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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!
View Full Schedule

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.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




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!
View Full Schedule

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.




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. Check back for details on the performers, coming soon!




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.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




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 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

Check back for details.
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 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 in 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

Please check back for more details.
Eric McDonald & Will Woodson (pictured).




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!
View Full Schedule

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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