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ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE SCHEDULES

2019 PARADE DATES & TIMES

Cape Cod:Saturday, March 9, 2019 - - 11:00 am
Providence, RI:Saturday, March 9, 2019 - - Noon
Newport, RI:Saturday, March 16, 2019 - - 11:00 am
Abington:Sunday, March 17, 2019 - - 1:00 pm
Boston:Sunday, March 17, 2019 - - 1:00 pm
Holyoke:Sunday, March 17, 2019 - - Noon
Scituate:Sunday, March 17, 2019 - - 1:00 pm
Lawrence:Saturday, March 23, 2019 - - 1:00 pm
Weymouth:Sunday, March 24, 2019 - - Time TBA
Worcester:Sunday, March 24, 2019 - - Noon

Dublin, Ireland:
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - - Noon

PARADE DETAILS HERE






Once presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company

WIN FREE TIX!

March 1 - April 7

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents:
ONCE

SpeakEasy Stage Company
Calderwood Pavilion Theatre at the BCA
539 Tremont Street, Boston
617 933-8600 | speakeasystage.com | Buy Tix

An exceptional ensemble of actor/musicians bring to life this enchanting tale of an unexpected romance between a down-on-his-luck Dublin street musician and a lively, determined Czech immigrant. Winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is an unforgettable story that reminds us of the importance of going for our dreams, and the power of music to connect us all. (Approx. 2 hrs. 30 mins - 1 intermission).
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX FOR MARCH 20 @ 7:30 pm!




Boston Wine Festival

Through March 29

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 30th 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.




Mike Ladd at AOH Worcester

March 1

AOH Worcester Presents:
Mike Ladd

Fiddler's Green
Hibernian Hall
Worcester, MA
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
aohworcester.com | aoh.com

Mike Ladd has been a strong presence in central Massachusetts for almost thirty years. His completely original style of writing and performing at times defies description, leaving audiences captivated. Ladd’s music weaves aggression and beauty, intensity, and subtlety into a tapestry that has earned the respect and admiration of his peers in the music industry.




Irish Flag Raising

March 1

Irish Flag Raising
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence City Hall
Common Street, Lawrence
FREE event | 11:00 a.m. | lawrenceheritage.org
Click here to view complete schedule | div8aoh.homestead.com

March 1, 2019  Irish Flag Raising across from City Hall – Common St. @11 a.m. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. Irish Heritage Month is 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. For inf on AOH Membership please write to:  Division 8 AOH Organizer, PO Box 1407, Lawrence, MA 01842 or e-mail the organizer.




Newport Irish Heritage Month

March 1-31

Discover Newport Presents:
The 42nd 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.




Shannon Heaton at BRT

March 2

BRT Presents: Irish Music Stories Live
Shannon Heaton with George Keith, Joey Abarta & John Coyne

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $16 or $18 at door | Reserve by Phone: 401-725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Equal parts concert and culture show, Heaton’s solo multi-media show tells universal stories through an Irish music lens. With flute, voice, and pre-recorded stories and sound design, Irish Music Stories Live is an onstage extension of Heaton's acclaimed Irish Music Stories Podcast. Heaton welcomes fiddle player George Keith, uilleann piper Joey Abarta, and bouzouki player John Coyne to perform in the second set.




John Connors and the Irish Express

March 2

Lawrence Hosts 148th 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
Click here to view complete schedule
div8aoh.homestead.com | 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. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH – Handicap Accessible.




Johnny Ray

March 2

AOH Salem Presents:
Johnny Ray

Salem AOH Division 18
104 Boston Street, Salem
 978 744-9817
salemaoh.com | aoh.com

Johnny Ray is a classic rock/R&B singer best known for his ability to engage audiences on a personal level.  He achieved success with a solid work ethic and a dynamic show that's been captivating audiences from his home town of Boston to Las Vegas for over two decades. John the AOH on March 2nd and catch this great performer!




Christopher Klein Author

March 3

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
Click here to view complete schedule
div8aoh.homestead.com | lawrenceheritage.org

"The Irish of Massachusetts” and White Fund Lecture with Christopher J. Klein (pictured) - history author and writer – will discuss his new book, When the Irish Invaded Canada: The Incredible True Story of the Civil War Veterans Who Fought for Ireland's Freedom at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St, Lawrence, MA @ 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. (FREE) – Handicap Accessible.




Dine Out Boston

March 3-8 and 10-15, 2019

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.





Colm Keegan at ICC

March 4

ICCNE Presents:
Colm Keegan: The History of Ireland through Music

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
5:00-10:30 pm - 3-part program
irishculture.org | 781 821-8291
Buy Tix Here

This brand new show is a combination of music and history as Colm Keegan merges a Ted Talk concept, telling the story of Irish history through the medium of PowerPoint presentation with live music. Ireland is rich in history and culture and you will enjoy both in this 3-part evening of sound check at 5 pm, Irish language workshop at 6pm, and at 7:30pm, an Irish history through music presentation.




Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

March 4, 11, 18, 25

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.




Open House Lawrence Public Library

March 6, 20 & 27

Open House:
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Public Library
South Lawrence Branch,
135 Parker Street,
Lawrence, MA
Click here to view complete schedule
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Open House 10:30 am – 1:00 pm - March 6, 20, 27.
Showcase of Irish Books, CD’s and DVD’s - March 6, 20, 27.
Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. (FREE) – Handicap Accessible.




Celtic Tenors

March 8

Rockport Music Presents:
The Celtic Tenors

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $45 - $61 | 8:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

The triple platinum selling Celtic Tenors have established themselves as one the most successful classical artists ever to emerge from Ireland.  James Nelson, Daryl Simpson and Matthew Gilsenan have performed with some of the world’s leading orchestras including The Toronto Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, and the Vancouver Symphony orchestra. Catch them live at the Shalin Liu on March 8th.




Bina McLoughlin - Queen of Connemara

March 8

ICCNE Presents: Documentary: “The Queen of Connemara”

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
8:00-9:00 pm | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org

This film is the brainchild of Massachusetts historian Phil Brown who teamed up with film maker, Ed Hannigan, to produce an hour-long documentary on Bina McLoughlin, who died in 2001. Bina – often referred to as ‘The Last Shepherdess’ – was one of the great characters of the Connemara region down through the decades, noted for her farming exploits, storytelling, singing and acting. A chance conversation between Phil, who was vacationing in Ireland – and a taxi driver, prompted the making of The Queen of Connemara. Q&A to follow. $5 suggested donation at the door.




Danu at Rockport

WIN FREE TIX!
March 9

Rockport Music Presents:
Danú

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $38 - $52 | 8:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

One of Ireland’s most cherished Irish folk bands and among the leaders of the new traditionalist movement in Celtic music, Danú has been thrilling audiences with their instrumental virtuosity and powerfully emotive ballads for close to 20 years. The talented septet has successfully brought Celtic music back to its earthy, traditional roots while keeping a modern, youthful sensibility. The band has released seven records since forming in 1994, and has been voted Best Overall Traditional Act by Dublin magazine's Irish Music, as well as the Best Traditional Group twice in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Catch them live at the Shalin Liu.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




Writers Workshop for Women at ICC Canton

March 9

ICCNE Presents: Writers Workshop for Women

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
$30 / $25 members | Limited space (15 people)
9:30 am-1:00 pm | 781 821-8291 | register here
irishculture.org

In 2014, after the publication of her children’s novel, Dublin author and Martha Vineyard resident, Lara O’Brien, began teaching writing workshops around themes of self discovery and personal history. In this writing circle format, you will write to prompts, read and receive feedback that supports your writing and story within a fun and encouraging environment. Heritage, home and connection to place is the theme of this workshop. No previous writing experience is necessary.




Red Hot Chilli Pipers at The Palace

March 9

The Cabot Presents:
Red Hot Chilli Pipers

The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA
8:00 p.m. | Doors 7:00 p.m.
$29.50 - $49.50 | Buy Tix
thecabot.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 annually and garnered 350,000 fans on Facebook.
Check out their live show here, then purchase tix so you don't miss out on this fun-filled night!




JFK Library Celebrations

March 9

JFK Library Celebrate!
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
617 514-1643
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.
Reservations are required for all visitors to this free program. 




Heron Valley Band

March 10

BRT Presents:
Heron Valley

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 pm | $18 or $22 at door | Reserve by Phone: 401-725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Heron Valley is an energetic, young folk band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. The six-piece, energy fuelled group comprises: Alex Mackechnie - Fiddle / Accordion / Guitar, Nick Hamilton - Drums / Banjo, Abigail Pryde - Vocals / Guitar, Euan McNab - Bagpipes / Whistles / Guitar, Arlene Mackechnie - Piano, and Callum Cronin - Bass Guitar.




Dueling Dragons by Marjorie Harshaw Robie

March 10

Author Reading by Marjorie Harshaw Robie
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center
1 Jackson Street, Lawrence
FREE event | 2:00 pm | Handicap Accessible
Click here
to view complete schedule
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Marjorie Harshaw Robie, will discuss her book, “Dueling Dragons – The Struggle For Ireland 1849 – 1875” - at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St., Lawrence, MA at 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. (FREE) - Handicap Accessible.




Ruth O'Leary of Sephira

March 10

ICCNE Presents:
Sephira Live in Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Open 11:30 am for Breakfast - Show: 2:00-4:00 pm
781 821-8291 | Show: $25 / $20 members
irishculture.org | Buy Tix

This dynamic rock fiddle duo (sisters Ruth, pictured, and Joyce O'Leary) filled the ICC last Nov with their wonderful performance. They return to kick-start St. Pat's season at the ICC.  Their television credits include appearances with Andrea Bocelli, Kanye West, Michael Buble and Enya. They have toured the US & Canada with "Celtic Thunder" and are featured on many of their DVDs. 




boston harbor hotel

March 12

Boston Harbor Hotel Presents: Irish Whiskey Dinner
by Chef Daniel Bruce

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
Reception: 6:30 p.m. | 3-Course Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
$110 per person (tax & gratuity included)
bhh.com | Buy Tix

In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, join the Rowes Wharf Bar at the Boston Harbor Hotel for a Prizefight & Pearse Irish Whiskey Dinner! The dinner will feature Prizefight Brand Ambassador, Brent Paquin & Pearce Brand Ambassador, Garrett Smith. Reception: Prizefight Cocktail - Grilled Whiskey Laced Shrimp, Smokey Shallot Sauce. Three Course Dinner: Prizefight Whiskey - Flash Smoked Char Roasted Irish Salmon, Mashed Neeps, Crispy Wild Mushrooms, Whiskey Butter. Pearse Original Whiskey - “Shepherd’s Pie,” Braised Lamb, Golden Tatties, Sweet Corn, Kale. Pearse Distillers - Spiced Pear Tart, Frozen Vanilla Custard, Whiskey Caramel, Concord Grape Fluid Gel.




Matt & Shannon Heaton

March 15

Rockport Music Presents:
St. Patrick’s Ceilidh with Matt & Shannon Heaton

Upstairs on Main - Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $10, GA: $15 | 8:00 pm | rockportmusic.org

Since their move to Boston in 2001, Matt and Shannon Heaton have become an integral part of Boston’s vibrant trad music scene: Shannon co-founded the Boston Celtic Music Fest in 2003 and was named 2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council Traditional Artist Fellow. And addition to his work as an Irish accompanist, Matt has also received multiple Massachussetts Cultural Council Grants for his work with kids. Matt and Shannon are comfortable onstage and have a warm connection with their audiences. They are world class American performers with Irish roots and universal appeal. 




Lawrence - Saint Patrick's Day Luncheon

March 15

Lawrence Hosts 50th 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: 603-560-8192
Click here to view complete schedule
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Traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage served at noon, with entertainment by the Silver Spears Irish Showband. Awarding of the Honorable John E. Fenton Citizenship Award. Part of Irish Heritage Month Celebrations. This event is sponsored by Division 8 AOH. Handicap Accessible.




Voices of the Foyle Choir

March 15

ICCNE Presents:
Voices of the Foyle

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 p.m. | $15 - Members $10
781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Formed in 2015, the Derry-based choir Voices of the Foyle (Glórtha an Fheabail) is a contemporary ensemble which performs a lively set of traditional classics with a modern twist along with a wide range of contemporary pop. Under the direction of Founder & Musical Director Ruth McPhillips, the group was formed to combine social and musical interaction. Catch them live at the ICC for a memorable night.




Yokeshire

March 16-17

ICCNE Presents: St. Patrick's Weekend Celebrations

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

St Patrick's weekend features a full schedule of live music, dancing, parties, and activities for two days. Starting on Saturday, March 16: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm: St Pat's Celebrations for Kids includes hayride, sing-a-long, watercolors, hot chocolate and more. March 17: 11am -till late: Serving corned beef and cabbage all day, live music with Yokeshire (pictured) begins at 11:15am, Connolly Academy Dancers at noon. From 2:30-5pm: music by Joe Glynn and at 3:30 pm: Green O'Leary Dancers. 5pm: DJ Dan Hallisey will get you dancing and Kenny Academy of Dance starts at 6:15pm. Enjoy traditional Irish music by Natasha Sheehy and friends. Plenty for the kids, too, with arts, crafts, facepainting, etc. Don't miss a memorable St. Patrick's Day weekend at the ICC.




Le Vent du Nord Band

March 16

BRT Presents:
Le Vent du Nord

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

The award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord is a leading force in Quebec’s progressive francophone folk movement.  The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while enhancing it’s hard-driving soulful music (rooted in the Celtic diaspora) with a broad range of global influences. Featuring button accordion, guitar and fiddle, the band’s sound is defined by the hurdy-gurdy, which adds an earthy, rough-hewn flavor to even the most buoyant dance tunes.” — Boston Herald




Irish Film Festival Lawrence

March 16

Irish Film Festival Lawrence
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center
1 Jackson Street, Lawrence
FREE event | 10:00 am | Click here to view complete schedule
div8aoh.homestead.com | lawrenceheritage.org

Irish Film Festival Lawrence 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




Keith Murphy Celtic Sojourn

WIN FREE TIX!
March 16 (2 shows!)
WGBH Presents: A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
$26, $36, $46: 3:00 pm | 7:30 pm
WGBH.org | Buy Tix!

First launched back in 2004, A St. Patrick’s Day 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 amazing Friel SistersYann Falquet and Pascal Gemme, Keith Murphy (pictured), and Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman – with more guests and dancers to be announced. Read about this year's amazing artists here.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX TO THE 7:30 PM SHOW!




Celtic Sojourn 2019 The Cabot

WIN FREE TIX!
March 17
A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly
3:00 p.m. | $28.50 - $48.50
Buy Tickets Here | TheCabot.org

WGBH presents the 12th annual A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan for the third time in Beverly at The Cabot Theatre on Sunday, March 17. This year’s cast showcases exquisite musicianship from groups and individuals representing the core tradition as well as the wide range of connections to Irish music around the world. The amazing Friel SistersYann Falquet and Pascal Gemme, Keith Murphy, and Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman – with more guests and dancers to be announced! “St. Patrick’s Day – indeed the whole month of March – is a time for many in the Irish diaspora to celebrate their own roots,” says Brian O’Donovan, producer and host for the concert series.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




Belfast Cowboys

March 17

AOH Worcester Presents:
Belfast Cowboys

Fiddler's Green
Hibernian Hall
Worcester, MA
aohworcester.com | aoh.com

The Belfast Cowboys are a nine-piece band that specializes in the music of Van Morrison. Powered by a four-piece horn section, the Cowboys have risen to the top of music scene, and have consistently packed houses and wowed crowds since 2002. Between the smaller version of the band (St Dominic's Trio) and the full-throttle Cowboys, the band average 120 shows a year.




Finding Dimes Band

March 17

AOH Salem Presents:
Finding Dimes

Salem AOH Division 18
104 Boston Street, Salem
 978 744-9817
salemaoh.com | | aoh.com

The AOH Salem welcomes the Finding Dimes band - one of the North Shore's favorite bands. The band features: Diane Smith (vocals), Mike MacIver (guitar & vocals), Ray DeNice (saxaphone), Rohan Goodsir (drums) & Tommy Smith (bass & vocals). Enjoy the party at AOH Salem to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!




JFK Library Forum

March 19

JFK Library Forum
Exploring Race through Drama

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00-7:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public
617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register

Keith Hamilton Cobb, actor and author of American Moor, and David Howse, executive director of ArtsEmerson, examine the powerful role performance can play in catalyzing conversations on race, equality, and social challenges with Lizzy Cooper Davis, a professor at Emerson working at the intersection of arts and social justice. The discussion portion of this Forum will be livestreamed starting at 6:15 p.m. approx. 




Carter Street Band

March 22

AOH Worcester Presents:
Carter Street Band

Fiddler's Green
Hibernian Hall
Worcester, MA
aohworcester.com

Celebrate St. Patrick’s season with the Carter Street Band - seasoned acoustic musicians who play bluegrass, old-timey, Irish, Contra Dance, and classic roots music. Featuring Seth Asser on guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and vocals; Dave Coleman on mandolin and guitar; Sean Regan on the Irish Bodhran; Martin Miller on tenor banjo; Evy Dueck on fiddle, Dave Kassel on fiddle and vocals and Brian Rost on stand-up bass.




Float Like a Butterfly - Irish Film Festival Boston

WIN FREE TIX!
March 22
(Screenings runs March 22-24)
Irish Film Festival Boston
Float Like A Butterfly

Somerville Theater
55 Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 - 10:30 pm | irishfilmfestival.com
Directions | Buy Tix

Join IFFB for the New England premieres of Float Like A Butterfly, 2019 Director’s Choice Feature and Late Afternoon, 2019 Director’s Choice Short Film! This stellar Friday night program features two of Ireland's most talked about films of the year; Float Like A Butterfly won the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize for the Discovery Program at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival and Late Afternoon has been nominated for Best Animated Short at this year's Oscars.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




MAZE: Starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Barry Ward

March 23-25

MAZE
Starring Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Barry Ward

Somerville Theatre
55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA
mazethemovie.com

MAZE charts how inmate Larry Marley, played by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers: Infinity WarThe Cured), becomes chief architect of the largest prison escape in Europe since WW II – an escape which he plans but does not go on himself. Up against the most state-of-the-art, secure prison in Europe – a prison within a prison, Larry schemes his way into close contact with prison warder Gordon Close, played by Barry Ward. When the escape finally takes place, thirty-eight prisoners reach the main gate and nineteen get away. Gordon is stunned by Larry’s betrayal and his own foolishness. Both of them have been irrevocably changed by their interaction. Their relationship represents the beginning of dialogue between the two sides, the first spark of the eventual peace process.




Lost and Found - Irish Film Festival Boston

March 24

Irish Film Festival Boston
Lost And Found

Landmark Cinema
Kendall Square, Cambridge
2:00 pm | irishfilmfestival.com | Buy Tix

Co-presented with Landmark’s Kendall Square Cinema, Lost and Found is a feature film with 7 interconnecting stories set in and around the Lost and Found office of an Irish train station. All segments are inspired by true stories, share a theme of something lost or found and characters that weave in and out of each other’s lives.




Lunasa live at BRT

March 24 (2 shows)

BRT Presents: Lúnasa

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
Reserve by Phone: 401-725-9272
4:00 pm & 8:00 pm | $30, $35 at the door | riverfolk.org

Lúnasa is indeed a gathering of some of the top musical talents in Ireland. For 20 years, its members have formed the backbone of some of the greatest Irish groups of the decade. Bassist Trevor Hutchinson was a key member of The Waterboys. Kevin Crawford, considered to be among the finest flutists in Ireland, played with Moving Cloud and piper Cillian Vallely comes from the same talented musical family as brother Niall, of Buille and the Karan Casey Band. Dynamic guitarist Patrick Doocey is joined by fiddler Colin Farrell whose 2015 CD "Make A Note" was awarded Instrumental Album of the year by LiveIreland.




Terri Kelley

March 24

Celtic Melodies - Pianist Terri Kelley And Vocalist Bill Donelan
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Public Library
Sargent Auditorium
51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence
2:00 p.m. | FREE | Handicap Accessible
Click here to view complete schedule
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Presented by Division 8 AOH, Celtic Melodies - From Ancient Gaelic Aires To Current Songs is an all-new program performed by Vocalist Bill Donelan and Pianist Terri Kelley (pictured) at the Lawrence Public Library, Sargent Auditorium, Lawrence.




President Jimmy Carter

March 25

JFK Library Forum - New Insights:
Native American History in the Colonial Period

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00-7:30 pm | Free & Open to the Public
617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register

Stuart E. Eizenstat, former chief White House domestic policy adviser to President Jimmy Carter and Ambassador to the European Union, discusses his new book, President Carter: The White House Years, with Meredith Evans, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.




JFK Library & Museum

March 27

JFK Library Forum - New Insights:
Native American History in the Colonial Period

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00-7:30 pm | 617 514-1643 | jfklibrary.org | Register

Colin Calloway, Dartmouth professor of history and author of The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, The First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation, and Julia A. King, St. Mary’s College of Maryland professor of anthropology, discuss recent historical research into Native American life with Philip Deloria, Harvard professor of history.




Dr Niall Keegan flute

March 28-29

ICC Presents: 3 MasterClasses
University of Limerick, Ireland
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

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

Three Special Masterclasses. On March 28: Join a Dance Class for all levels with Dr Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain focusing on 2 and 4-hand dances.  Orfhlaith will also lead a Masterclass for all levels. There are 2 master classes on the 29th: Dr Sandra Joyce, Director of The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance will lead a Masterclass for Singers of all levels and Dr Niall Keegan, pictured, Associate Director and Director of Undergraduate Studies will lead a Masterclass in flute for all levels.




Celtic Woman in Concord NH

WIN TIX!
March 29

Celtic Woman: Ancient Land Tour

Capitol Center for the Arts
44 South Main Street
Concord, NH
8:00 p.m. | Purchase Tix Here | Three more New England shows here

Celtic Woman is performing songs from their latest PBS TV Special and album, Ancient Land, released in November 2018.  The 18-track album includes original compositions, Irish traditional songs and reimagined workings of contemporary songs. The tour also introduces Celtic Woman’s newest member, Megan Walsh, who joins vocalists Mairéad Carlin and Éabha McMahon along with Tara McNeill on violin, accompanied by an orchestra and a full Irish band of drums and pipes, whistles, singers and dancers. You won't want to miss this new and breathtaking Ancient Land Tour coming to New England in late March and early April.
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University of Limerick Concert

March 30

ICC Presents: Traditional Irish Concert with University of Limerick
Featuring UL Faculty & Guests

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. | 781 821-8291
Admission is free and all are welcome.
irishculture.org | Register here

This one time only concert will be held Saturday, 30th March 2019 from 7pm-8pm in the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton, Boston and will feature special guest appearances by world renowned musicians and Professors from The Irish World Academy of Music & Dance Dr Sandra Joyce, Dr Niall Keegan and Dr Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain. The night will also feature performances by internationally recognised Irish World Academy of Music & Dance alumni such as Áine Minogue and many more.




Vox Hunters at BRT

March 30

BRT Presents:
The Vox Hunters / Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr

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

The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi), pictured, present their exciting repertoire of driving dance tunes blended with an unorthodox collection of interesting songs in this concert's first set. The Vox Hunters are seekers and singers of old songs, cultivators of local music, and chronic multi-instrumentalists. They are touted as strong tradition-bearers in their generation, and their genuine affinity for the music is evident in the emotion they draw from it. Followed in the second set by Jane Rothfield and Allan Carr.




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