culinary celebrations begin with one of Ireland's leading food festivals, A Taste of West Cork , September 6-15. Taste the Island is meant to highlight  the exceptional level of quality food and drink produced in Ireland and Northern Ireland.  It's a chance to witness innovative artisan producers and world-class chefs coming together in kitchens all over the country to create one of the most exciting food events in the world. With more than 500 food and drink-related experiences to savour, there will never be a more exciting time to discover the thriving farm-to-table, sea-to-fork culinary scene in Ireland. Among the many experiences to enjoy are a plethora of food trails and tours along the rugged coasts of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway

Rockport Music Presents Della Mae, Female Bluegrass Band, on September 1

Rockport Music presents Della Mae , a Grammy-nominated, Nashville-based, all-female string band in concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA at 7 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2019. Tickets to the show are $24-29 and can be purchased online . Comprised of lead vocalist/guitarist Celia Woodsmith, 2-time national champion fiddle player Kimber Ludiker, mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner, and upright bassist Zoe Guigueno, the band has traveled to over 30 countries spreading peace and understanding through music.   Located at 37 Main Street, Rockport, the Shalin Liu Performance Center is one of the finest acoustical concert venues in New England.  Here is a calendar of upcoming concerts at Shalin Liu this autumn. 

Famed Composer/Conductor John Williams & Boston Pops Celebrate Film Night at Tanglewood

Famed composer and conductor John Williams  joins the Boston Pops Orchestra at the annual   John Williams’ Film Night   returns on Saturday, August 24, with George and Roberta Berry.   The event takes place at the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. Tickets range from $23 to $130 and can be purchased online or at the venue.  Williams, who is Boston Pops Conductor Laureate, hosts this special evening, with  conductor David Newman & the Boston Pops performing a program celebrating the music of Hollywood and more.   The Film Night has long been regarded as one of Tanglewood’s most anticipated and beloved evenings,   Here is a schedule of performances at Tanglewood for the remainder of the season.

A Room with a Brew on Tap at Boston’s Bayside DoubleTree by Hilton

Craft beer lovers have a tasty reason to stay at t he DoubleTree by Hilton Boston Bayside  in the coming weeks. The popular hotel's package, A Room with a Brew, offers a trip to the nearby Dorchester Brewing Company for guests.   Once settled in, guests can jump on the complimentary shuttle service to and from the brewery, just over a mile away,   to enjoy lunch and a gift card worth a flight of four 5-ounce pours.   In addition, the package  includes a welcome drink of Cream Ale and Double IPA upon arrival to your room. Find more details and reservation information on the Room with a Brew package.   The offer is good through September 2019. Opened in July 2016,  Dorchester Brewing Company  is a state-of-the art, 25,000 sq. ft facility that provides the region’s craft brewers with a place to sell, market and offer tastings of their beers in the popular tap room.    Dorchester Brewing also has a snack menu as well as pizza options and great local food tru

Boston Harbor Hotel's Summer in the City Winds Up Another Great Season

Summer in the City  series hosted by  Boston Harbor Hotel , is winding up another successful season of live music and movies at the end of August.   Final concerts include bluesman Bruce Marshall on Thursday, August 22, followed by a screening of the movie hit Star Wars : The Force Awakens  on Friday, August 23.  Then next week, don't miss soul pop performers Young Love & The Thrills on Tuesday, August 27, Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra on Wednesday, August 28, blues singer Sonya Rae Taylor on Thursday, August 29, and finally, a screening of Captain America - the First Avenger on Friday, August 30.  The concerts and screenings, a seasonal favorite for two decades, take place at the Boston Harbor Hotel, located on  Rowes   Wharf  along the Boston Waterfront.  The  Boston Harbor Hotel  (BHH) is an exquisite hotel overlooking  Boston   Harbor . The active wharf is busy in the summer, with regular tours and cruises by Massachusetts Bay Lines and Odyssey Boston.  The

Rockport Celtic Festival, August 23-25

The  Boston Irish Tourism Association  is giving away a free pair of tickets to August 24th concert of the  Rockport Celtic Festival , which runs from August 23-25 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA.   Enter the contest here.   The 3-day festival is presented by  Rockport Music  in collaboration with artistic directors WGBH Celtic Sojourn radio host  Brian O'Donovan and Edinburgh-born harpist/composer  Maeve Gilchrist , and features top performers from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the United States. It's an event you won't want to miss. The  Rockport Celtic Festival  is an outgrowth of Brian's popular WGBH program and live show, A Celtic Sojourn, which explores traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world.  Here is a roster of performers:  Maeve Gilchrist  &  Brian O’Donovan   Mick McAuley  (accordion, guitar, whistle ) ,  John Doyle  (guitar, voice) &  Oisin McAuley (fiddle) The Seamus Egan Projec