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March 2008 Events Calendar

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE SCHEDULES

2017 PARADE DATES & TIMES

Cape Cod:Saturday, March 4, 2017 - - 11:00 am
Lawrence:Saturday, March 11, 2017 - - 1:00 pm
Newport, RI:Saturday, March 11, 2017 - - 11:00 am
Worcester:Sunday, March 12, 2017 - - Noon
Walpole:Friday, March 17, 2017 - - 11:15 am
Abington:Sunday, March 19, 2017 - - 1:00 pm
Boston:Sunday, March 19, 2017 - - 1:00 pm
Holyoke:Sunday, March 19, 2017 - - Noon
Scituate:Sunday, March 19, 2017 - - 1:00 pm

Dublin, Ireland:
Friday, March 17, 2017 - - Noon

PARADE DETAILS HERE





Through March 26

Boston Harbor Hotel Presents: Boston Wine Festival

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
888-660-WINE or 617-330-9355
bhh.com | bostonwinefestival.net

The Boston Wine Festival is surely one of Boston’s finest winter traditions. Now in its 28th year, the festival is led by founder and master chef Daniel Bruce of the hotel’s Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar, known for its excellence in wine and food pairings. The festival features an all-star line up of wine makers from some of the world’s best wineries, plus top chefs and sommeliers. Activities range from walk-around receptions, featuring over 40 wines of a particular theme along with food buffets and dishes created by Chef Bruce; to intimate, four-course dinners hosted by winemakers or winery owners. The Boston Harbor Hotel offers special overnight stay packages for festival guests.




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March 1
The Chieftains

The Chevalier Theatre
30 Forest Street, Medford, MA
7:30 pm | bluefrog.showare.com | Directions
$39-$89 | Buy Tix!

2017 marks the 55th anniversary of the Chieftains and here is your chance to catch this incredible group live at the only Massachusetts stop on their U.S. Tour in March. Six time Grammy winners, The Chieftains, are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention. They have uncovered the wealth of traditional Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, making the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. Thanks to our friends at Spectacle Management, we're happy to offer a pair of free concert tickets to this special performance! (Paddy Moloney pictured)
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March 1

Irish Flag Raising
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Public Library
South Lawrence Branch, 135 Parker Street, Lawrence
FREE event | Handicap Accessible | lawrenceheritage.org
See full schedule here

March 1, 2016  Irish Flag Raising at Lawrence Public Library, across from City Hall – Common St. @11 a.m.
Sponsored by Division 8 AOH.




March 1-31

Discover Newport Presents:
The 39th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month

Newport Irish Heritage Month
Newport, RI
AOHNewport.org

Celebrate all that is Irish during this exciting month-long event in Newport, RI. This comprehensive schedule is based on input from the the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Newport, Rhode Island AOH Pipes & Drums, the Newport Irish Heritage Association, the Museum of Newport Irish History, the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee, and other organizations which promote the Irish culture in Newport and the surrounding area. 




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March 4
Bridget's An Irish Tradition Presents:
Celtic Crossings: Phil Coulter & Andy Cooney

Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
7:00 pm | 508 285-9700 | berklee.edu

After last year's resounding success, Phil Coulter from Derry, Northern Ireland and Andy Cooney from New York, join forces again to bring us the masterful Celtic Crossings, weaving a tapestry of Irish warmth, spirit, and culture through music. Presented by Bridget's - An Irish Tradition, this concert promises an evening of Celtic tranquility and the great music of Phil Coulter, featuring some of his classic songs sung by the internationally renowned entertainer Andy Cooney. The show includes special guests Geraldine Branagan, Boston-based World Champion and Lord of the Dance veteran - Conor O’Brien, and the Irish Pops Ensemble.  As always, there will be more than a measure of Irish fun along the way! Note: If you purchase tix and win the free tix, you will receive a full refund!
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March 4 - - (2 SHOWS)

BRT Presents: Lúnasa with special guest Karan Casey

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
5:00 pm & 8:00 pm | $30
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Lúnasa has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and at the White House. Lúnasa's inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Its recordings are hailed internationally among the best and most important world music albums and its blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has Lúnasa at the forefront of Celtic music. They will be joined by the incredible Karan Casey who has long been one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music.




March 4

Lawrence Hosts 146th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Banquet & Dance
As part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Firefighters Association Relief’s In.
One Market Street, South Lawrence
6-11 p.m. | Contact: Charles Breen: 508 328-0323 | lawrenceheritage.org

Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with dancing to John Connors (pictured) and the Irish Express from 6-11 pm. Awarding of the Richard Cardinal Cushing and Irishman & Irishwoman of the Year Awards. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH.
See full schedule here




March 4

ICCNE Presents:
The Joshua Tree in Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
8:00 pm | Call for Tix
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Considered the best U2 cover band in New England, Joshua Tree rocks the ICC as a lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day. Bar & restaurant opens at 5:00 p.m. Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.




March 4

ICCNE Presents:
Irish Cultural Centre Music Academy

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Classes begin on Saturday, March 4, for instruction on fiddle, tin whistle and accordion.  The course runs for six weeks. 




March 4, 11, 18, 25

ICCNE Presents:
The Course of Irish History: St Patrick

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

This four-week course by Sean Murphy runs over four successive Saturdays, and covers the life and times of St. Patrick as well as his recorded works and his legacy.
$65 for four weeks / $60 members.




March 5

Opening Reception & Exhibit
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Heritage State Park
Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St, Lawrence, MA
2:00 pm | FREE event | Handicap Accessible | lawrenceheritage.org | See full schedule here

"A Pictorial Exhibit of the Leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising” with local author, Christopher Klein, who will talk about his book, "Strong Boy: The Life and Times of John L. Sullivan, America's First Sports Hero". “From the first page to the last, Klein’s prose retains its powers of enchantment and illumination. It is one of the best boxing books ever penned.” —Boston Globe. “[A] muscular, relentlessly detailed book.”—Wall Street Journal. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. See full schedule here.




March 5

BRT Presents:
Sharon Shannon

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 pm | Advanced tix: $25 - $30 day of show
401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

Sharon Shannon is one of Ireland's premier accordionists, traveling the world and bringing new fans to traditional Irish music. Her superb technique and feel for the traditions, along with her willingness to explore other musical traditions from around the world, place her as one of the most entertaining and inventive Irish musicians of her generation.




March 6, 13, 20, 27

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square. No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.




March 11

ICCNE Presents:
Misgivings: A Divine Comedy

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 p.m. | Tickets $17
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Join the ICC for a special evening of theatre. Join Father Patrick Aloysius Misgivings for this presentation of stories and one-liners about growing up Catholic. From miracles and marriage counseling to bazaars and birth control, nothing escapes the good father’s razor sharp irish wit. Doors: 7:00 p.m., Show time: 7:30 p.m.




March 11

BRT Presents:
Téada

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | Advanced tix: $20 - $24 day of show
401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

One of Irish traditional music's leading exponents, Téada is driven by a fascination for the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations of musicians. Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Russia, Israel and Australia, and is a past winner of "Best Young Irish Traditional Act" at Ireland's Music Awards.




March 11

JFK Library Presents:
Themselves - - An Immigrant's Story

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 am | Free | Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1644 | Register here | jfklibrary.org

What is it like to leave home and settle in a new country? Follow a young nineteenth-century Irish woman on a journey to America. Hear about her struggle to begin a new life while keeping her Irish heritage alive in this interactive performance featuring storytelling, traditional music, and an Irish jig! 




March 11

ICCNE Presents: The School of Irish Genealogy

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | 781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Join the School of Irish Genealogy expert Richard Reid as he presents two genealogy sessions: “Advanced Find My Past Strategies” and “What’s New at FamilySearch?” Pub opens at 4 pm for dinner & drinks.




March 12

Lecture by Ellen B. Alden
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center
1 Jackson Street, Lawrence
FREE event | 2:00 pm | Handicap Accessible | See full schedule here

2017 White Fund Lecture - Ellen B. Alden, local author will discuss her book, “Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke” at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence, MA @ 2 pm Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. Alden's historical novel was launched in late June, and is based on the life and times of Florence Burke from County Cork, Ireland - the author's 2x great grandfather.
See full schedule here.




March 15, 22 & 29

Open House:
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Public Library
South Lawrence Branch,
135 Parker Street, Lawrence, MA | lawrenceheritage.org
See full schedule here

Open House 10 am – 1 pm. Showcase of Irish Books, CD’s and DVD’s.
Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. (FREE) – Handicap Accessible.
See full schedule here




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March 17
Rogers Center for the Arts Presents:
Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration

Rogers Center for the Arts
Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA 01845
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 7:30 p.m. | 978 837-5355
merrimack.edu
| Buy Tickets Here

Tony Kenny is an icon in the world of Irish music, receiving dozens of awards for his stage and televison performances. He has entertained over two million people touring the U.S. on countless tours to packed houses. Here's your chance to see him live in a dynamic concert that presents the finest in Irish song, dance, music and laughter. Starring vocalist Tony Kenny, the line-up also includes Seamus Kennedy - Comedian, Songwriter and Entertainer; Victoria Kenny, 2015 Winner of the Best Irish Newcomer award, The Trinity Dublin Band, and the Dublin City Dancers. What a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's evening!
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March 17

Lawrence Hosts 47th  Annual Saint Patrick's Day Luncheon
As part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Firefighters Association Relief’s In.
One Market Street
South Lawrence
Noon | Contact: Jack Lahey: 603 898-7766
lawrenceheritage.org | See full schedule here

Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage served at noon, with entertainment by the Silver Spears Irish Showband. Awarding of the John E. Fenton Citizenship Award. Part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations, and sponsored by Division 8 AOH. Handicap Accessible. See full schedule here. EArlier in the day, Enjoy Open House at the Claddagh,  399 Canal St., Lawrence. (Corned Beef Sandwiches & entertainment).




March 17 & 18

Irish Heritage Trail Guided Walking Tour

Tour begins at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common
Tour includes Sites 1 through 13
2 TOURS ONLY: March 17 & 18 @ 1:00 pm
$15 p.p. | $12 for students/seniors/military | Under 12: FREE (with adult)
Tickets & Information here

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Boston – the Capital of Irish America - BITA is offering guided tours of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail. The 75 minute walk led by an experienced tour guide takes you on 300 fascinating years of Boston’s unique Irish history and heritage. You’ll discover the Irish role in the Revolutionary War, learn about the 19th century Famine generation and the Irish part in the Civil War.  And you’ll discover famous and infamous politicians - from Curley and White to Collins and the Kennedys - who put their indelible stamp on the history of the city and the nation. Reservations recommended to secure your spot.




March 18

ICCNE Presents:
A Family Ceili

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
4:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Adults $10, Children $5
781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Music by Denis Galvin, Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, and step-by-step instruction by Irish set dance instructor Cait Bracken. 
4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
(Nathan Gourley pictured)




March 18

BRT Presents: Pendragon
St. Patrick's Day Celebration!

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | Advanced tix: $15 - $18 day of show
401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

Pendragon is comprised of step dancer and percussionist Kevin Doyle, Bob Drouin on fiddle, bouzouki and tenor banjo; Russell Gusetti on guitar and concertinas; Josh Kane on flute and whistles; and Mary Lee Partington on vocals. Pendragon's music celebrates the lives and lore of generations of New Englanders who brought traditions from Ireland, Scotland, French Canada and other distant shores to the banks of the Blackstone River. Enjoy St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Pendragon on March 18 @ 8pm!




March 18

ICCNE Presents:
Niamh Parsons and Graham Dunne in Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 p.m. | Tickets $25 / members $20 | Bar & restaurant opens at 5:00 p.m.
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Enjoy a special evening of Irish music and song with Niamh Parsons (Dublin) and Graham Dunne (Ennis). Described in the Boston Herald as both emotionally haunting and tonally as clear as crystal, Niamh's albums have been 'must-have' collector's items for any lover of songs and singing. She has recorded six studio albums and one live album. Niamh and Graham have been playing together for a decade, and there is a spiritual bond between them when they perform, which draws out the essence of the songs.




March 19

Ronan Tynan Live in Concert
America's Irish Tenor

Tilden Arts Center
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable
, Cape Cod
3:00 pm | 617 531-1257
Buy Tix | bluefrog.showare.com

Renowned Irish tenor, recording artist, physician, and champion disabled athlete, Ronan Tynan moves audiences like few others can. His stirring performances and personal story of triumph have brought him international fame. The New York Times called him “the closest thing this country has to an official meistersinger.”




March 19

Lecture by David D. McKean
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center
1 Jackson Street, Lawrence
FREE event | 2:00 pm | Handicap Accessible | See full schedule here

David D. McKean , local author will discuss his most recent book, Lowell Irish at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence, MA  @ 2 pm. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH  (FREE) - Handicap Accessible. McKean's lecture is just part of dozens of activities throughout March in celebrating Irish Heritage Month in Lawrence. See full schedule here




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March 22

The Palace Theatre Presents:
The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Place Theatre
80 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
7:30 pm | Box Office: (603) 668-5588 | Preferred Seating:$55.50, Regular seating: $40.50
Buy Tix! | palacetheatre.org

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band's achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop anthems which they proudly call 'bagrock'. This global phenomenon conducts 200 live shows every year and have garnered 350,000 fans on Facebook. Check out their live show here, then purchase your tix so you don't miss out on this fun-filled night!
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March 23-26
Irish Film Festival Boston

Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville | various times
irishfilmfestival.com

The 17th Annual Irish Film Festival takes place over four days from Thursday, March 23rd to Sunday, March 26th, 2017. Treat yourself and/or a loved one to an All Access Pass to guarantees access to all screenings and receptions. Please check back as programming is announced.
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March 25

ICCNE Presents:
Helena Byrne

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 | $30 / $25 members
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Irish storyteller and singer Helena Byrne brings a special evening of fairylore, music and hearty cuisine to the ICC. Combining spellbinding folklore with traditional Irish songs in an authentic setting.
$30 / $25 members @ 7:30 p.m.




March 25

BRT Presents: Áine Minogue

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Áine Minogue is an award-winning harpist, singer, arranger and composer who has entertained presidents and prime ministers. She has traveled extensively to perform at concerts across the United States and around the world. With a dozen solo album recordings to her credit, Áine has been nominated for several awards for her work as a record producer. Her recordings include Were You at the Rock, To Warm the Winter's Night, The Mysts of Time, Between the Worlds, Circle of the Sun, The Twilight Realm, Celtic Meditation Music, Celtic Pilgrimage, Celtic Lamentations, and Close Your Eyes, Love




March 25

Irish Film Festival Lawrence
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center
1 Jackson Street, Lawrence
FREE event | 10:00 am | lawrenceheritage.org
See full schedule here

Irish Film Festival Lawrence at at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence, MA  @ 10.00 am. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH  (FREE) - Handicap Accessible. See full schedule here




March 25

Discover Newport Presents:
The 28th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch at Rosecliff

Rosecliff Mansion
548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI
10am | 401-847-1000
NewportMansions.org

Join the Easter Bunny to share lots of eggs, candy, prizes and scrumptious seated brunch for everyone in the family. Space is limited and reservations are required. Questions about the event may be directed to Events@NewportMansions.org. This events sells out fast so buy your tickets now.




March 26

An Irish Music Lecture/Concert:
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Public Library
Sargent Auditorium
51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence
2:00 p.m. | FREE | See full schedule here

Music at the Steinway:  Stories at the Lectern. Performance by Terri  Kelley at the Lawrence Public Library, Sargent  Auditorium,  51 Lawrence St., Lawrence, MA @ 2 pm.  Presented by the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library & Division 8 AOH. In loving Memory of George Dexter Kelley (FREE) – Handicap Accessible.




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March 30
Rockin' Road To Dublin

Lowell Memorial Auditorium
50 East Merrimack Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | 866-722-8881 | Group Sales: 978-934-5751
lowellauditorium.com | Buy Tix

Rockin’ Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a Rock-N-Roll concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. Starring World Champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, the cast includes 14 dancers, 8 musicians and 2 vocalists. Come see the show that Irish Dancing Magazine calls “WORLD CLASS ... a one-two punch of style and mastery ... they made some magic here”.
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