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March 2008 Events Calendar

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE SCHEDULES

2016 PARADE DATES!

Cape Cod:Saturday, March 5, 2016 - - 11:00 am
Walpole:Friday, March 11, 2016 - - 11:15 am
Newport, RI:Saturday, March 12, 2016 - - 11:00 am
Worcester:Sunday, March 13, 2016 - - Noon
Lawrence:Saturday, March 19, 2016 - - 1:00 pm
Abington:Sunday, March 20, 2016 - - 1:00 pm
Boston:Sunday, March 20, 2016 - - 1:00 pm
Holyoke:Sunday, March 20, 2016 - - Noon
Scituate:Sunday, March 20, 2016 - - 1:00 pm
Dublin, Ireland:Thursday, March 17, 2016 - - 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.




March 1 & 2

Irish Flag Raising and Opening Reception & Exhibit
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Public Library
South Lawrence Branch, 135 Parker Street, Lawrence
FREE event | Handicap Accessible

March 1, 2016  Irish Flag Raising,  Across from City Hall –Common St. @11 a.m.
March 2: Opening Reception and Exhibit - Lawrence Public Library. Open House 10 am–1 pm. Showcase of Irish books, CD’s and DVD’s – All Month (Mon., Wed., Sat: 10 am–5 pm). Sponsored by Division 8 & the Irish Foundation. See full schedule here.




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. 




March 2

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Dàimh with Elizabeth and Ben Anderson

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 p.m. | burren.com | Buy Tix!
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For the past 15 years, Dàimh has explored the intricate music and song of the Highlands, with the Scottish bagpipes, fiddle, guitar, accordion and mandola bringing out the best of this unique Gaelic tradition. Opening for Dàimh, the dynamic siblings Elizabeth and Ben Anderson, a Scottish fiddle and cello duo, who have been gaining an enthusiastic following. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




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March 4

Makem & Spain

Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street, North Andover, MA
Advance: $32.00 | Door: $35.00
7:30 pm | 978 837-5355 | merrimack.edu/rogers | Tickets

Back by popular demand, Makem & Spain return to the Rogers Center for the Arts in time to help kick start the St. Patrick’s Day season. Epitomizing what is best in Irish music today, the band captures the essence of the music as it has been played for generations, while enlivening it with new and unique interpretations. Makem and Spain are at their best on stage where their talent and enthusiasm draw in fans who have yet to experience the joy of folk music.
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March 4

BRT Presents:
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $22 advance, $26 show day
401 725-9272 |riverfolk.org

Award-winning duo Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas once again unleash their dazzling teamwork, driving, dancing rhythms, and shared passion for taking the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. Catch them live at the BRT.




March 5

BRT Presents:
Rúna

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $18 advance, $22 show day
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups”, Rúna has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music, since their formation in 2008.  Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues, jazz, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.




March 5-April 3

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
August Wilson's How I Learned What I Learned

Huntington Theatre Company
BU Theatre, Avenue of the Arts
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times | huntingtontheatre.org

In this solo show, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson shares stories about his first few jobs, a stint in jail, his lifelong friends, and his encounters with racism, music, and love as a young poet in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Directed by Todd Kreidler and featuring Eugene Lee, both longtime Wilson collaborators, this theatrical memoir charts one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a black artist in America. 




March 6

Lecture by Michael Quinlin
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

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

2016 White Fund Lecture - Opening Reception & Exhibit - "A Pictorial Exhibit of the 1916 Easter Rising” with featured guest speaker, Michael Quinlin, who will speak on Massachusetts and the 1916 Irish Rising. He is the author of "Irish Boston: A Lively Look at Boston's Colorful Irish Past." Sponsored by the White Fund &  Division 8 AOH. Quinlin’s lecture is just part of dozens of activities throughout March in celebrating Irish Heritage Month in Lawrence.
See full schedule here.




March 7, 14, 21, 28

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 8

ICCNE Presents:
Canton Ceili

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 at the door
781 821-8291
irishculture.org

A great place to dance with friends and family. Come and enjoy set dancing, waltzes, quickstep and other traditional dances. Music by Billy O'Neill & Friends. No partener necessary. All are welcome!




March 9

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Alan Kelly Gang

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 p.m.
burren.com | Buy Tix!
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A truly outstanding collections of fine musicians and singers, with a beautiful blending of piano accordion, fiddle, flute and stringed instruments. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




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March 10 - - (Festival plays March 10-13)
Irish Film Festival Boston: YOU’RE UGLY TOO

Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville | 7:30 p.m.
irishfilmfestival.com | Details here | Tickets 

Will is released from prison on compassionate leave to care for his niece Stacey after the death of her mother. Stacey’s future hangs in the balance as Will reckons with his own demons. Together they search for a new way forward. (81 mins.) Director Mark Noonan in person - Q&A to follow screening. Plays with: More Than God, a short comedy set in modern Ireland that follows the attempts of a pious doctor to uncover his wife’s suspected affair. (9 mins) Director: Kev Cahill in person. Q&A to follow screening. 10:00 pm reception to follow at Orleans.
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March 11 - - (Festival plays March 10-13)
Irish Film Festival Boston: OLDER THAN IRELAND

Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville | 7:30 p.m.
irishfilmfestival.com | Details here | Tickets 

Older Than Ireland features thirty men and women aged 100 years and over. Often funny and at times poignant, the film explores each centenarian’s journey, from their birth at the dawn of Irish independence to their life as a centenarian in modern day Ireland. (77 mins) Director: Alex Fegan - Q&A to follow screening. Plays with City Of Roses: One Halloween night a smouldering suitcase was pulled off a bonfire in Dublin and thus was saved a true story of love, loss and hope. (9 mins) Director: Andrew Kavanagh - Q&A to follow screening. 10 pm reception to follow at The Davis Square Theatre.
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March 12 - - (Festival plays March 10-13)
Irish Film Festival Boston: Pat Shortt Retrospective

Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville | 6:00 p.m.
irishfilmfestival.com | Details here | Tickets 

Pat Shortt will be present for a retrospective of some of his work including the feature Garage by the 2016 Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson, as well as the comedic short film Spaceman Three by Hugh O'Conor. Pat will be on hand to give some behind the scenes commentary on both films. Garage is the story of Josie's hapless search for intimacy over the course of a summer, which sees his little niche threatened and his life changed forever. (85 mins) Plays with Spaceman Three: Astro-geologist Dr. Glen Hosey is in space for the first time. His unusual method of passing the time isn't exactly compatible with the peaceful voyage the other two astronauts anticipated....(12 mins)
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March 12
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 | Tix: $29, $49, $59 | $99 VIP tix include pre-concert (5:45 pm) meet & greet and an autographed copy of "Bright Brand New Day" CD.
berklee.edu/events/celtic-crossings

Phil Coulter from Derry, Northern Ireland and Andy Cooney from New York, join forces for Celtic Crossings, a rare North American tour that brings these two icons of Irish Music together for one show only in Boston, weaving a tapestry of Irish warmth, spirit, and culture. 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 and the Irish Pops Ensemble.  As always, there will be more than a measure of Irish fun along the way!
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March 12

Lawrence Hosts 145th 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
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Contact: Charles Breen: 508 328-0323

Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner with dancing to the Jolly Tinkers from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Awarding of the Richard Cardinal Cushing and Irishman & Irishwoman of the Year Awards. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. Part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations, supported in part by a grant from the Lawrence Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.




March 12 & 13

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
"A Little Bit of Ireland"

Robinson Theatre
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
781-891-5600 | Groups: groups@reaglemusictheatre.org
Saturday: 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm | Sunday: 2:00 pm
reaglemusictheatre.com | Tickets | Directions

The Reagle Theatre of Greater Boston is presenting its 18th annual production of A Little Bit of Ireland, a wonderful family event that highlights the great music, song, dance and wit of the Irish. The Reagle Theatre of Greater Boston is one of the region’s premier community arts organizations, and this is one of the largest Irish shows in New England. It’s Reagle’s heartfelt homage to an Emerald Isle - and it’s all a little bit of heaven.  Pure Celtic magic! Liam Harney, pictured.




March 12

JFK Library Presents:
The Greene O'Leary School of Irish Dancing

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30-11:30 am | Free Performances For Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1644
jfklibrary.org

The Greene O’Leary School returns for a youthful celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Dancers demonstrate athleticism, skill and poise while presenting traditional and contemporary styles of Irish dance. The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts.




March 12

BRT Presents: Pendragon

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

Celebrate St. Patrick's season with Pendragon. Pendragon is step dancer and percussionist Kevin Doyle, Bob Drouin on fiddle, bouzouki and tenor banjo, Russell Gusetti on guitar and concertina, 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 Blackstone River Valley. The band performs their original songs and dance tunes on an exciting combination of fiddle, flute, bouzouki, concertina, banjo, guitar, whistle, and percussion.




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March 13
Spectacle Management Presents:
Ronan Tynan - - America's Irish Tenor

Cary Memorial Hall
1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington MA
3:00 p.m. | $49, $59, $69 | BUY TICKETS

Celebrate St. Patrick’s season with the incredible Ronan Tynan. Introduced to international audiences as a member of the Irish Tenors, Ronan quickly became known for his unique voice, inspiring story and irresistible appeal. Tynan launched a solo career, and has achieved the fame and adoration that could have existed only in the farthest reaches of his dreams. Don't miss this great opportunity to hear Ireland's favorite tenor as he performs live at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington.
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March 13

Lecture by Honor Molley
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

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

Honor Molloy, author/actor, will talk and read from her book, Smarty Girl, Dublin Savage, which is based on growing up in Dublin in the 50s and 60s as the daughter of the famous Irish actor, John Molloy. Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence, MA at 2 pm. Sponsored by Division8 AOH & the Irish Foundation - Handicap Accessible. Molloy ’s lecture is just part of dozens of activities throughout March in celebrating Irish Heritage Month in Lawrence.




March 13

BRT Presents:
The Paul McKenna Band

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 pm | $15 advance, $18 show day
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Since being awarded the title of “Best Up and Coming Artist of 2009" at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, The Paul McKenna Band have gone from strength to strength touring extensively throughout USA, Canada and Europe.“The best folk band to have come out of Scotland in the last twenty years”  - - The New York Times.




March 16 & 18, 19, 20

The Burren Presents: The Fiddlers of Inishbofin

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville
burren.com

The Fiddlers of Inishbofin is a group of Ireland's finest musicians who travel to musical sessions. When the group meets for a birthday party on the picturesque isle of Inishbofin, sparks begin to fly between the two most accomplished fiddlers, Fiona and Liam. Stories of the fiddlers' lives are brought to life through the musical compositions and arrangements of Galway maestro, Tommy McCarthy, and the writing of acclaimed Boston playwright, Peter Holm (Author of "Man of Inniskeen's Green Journey" and "Permanent Designs"). Full details coming soon.




March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day @ The Burren
4 Variety Shows

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville
1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. | $25
617 776-6896 | burren.com

The Burren has continuous live music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  Join Tommy, Louise, Robert Elliott, Seamus Noonan and other special guests. This year's show will be packed with great traditional tunes, ballads, stories & dancing. The show includes traditional Irish fare of Corned Beef & Cabbage or Guinness Beef Stew with Soda Bread (vegetarian option also available), followed by Burren Shamrock Cake.




March 17
WGBH Presents: A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester
7:30 p.m. | 1-877-571-SHOW (7469) | wgbh.org | thehanovertheatre.org

The historic Hanover Theatre in Worcester is the perfect setting to kick-off this year's St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn, hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH radio. This year's headliners include The Outside Track, a Pan-Celtic band; singer/songwriter Matthew Byrne from Newfoundland (pictured); Boston-based uilleann piper Joey Abarta; NEA Dance Master Kevin Doyle, and the quick-footed Miller Family from Rhode Island.  A special treat this year is the introduction of Haley Richardson, a 13-year-old fiddle master from New Jersey who is making waves in the music world. Read about this year's amazing artists here. See the 19th, below, to enter to win tix to the 8pm show in Cambridge.




March 17
Boston Public Library Presents: Colm Tóibín

Boston Public Library
Abbey Room, 700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston
Noon | bpl.org

Colm Tóibín is the author of eight novels, including The Master, Nora Webster, and two collections of stories. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. His novel Brooklyn was made into a film starring Saoirse Ronan. His play The Testament of Mary was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play. He is Irene & Sidney B. Silverman Professor of Humanities at Columbia University. This program is presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland, Fionnuala Quinlan, who said: “We are delighted that Colm Tóibín agreed to give a reading in Boston to mark St. Patrick’s Day. He will read from Brooklyn, a moving story of emigration, love, and loss, which will have particular resonance for a Boston audience.”




March 18, 19 & 20

Irish Heritage Trail Guided Walking Tour

Tour begins at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common
Tour includes Sites 1 through 13
3 TOURS ONLY: March 18 @ 2:00 pm | March 19 @ 2:00 pm | March 20 @ 2:00 pm
$15 p.p. | $12 for students/seniors/military | Under 12: FREE | 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
WGBH Presents: A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

The Zeiterion Theatre
684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
8:00 pm | 508 994-2900 | wgbh.org | Buy Tix!

Presented by Brian O’Donovan, weekly host of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, this year’s show features a whole range of musical styles from Ireland, Scotland, the Canadian Maritimes and New England. Performers include The Outside Track, Matthew Byrne, Joey Abarta (pictured), NEA Dance Master Kevin Doyle, and the quick-footed Miller Family from RI.  A special treat this year is the introduction of Haley Richardson, a 13-year-old fiddle master from New Jersey. Read about this year's amazing artists here. See the 19th, below, to enter to win tix to the 8pm show in Cambridge.




March 18

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 | Jack Lahey: 603 898-7766

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.

 




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March 19 & 20
WGBH Presents: A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
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Saturday, March 19, 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm | wgbh.org | Buy Tix!
Sunday, March 20, 3:00 pm | 617-496-2222 | wgbh.org | Buy Tix!

First launched back in 2004,  the St. Patrick’s Celtic Sojourn, hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH radio, has thrilled local audiences with its presentation of authentic, high caliber, high energy music, dance and storytelling from the Celtic countries  This year's  headliners include The Outside Track, Matthew Byrne, Joey Abarta, Dance Master Kevin Doyle, and the Miller Family. Introducing Haley Richardson, pictured, a 13-year-old fiddle master from New Jersey who is making waves in the music world. Read about this year's amazing artists here.
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March 19

BRT Presents:
Mark O'Connor and Maggie O'Connor

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $25
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

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Coming Soon!




March 19

BRT Presents: Eastern Medicine Singers

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
2:00 pm | $12.00 AD, $6.00 CH
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

The Eastern Medicine Singers are an Algonquin drum group from Providence, RI, dedicated to keeping the eastern woodlands Native American culture alive. The group is made up of RI, NY, NJ & Southeastern Massachusetts Tribes and they take pride in drumming and singing in the Massachusetts & Wampanoag dialects. The Eastern Medicine Singers create new music and combine stories and culture into the drum experience.




March 20

BRT Presents: Music Appreciation Class with Duke Robillard

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
4:00-6:00 pm | Pre-registration Required
$25 includes CD of music covered
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Every Duke Robillard roots music appreciation class will feature listening, discussion, and Q&A on a wide variety of musical styles and rare recordings. A CD of the material covered will be included in the class fee as Robillard touches upon all types and aspects of the Blues and all of its styles and influence on other music forms..




March 20

Lecture by Professor Christine Kinealy
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

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

Professor Christine Kinealy, Author, Professor and Director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, and John Walsh, artist, The Bad Times. The Bad Times (An Drochshaol) is a graphic novel about the Great Hunger. Professor Kinealy and John Walsh will speak on their just published book at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence, MA 2:00 pm. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH & the Irish Foundation. Handicap Accessible. Molloy ’s lecture is just part of dozens of activities throughout March in celebrating Irish Heritage Month in Lawrence.




March 22

Gaelic Roots Presents:
Michael Tubridy and James Keane

Boston College
Theology and Ministry Library Auditorium, Brighton Campus
2117 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton MA
6:30 p.m. | Free & open to the public
617 552-6396 | bc.edu/gaelicroots

Michael Tubridy (pictured) is known for his talents on the flute, tin whistle, and the concertina. He was one of the founding members of The Chieftains in 1962. Accordionist James Keane is a composer, storyteller and masterful musician. The Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series is sponsored by the Center for Irish Programs in collaboration with the Boston College Alumni Association. 




March 23

The Burren Back Room Series Presents: Irish Dance Celebration and DVD Release with Michael Tubridy and James Keane, the Vox Hunters, and Kieran Jordan Dance

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 p.m. | burren.com | Buy Tix! | View Full Schedule

Popular sean-nós dancer Kieran Jordan is joined by flute player and step dancer Michael Tubridy and accordionist James Keane, along with dancers from the Kieran Jordan Dance company. Music by the Vox Hunters. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




March 25-April 24

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
Can You Forgive Her?

Huntington Theatre Company
BU Theatre, Avenue of the Arts
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times
huntingtontheatre.org

It’s Halloween night, and Miranda is desperate for a way out. She’s up to her neck in debt, she might be falling for the man who pays her bills, and now her date has threatened to kill her. A charismatic stranger offers shelter and a drink; where will the night take them? With her trademark dark humor, two-time Pulitzer finalist Gina Gionfriddo presents complicated characters wrestling with love, money, and their past in this sharp contemporary comedy.




March 26

Discover Newport Presents:
The 27th 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.




March 26

BRT Presents: Eric McDonald & Will Woodson /
Ryan McKasson, Jeremiah McLane & Eric McDonald

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

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Eric McDonald & Will Woodson (pictured).




March 28

BC Irish Studies Presents:
Easter Rising Commemorative Concert

Boston College
Gasson Hall, Room 100
6:30 to 8:45 p.m. | Free & open to the public. Registration required.
See full details with program here
617 552-6396 | bc.edu

Please join the Irish Studies Program at Boston College in an Easter Rising Commemorative concert of Irish music, song, verse & dance. Performers will include Charlie Lennon, Regina Delaney, Séamus Connolly, the Boston College Chorale, and the Boston College Chamber Music Society. Details here. Read our latest profile on Séamus Connolly here. See more 1916 commemoration events here.




March 28

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate:
Getting to the Point

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125-3314
6:30-7:30 pm | 617 740-7000 | emkinstitute.org

Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for a discussion on the future of infrastructure and transportation in the Commonwealth. The panel features Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Transportation; Frank DePaola, General Manager of the Bay Transportation Authority; State Senator Thomas M. McGee, Co-Chairman of the Joint Transportation Committee; and, Richard A. Dimino, President and CEO of A Better City. WGBH host Jim Braude will moderate the discussion about recent changes facing Mass transit, from the increased MBTA fares to the new legislation surrounding ride sharing services.




March 28

BRT Presents: "Wherever Green Is Worn" - The Commemoration 
of the 100th Anniversary of Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 - 9:00 pm | $10 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Performances will reflect on the Gaelic Revival with dancing, music, language, dramatic readings, as well as historical analysis of the events leaving up to the 1916 Easter Rising. Among the performers are Pendragon, Bridget Fitzgerald, Jim McGetrick and others. Proceeds go to the 1916 Easter Rising Monument being unveiled on April 24 in Providence, RI. 




March 30

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Charlie Lennon Trio

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 p.m.
burren.com | Buy Tix!
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Recognised as one of Ireland's leading composers of traditional music, and a standout fiddler and piano accompanist in his own right, Charlie Lennon (pictured) makes his Burren Backroom debut in the fine fiddling company of his daughter Eilis. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




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