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March 2008 Events Calendar

St. Patrick's Day Parade Schedules

PARADE DETAILS HERE

Cape Cod:Saturday, March 8, 2014 - - 11:00 am
Worcester:Sunday, March 9, 2014 - - Noon
Lawrence:Saturday, March 15, 2014 - - 1:00 pm
Abington: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - - 1:00 pm
Boston: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - - 1:00 pm
Scituate: Sunday, March 16, 2014 - - 1:00 pm
Quebec, CA:Saturday, March 22, 2014 - - Noon
Holyoke: Sunday, March 23, 2014 - - Noon
Manchester, NH: Sunday, March 30, 2014 - - Noon
Dublin, Ireland: Monday, March 17, 2014 - - Noon

PARADE DETAILS HERE





March - June
"Travel & Culture Guide"

Boston Irish Tourism Association
irishboston.org

The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) has issued its 2014 annual St. Patrick’s Day issue of Travel & Culture Guide, featuring a round-up of parades, concerts and cultural activities taking place in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Quebec City and Ireland in March and through the spring.
Read the magazine online here | Pick up a free copy here | View the press release here.




Current Special Exhibit
"In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy the White House Years" Exhibit

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
9 am - 5 pm | $12 | $10 for seniors over 62 & students
$9 for children 13-17 | Free for children 12 and under
1 866 JFK-1960 | 617-514-1600 | jfklibrary.org | Exhibit details

This exhibit highlights Mrs. Kennedy's 1964 oral history interview. Sealed for 47 years and published in September 2011, it is a series of wide-ranging conversations with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in which Mrs. Kennedy reveals her thoughts and impressions on topics spanning John F. Kennedy's early campaigns to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The conversations cover Mrs. Kennedy's impressions of world leaders and events, her role as First Lady, and her life as a wife and mother living inside the White House.




Through March 2

ArtsEmerson Presents: Man in a Case

Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont St., Boston
617 824-8400 | Various Times | artsemerson.org

Drawing from material as varied as surveillance footage, folk dance, instructional hunting videos and interviews with the cast, Man in a Case creates a bridge between our time and that of two brilliant 19th-century anti-love stories by Anton Chekhov: The Man in a Case and About Love. Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the team behind the internationally acclaimed Big Dance Theater, bring their signature style—fusing theatre, dance, music and video—to this visionary adaptation featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov and Paul Lazar.




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March 1

Rogers Center for the Arts Presents:
Dublin's Irish Cabaret with Andy Cooney

Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College
315 Turnpike Street, N. Andover
7:30 p.m. | Advance Tickets: $25 general and $22 for students & seniors | Door: $30
Ticket Office: 978-837-5355 | merrimack.edu | BUY TICKETS HERE

Enjoy an exhilarating and distinctive blend of Irish music, song, laugher and dance in an evening designed to please the entire family. Andy Cooney, Irish America’s Favorite Son, direct from his sold out performances at Carnegie Hall, teams up with Noel V. Ginnity for The Irish Cabaret. With his outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence, Andy Cooney is a favorite among American and Irish audiences. The combination of his talent, versatility, and flair for entertaining equals the ability to deliver a song directly into the hearts of his audience. Also starring Noel V. Ginnity, The Guinness Folk Band and Darrah Carr Dance.
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March 1

Songs of Ireland with Jeff Snow

Milton Public Library
476 Canton Avenue, Milton
2:00 p.m. | 617 698-5757 | miltonlibrary.org

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner & what better way to bring out the Irish in all of us than a concert with Celtic singer & Instrumentalist, Jeff Snow.  Join us as Mr. Snow entertains with loving stories of Ireland told through music.




March 1 & 2

Irish Flag Raising and Opening Reception & Exhibit
As part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center
1 Jackson Street, Lawrence
FREE event | 2:00-4:00 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014  Irish Flag Raising,  Across from City Hall –Common St. @11 a.m.
Sunday, March 2: Opening Reception and Exhibit - "The Rev James T. O'Reilly OSA and his Influence on Lawrence, Massachusetts" at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St, Lawrence, MA 2 – 4 pm Sponsored by Division 8 AOH & the Irish Foundation. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH and the Irish Foundation. 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 2

Author Reading
As part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center
1 Jackson Street, Lawrence
FREE event | 2:00-4:00 pm

Michael Quinlin, author of Irish Boston: A Lively Look at Boston’s Colorful Irish Past, discusses events of the past decade that have shaped Boston’s Irish community, including the Celtic Tiger, death of Senator Ted Kennedy, and election of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.  Quinlin’s lecture is the kickoff to Irish Heritage Month Celebrations in Lawrence, which features dozens of activities through March.




March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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 5

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Niamh Ní Charra and Runa

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:00 p.m. | 617 776-6896 | BUY TIX! | burren.com

Niamh Ni Charra is a dynamic performer - - a great singer, fiddler, and concertina player. She has been named as “Female Musician of the Year, 2014″ in the Live Ireland Music Awards. You can check out her sound here. Runa is a traditional band with musical influences from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and the US. Vocals are lead by Shannon Lambert Ryan.




March 6-15

ArtsEmerson Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream

Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont St., Boston
617 824-8400 | Various Times | artsemerson.org

For the first time since their collaboration on the internationally acclaimed War Horse, Tom Morris and Handspring reunite for Shakespeare's irresistible A Midsummer Night's Dream. In this Midsummer, it’s not just the lovers, foes and fairies who are spellbound. Trees, objects and tools all pulse and tingle with the possibility of existence in a future primitive world where, thanks to the magic of Handspring Puppet Company alongside a brilliant company of actors, all objects are granted the right to life.




March 6

BRT Presents: The Karan Casey Band

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

A founding member of traditional supergroup Solas, Karan is touring as a trio behind her new album, "Two More Hours," which was produced by Niall Vallely and features guest appearances by singers Mick Flannery, Abigail Washburn and Aoife O'Donovan. This self-penned album is a first for Karan...contemporary in tone it takes a much more personal approach to her writing and singing. The Boston Globe says, "Casey's voice is among the loveliest in folk music and she's a wonderful interpreter of both contemporary and traditional material."




March 7-April 6

Huntington Theatre Presents: The Seagull

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

Nicholas Martin and Kate Burton (The Corn is Green and The Cherry Orchard) renowned interpreters of Chekhov's blend of humor and pathos — reunite for this emotionally rich classic. Celebrated actress Irina Arkadina's visit to her aspiring playwright son with her successful novelist lover in tow kindles unrequited passions and petty jealousies in Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Burton’s son Morgan Ritchie, who appeared with her in The Corn is Green, plays Arkadina’s son Konstantin.




March 7

BRT Presents: Josée Vachon, Donna Hébert,
Alan Bradbury & Max Cohen

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

Josée Vachon (pictured) and Donna Hébert have embodied traditional and original Franco-American fiddle and song all their lives. Twenty years ago they met and became musical partners, forming Chanterelle with former guitarist Liza Constable and bassist Alan Bradbury. Alan returns with Josée, Donna and her guitarist, Max Cohen, for another wonderful show celebrating French culture in America.




March 8

Lawrence Hosts 143rd 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. | Robert Gauthier: 978 686-2786

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 8

BRT Presents: Robbie O'Connell /
Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh

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

This will be an amazing night of Irish music as BRT welcome back BRT favorite Robbie O'Connell in a rare solo performance as well as to present the BRT debut of a dynamic fiddle/concertina duo from Ireland - - Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Says Robbie, "Caitlín Nic Gabhann and Ciarán O Maonaigh are two of the finest instrumentalists on the Irish traditional scene. Individually they are stunning but together they bring a freshness and excitement to the music that is uniquely their own." This is a night not to miss!




March 9

ICCNE 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!




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March 11
The Colonial Theatre NH Presents:
The Chieftains

The Colonial Theatre
95 Main Street, Keene, NH 
7:30 pm | 603 352-2033
Buy Tix | thecolonial.org

Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains are now recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world’s attention. They have uncovered the wealth of great Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, and made the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. Don’t miss the fun as Paddy Moloney and band celebrate their St. Patrick’s Day bash at The Colonial Theatre in NH!
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March 13-17

The Dropkick Murphys

House of Blues
15 Lansdowne Street
Boston
Show Times: 7pm on 13, 14, 16
2pm & 7pm on 15th
6pm on 17th
1-888-693-BLUE | Directions | Tickets | houseofblues.com

Irish-punk rockers, the Dropkick Murphys, always return home to Massachusetts to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here’s a chance to see one of Boston’s best bands!




March 13-14

InterContinental Boston: Take the Elevator Home

InterContinental Boston
510 Atlantic Avenue, Boston
E-Mail: Barry McMenamin or call him at 617 217-5008. Book Online Here

On March 13th & 14th, enjoy a special rate of $179 for a city view room at InterContinental Boston. Or upgrade to a Premier, Water View or Club InterContinental room at special reduced rates. Enjoy high speed internet access, fitness center featuring “Spa InterContinental”, steam room, and 45 foot pool. If you encounter any problems with your booking, or need phone assistance, please call central reservations at 800-327-0200 and quote rate code “IE91U”.




March 13

American Ireland Fund: Boston Young Leaders -
St. Patrick's Celebration

The Wharf Room, Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
7-10 pm | 617 574-0720 | $125
irlfunds.org

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations for Boston Young Leaders of the American Ireland Fund. Music TBD, open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Silent auction & raffle - - Red Sox & Celtics tickets, Golf at premier New England courses, Hotel stays, spa days…and more!




March 14

Lawrence Hosts 45th  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, with entertainment by the Silver Spears Irish Showband at noon. Awarding of the John E. Fenton Citizenship Award. Part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations, and sponsored by Division 8 AOH.




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March 14
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 Carlos Núñez (pictured left), the Alan Kelly Gang, and traditional duo Caitlín nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Read about this year's amazing artists here. Keith Murphy from Newfoundland is back again as musical director. He is a founding member of Nightingale, a trio which broke new ground in its sophisticated approach to traditional music
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March 14, 15, 16, 17

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations at the Irish Cultural Centre

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

Join in the fun and festivities at the Irish Cultural Centre for four days of non-stop fun:
Friday, March 14: Kick off the weekend with Joshua Tree 8pm | Tickets $15 pp. 
Saturday, March 15: Doors open at 1pm. Featuring live Irish Music, Traditional Irish session by Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, and more! Food served all day. $5 for Adults | Kids free
Sunday, March 16: Doors open at 10am. Irish Breakfast, Sunday Mass, Live Irish Music, Irish Dance performances throughout the day, Kids Korner with storytelling from 1-5pm, face painting and more, Corned Beef & Cabbage served all day. $5 for Adults | Kids free
Monday, March 17: Take a break from work and join us for lunch or dinner. Live Irish Music, Corned Beef & Cabbage served from 11am on all day. No cover. ICC is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2014.




March 14

Tin Can Hooley

Canadian American Club
202 Arlington Street
Watertown
8:00 pm | canadianamericanclub.com

Annual St Paddys day Pub Party.  Starts 8:00 p.m. You are invited to bring an instrument and play a tune or sing a irish song. Special Guest is Patrick Kennedy and Tin Can Hooley (pictured).




March 14

Deadbeat Band

Chameleon Club
11 Fourth St., Dover, NH
9:30 p.m. | 603-343-4390 | bostondeadbeat.com

Mark Karan, guitarist of Bob Weir & RatDog and The Other Ones, will be joining DeadBeat to rock the house for a couple of Jammin’ sets! This is a wonderful opportunity to see one of the greatest players in the Dead family strut his stuff, up close and personal, and with the backing of one of the area’s favorite Grateful Dead tribute bands. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Oral Cancer Foundation.




March 14

Irish Networking Society St. Patricks Day Celebration

Boston Society of Architects
290 Congress Street, Boston
irishconsulateboston.org

Full details to come.
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March 15, 16 & 17

Irish Heritage Trail Guided Walking Tour

Tour begins at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common
Tour includes Sites 1 through 13
4 TOURS ONLY: March 15 @ 2:00 pm | March 16 @ 2:00 pm | March 17 @ 11:00 am & 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.




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March 15
WGBH Presents: A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
8:00 p.m. | 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 Alan Kelly Gang (pictured left), Carlos Núñez, and young Irish music masters Caitlín nic Gabhann and Ciarán Ó Maonaigh. Read more about this year's amazing artists here.  Keith Murphy from Newfoundland returns as musical director.  
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March 15 & 16

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

Robinson Theatre
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
781-891-5600 | Groups: 781-891-5600 X 1201
Saturday: 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm | Sunday: 2:00 pm
reaglemusictheatre.com | Tickets | Directions

The Reagle Theatre of Greater Boston is presenting its 16th 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 show is led by master fiddler Séamus Connolly, step dancing champion Liam Harney, the Reynolds family, and a cast of superb singers, musicians and dancers. The Reagle Theatre of Greater Boston is one of the region’s premier community arts organizations, and puts on a wonderful show each year!
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March 15

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

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Stephen E. Smith Center
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30-11:30 am | Free Performances For Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1644 - - Reservations required | Celebrate! Series | 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 15

BRT Presents: David Francey

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $13 advanced, $15 show night | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

David Francey has released 11 albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer. In concert David is a singer and a storyteller. His wry humor and astute observations combined with his openhearted singing style have earned him a loyal following. His new album reflects his own journey through a period of struggle. "The lesson learned," he says, "was to celebrate every day spent on this side of the soil and to keep marching no matter what comes our way."




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March 16

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

Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
3:00 p.m. | 617-496-2222 | wgbh.org | Buy Tix!

Sanders Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge, is the perfect venue for the grand finale of this year's St. Patrick’s Celtic Sojourn, created and hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH radio.   Artists include the exciting duo of concertina champion Caitlín nic Gabhann and fiddle star Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (pictured left), along with Carlos Núñez, considered the greatest piper to come out of Galacia, Spain, and Ireland's great group, The Alan Kelly Gang.   Read about this year's amazing artists here.   Musical director  Keith Murphy, founding member of Nightingale and a native of musically rich Newfoundland, has put together another award winning show of the very best Celtic music.
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March 16-21 & 23-28

Dine Out Boston

Various Venues in Greater Boston
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity
bostonusa.com

Formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston®, Dine Out Boston offers some of Boston's finest dining at affordable prices.  Try a new restaurant or get back to an old favorite. Enjoy a 3 course prix fixe meal being served at one of the 200+ participating restaurants.





March 16

BRT Presents: Pendragon - - CD Release

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 pm | $15 advanced, $18 show night
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. They are joined by guest dancer Erika Damiani. 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. 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 17

Ireland Forever - - St. Patrick's Celebrations at Beat Hôtel

Beat Hôtel
Harvard Square, 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge
5 pm-12 am for Food & Libations, 8 pm-12 am for Performance | NO COVER CHARGE!
617 499-0001 | beathotel.com

The Beat Hôtel, Harvard Square’s coolest new music venue, kicks off its 1st St. Patrick’s Day celebration in style with music duo Matt and Shannon Heaton. The husband/wife team has a vast repertoire of Irish songs, tunes and wit that gets to the essence of Ireland’s rich culture.  The Heatons’ authentic aires are complemented by the savory Irish tastes of Executive Chef Rebecca Newell, who has whipped up a feast of Irish and American dishes like Corned Beef and Cabbage, Irish Stew, Fish & Chips and other delights to get you in the St. Patrick's Day spirit!
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March 17

Erin Go Beehive - - St. Patrick's Celebrations at the Beehive

The Beehive
541 Tremont Street, Boston
5 pm-1 am for Food & Libations, 8 pm-12 am for Performance | NO COVER CHARGE!
617 423-0069 | beehiveboston.com

The South End’s favorite jazz haunt comes alive on St. Patrick’s Day when Irish-born singer/songwriter Katie McD takes the stage at the 7th annual St. Patrick's Day festivities. The Galway native came to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music, and her repertoire of Irish traditional melodies and original new songs reflects that musical journey.  And popular Chef Marc Orfaly is adding an Irish flair to his award-winning menu, with Irish-American specialities like Grilled Lamb and Colcannon Mashed Potatoes and FInaan Haddie Smoked Fish & Chips.   
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March 17

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day @ The Burren

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville
8:00 am - 2:00 am | 617 776-6896 | burren.com | Details to come.

Get the day off to a great start with a Full Irish Breakfast. Corned Beef & Cabbage & other Irish favorites available all day. Burren’s Back Room has continuous live music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!  Join Tommy, Louise and friends in the front room for an all-day traditional Irish music session.
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March 19

Sharon Corr (from The Corrs)

Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Avenue, Boston
8:00 p.m. | 617-562-8801 | BUY TIX HERE

Sharon Corr – Grammy Nominee / Brit Award Winner, singer / songwriter and violinist – hugely successful both as a member of legendary Irish group The Corrs and as as a solo artist is releasing her second solo album entitled “The Same Sun”. The album was recorded in LA and produced by the legendary Mitchell Froom. The sound is much more stripped back and organic from her first album – allowing Sharon to sing from the heart directly to her listeners. Here's your chance to catch her live performance in Boston.
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March 19

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Seán Keane

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 p.m. | 617 776-6896 | BUY TIX! | burren.com

From traditional through country to the contemporary, Seán Keane's unique interpretation is what has set him apart, and this concert promises to be one of the highlights of the series in 2014. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations.  It has already created dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




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March 20 - - (Festival plays March 20-23)
Irish Film Festival Boston: RUN & JUMP

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

BEST BREAKTHROUGH FEATURE: Directed by Academy Award nominee Steph Green and featuring Saturday Night Live star Will Forte, this life-affirming film embraces the healing power of love and family in all of its idiosyncratic forms. 102 minutes. Plays with: Volkwagen Joe, (Most inspiring Best Short Award): Northern Ireland 1981 - Faced with an impossible decision, a conflicted border-town mechanic is forced to make a choice that will change his life forever. Ruth McCabe and Director Steph Green in person. New England Premier. Award Presentation and Filmmaker Q+A to follow both screenings.
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March 21

JFK Library Forum Presents: JFK and Japan

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 - - Reservations required | jfklibrary.org

In 1962, to prepare for a diplomatic trip he planned to take in 1964, President Kennedy asked his brother, Robert Kennedy, to travel to Japan. Join RFK's oldest child, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, as she discusses her parents' historic visit with Dartmouth College Professor Jennifer Lind and Harvard Professor Emeritus Akira Iriye. This event is co-sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Boston.




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March 22 - - (Festival plays March 20-23)
Irish Film Festival Boston:
NOBLE

Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville | 5:30 p.m.
irishfilmfestival.com | Directions | Details here | Tickets

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: Noble is the true story of a funny, feisty and courageous woman called Christina Noble who overcomes the difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon in 1989, fourteen years after the end of the war. Director Stephen Bradley and Deirdre O’Kane in person. 101 minutes.
New England Premier. Q&A to follow screening.

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March 22

BRT Presents: Legends Of The Celtic Harp:
Featuring Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter

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

Three of the premier Celtic harpers in the world will take you deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument. Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. Lisa Lynne (pictured) plays Irish bouzouki, Celtic harp and mandolin. She has gained worldwide recognition for her original music. Aryeh Frankfurter plays the Swedish nyckelharpa, cittern and Celtic harp. A renowned Celtic harper and world traveling multi-instrumentalist, he has gone from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music.




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March 23 - - (Festival plays March 20-23)
Irish Film Festival Boston: THE IRISH PUB

Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville | 5:30 p.m.
irishfilmfestival.com | Directions | Details here | Tickets

The Irish Pub, a tribute to the greatest institution in Irish society - the pub, or more specifically, the traditional Irish publicans who run them. 76 minutes. Plays with: Handing Down the Tunes, which covers the life of Clare born musician Tommy McCarthy, beginning with his early days growing up on the family farm near Kilmichil, and learning to play music at the age of 9. A turning point came when he first heard the great piper, Leo Rowsome. 52 minutes. Director: Ken Lynam. Tommy McCarthy in person.
New England Premier. Q&A to follow screening.
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March 23

The Irish Rovers
Farewell Tour - "Final Boston-area Performance"

Cary Memorial Hall
1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
3:00 p.m. | caryhallshows.com | Irish Rovers Show | Buy Tix

Musical Icons The Irish Rovers are on their farewell tour after 50 years of playing together. The final Boston-area performance of this farewell will take place at Cary Hall on March 23. It will be an historic day in musical history, a chance to enjoy an Irish Rovers performance one last time, and a chance to say thank you for the music, the revelry and the spirit that is The Irish Rovers.
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March 26

JFK Library Forum Presents: Bipartisanship and American Unity

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 - - Reservations required | jfklibrary.org

Join a special conversation on the state of our national politics with former members of congress and presidential advisors including, among others, Olympia Snowe and Vicki Kennedy. This forum is presented in collaboration with the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute and USA Today.




March 27

Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop and Lecture Series
Irish Music on Fiddle, Guitar and Flute

Boston College, Walsh Hall Function Room
150 St. Thomas More Road, Chestnut Hill Campus
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Free & open to the public
617 552-6396 | bc.edu

The Gaelic Roots Program, sponsored by the Center for Irish Programs at Boston College, is a series of Gaelic music with song, dance, and lectures directed by BC Sullivan Artist-in-Residence, Séamus Connolly. Irish Music on Fiddle, Guitar and Flute: Concert by Sheila Falls (pictured) and Mark Roberts.




March 28-May 3

Huntington Theatre Presents:
Becoming Cuba

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times
huntingtontheatre.org

In 1898 Cuba on the eve of the Spanish-American War, spirited widow Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when the rebellion comes home to Havana, she must choose between loyalty to country or to family. By turns funny, steamy, and political, this powerful new drama from Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez asks whether freedom is something we all want.




March 29

BRT Presents: Eastern Medicine Singers

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
2:00 pm | $12.00 AD, $7.00 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 29

BRT Presents: The Jobe / Redfearn Project

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $12.00
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

The Jobe/Redfearn Project features two contrasting but complementary Rhode Island composers: Steven Jobe and Alec Redfearn (pictured). Expect colorful instrumentation - accordion, violin, viola, cello, hurdy-gurdy and percussion for an eclectic mix that’s truly different.  Selections range from a Satie-like melody by Jobe entitled "O'Reilly's Waltz," to a characteristically twisted selection by Redfearn, "Tramadoliday."




March 31

JFK Library Forum Presents: Spying: From Eisenhower to Obama

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 - - Reservations required | jfklibrary.org

Andrew Bacevich, author and professor at Boston University; Stephen Kinzer, author of The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and their Secret World War; and Evan Thomas, author and professor of Journalism at Princeton University, discuss American intelligence gathering and international surveillance policies over the last half century through the current NSA crisis. Boston Globe national security reporter Bryan Bender moderates.




March date TBD

The Burren Presents:
Annual SLAM Easter Artist Market

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 12 - 4:00 p.m. | burren.com

Visit the SLAM Easter Local Artist Market for a great selection of unique handmade work from local artists, including: painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics & more. SLAM offers local artists a place to show & sell their work as well as an opportunity for the public to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. The Burren also offers a $5.00 Lunch Special on market day!





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