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May 2008 Events Calendar
President John F. Kennedy

Current Special Exhibit - - through November 2019
JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
9 am - 5 pm | AD: $14 | Seniors & Students: $12 | CH & Veterans: $10 | Ages 12 & under: Free
1 866 JFK-1960 | 617-514-1600
jfklibrary.org | Exhibit details

JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos is the title of the exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn mostly from the Kennedy Library’s collections, the exhibition chronicles historic milestones in the President’s career, administration, and his personal life. Highlights include items from his childhood and adolescence; a flag from PT 109 (the boat commanded by JFK during World War II); items relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and notes in preparation of his landmark address on civil rights. Several items have never before been displayed, including some of JFK’s personal belongings. This special exhibition reflects the arc of President Kennedy’s life—the challenges, burdens, and opportunities of his life and times—as well as the sweep of history over the last century.




Mari Black

May 5

Rockport Music Presents:
The Mari Black Trio

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $18 - $20 | 7:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

Boston-based Mari Black has created a devoted following founded on the strength of her remarkable playing, infectious compositions and stylistic shapeshifting that covers everything from Scottish reels to jazz to klezmer to American string band music. Currently touring nationally with her trio, Mari is intent on sweeping her audience away on a spirited musical adventure featuring dance music from around the globe: Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, original works, and more!




Irish Cultural Centre

May 6, 13, 20, 27

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.




Haley Richardson & Quinn Bachand

May 11

BRT Presents:
Haley Richardson & Quinn Bachand

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

Haley Richardson, a traditional Irish fiddler with a highly ornamented Sligo style, has amassed a long list of accomplishments including multiple All Ireland honors over the past decade. She has performed all over the US, Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, and Thailand. Quinn Bachand, a member of the Jeremy Kittel Band has also toured internationally with Canadian fiddle icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. Recognized as a gifted and creative guitar player, he adds a contemporary edge to traditional Celtic music.




Karan Casey Live at BRT

May 18

BRT Presents:
The Karan Casey Band

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

Renowned Irish vocalist Karan Casey will be joined by her band. 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.” Catch her live at BRT on May 18th.




May 19

BRT Presents:
Darlingside

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
Call to Reserve: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

The Boston-based quartet, Darlingside, is comprised of Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner and David Senft. Their signature harmonies draws frequent comparisons to late-60's era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Byrds. Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one.




Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

May 20-27

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,697 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




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