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March 2008 Events Calendar


Dublin Saint Patrick's Day Parade 2018


Cape Cod:Saturday, March 9, 2019 - - 11:00 am
Providence, RI:Saturday, March 9, 2019 - - Noon
Worcester:Sunday, March 10, 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

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


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 |

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.

Irish Flag Raising

March 1

Irish Flag Raising
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence City Hall
Common Street, Lawrence
FREE event |
Check back to view schedule |

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 information on AOH Membership please write to:  Division 8 AOH Organizer, PO Box 1407, Lawrence, MA 01842 or e-mail our organizer:

Newport Irish Heritage Month

March 1-31

Discover Newport Presents:
The 42nd Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month

Newport Irish Heritage Month
Newport, RI

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 |

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.

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

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.

Newport Bridal Show 2019

March 3
Discover Newport Presents:
17th Annual Newport Bridal Show

Rosecliff | OceanCliff
Rosecliff: 548 Bellevue Avenue
OceanCliff: 65 Ridge Road
11:00 am - 4:00 pm | 401-841-0200 |

Experience Newport's biggest and best bridal event of the year. Hosted at two of the most elegant wedding venues, Rosecliff and OceanCliff, hundreds of engaged couples will be able to shop for everything they need to plan their perfect wedding all in one day! Browse the Wedding Professionals to preview the unique products and services showcased at the Newport Bridal Show. Free and fast transportation between the two properties. Live entertainment throughout the day. All guests are entered for a grand prize giveaways!

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 |

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.

Danu live in Rockport

March 9

Rockport Music Presents:

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

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
617 514-1644

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 |

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.

Irish Cultural Centre of New England

March 15-17

ICCNE Presents: St. Patrick's Celebrations

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

March 15-17 weekend features a full schedule of live music, dancing, parties, and activities for families.  On St. Patrick’s Day itself, live music and dancing begins in the morning, followed by step dance performances by local dance companies and traditional music sessions into the evening.
Check back for details.

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 | |

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

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 |

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.

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 |

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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