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November 2008 Events Calendar

November 2

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The
Dardanelles with Matthew Byrne

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

The Dardanelles are a new breed of folk musician with a wide sense of the world, out to show that Newfoundland traditional music is alive, vibrant, and powerful (Emilia Bartellas, pictured). The Burren Backroom Series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




November 4-13

Discover Newport Presents:
10th Annual Newport Restaurant Week Fall

Newport County Restaurants
Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI
$16 for three-course lunch | $35 for three-course dinner.
401-845-9117 | discovernewport.org
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Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering menus this season with 3 course prix-fixe lunches for $16 and dinners for $35  at over 55 participating restaurants throughout Bristol and Newport County; experience culinary walking tours, chef demos, affordable palate-pleasing lodging packages, special themed events and more.




November 4

ICCNE Presents:
Ann Kirrane and Gabriel
Donoghue

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
$20 | Members: $15 | 7:30 pm
781-821-8291 | irishculture.org

Ann Kirrane (pictured) is a member of the famous Bellharbour, Co.Clare family of traditional musicians. She plays concertina in the same traditional style as her father, Chris Droney, and grandfather, Jim. A talented musician, Ann won the All Ireland Championship three times. These days, Ann's voice is her primary instrument. She was born to sing so please join the ICC to experience a great night of music and song.




November 5

BRT Presents:
Paddy Keenan

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15.00 / $18.00 day of show
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Generally acknowledged as one the most accomplished uilleann piper performing today, Paddy is certainly one of the most brilliant musicians of his generation. He can rightfully claim his place alongside such open-style legends as pipers John Cash and Johnny Doran. Catch him live at the BRT.




November 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.




November 12

BRT Presents:
Robbie O'Connell and Rose Clancy

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15.00 / $18.00 day of show
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Check back for details.
Coming soon!




November 13

ICCNE Presents:
Canton Céilí

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 pp 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!
Held the second Sunday of each month.




November 16

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Galen Fraser | Mairi Chaimbeul and Jenna Moynihan

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Galen Fraser, pictured, son of Alasdair Fraser, is an accomplished fiddler and composer with a love for improvisation, collaboration and spontaneity. The innovative harp and fiddle duo of Mairi Chaimbeul and Jenna Moynihan is the other half of this double bill. The Burren Backroom Series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




November 18

ICCNE Presents: Author Ellen Alder

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:00 pm | Click here for details
781-821-8291 | irishculture.org

ICCNE Library Director, Dave Barrett, promises that this will not be a standard author reading. The ICCNE Library and staff members were involved in post release research as well as the development of some creative audio/visual displays for this book. This is the first time the library staff have undertaken such involvement with an author. Ellen will be speaking about her book “Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke” which was launched in late June. An historical novel, this book is based on the life and times of Florence Burke from County Cork, Ireland - the author's 2x great grandfather. You won't want to miss this. Details here.




November 19

Discover Newport Presents:
Bristol's Grand Illumination

The Burnside Building
400 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 
401-849-6454 | explorebristolri.com

A holiday tradition in Bristol that includes, caroling, music ensembles, dancing and the annual reading of ‘Twas the Night before Christmas. Gather downtown at the Burnside Building for an evening of fabulous entertainment and holiday cheer. Entertainment begins at 4pm and features amazing local talent. Santa arrives @ 5:45PM and introduces 2 lucky children that he has selected to help him flip the switch and illuminate the Town Tree at 6pm. 




November 19

BRT Presents:
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15.00
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Check back for details. Coming soon!




November 25-27

The Palace Theatre Presents:
The Nutcracker

The Place Theatre
80 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH
palacetheatre.org

Don’t miss this classic ballet performed by the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre, accompanied by Grammy Award winning conductor John McLaughlin Williams and a live orchestra. Set in 19th century Germany, this production opens at a charming Christmas party where the mysterious Dr. Drosselmeyer gives his niece, Clara a magical toy that takes her on an unforgettable journey. Complete with the iconic Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, this year’s production of The Nutcracker will dazzle audiences whether returning for the annual spectacle or experiencing it for the first time! 




November 25

JFK Library Presents:
Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers

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 | Register here

Join the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum as they share stories of both their history and modern culture in a performance that culminates with a full audience powwow in honor of Native American Heritage Month.




November 26

BRT Homecoming Concert and
Silent Auction Fundraiser

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
7:30 pm | $20
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Featuring Atwater-Donnelly, Pendragon, Ed Sweeney, The Vox Hunters and more!
Check back for more details. Coming soon!




November 30 - December 24

The Boston Pops Presents:
Holiday Pops 2016

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
617-266-1200 | bso.org | Buy Tix

Join the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart, celebrating his 21st anniversary with the orchestra, in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. Continuing one of Boston's most beloved holiday traditions, the Boston Pops opens the 2016 Boston Pops Holiday Series on Wednesday, November 30 through the December 24. Symphony Hall is transformed into a magical place for all ages as the Boston Pops perform the most beloved holiday music. Featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra, The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Then on December 30-31, join the Pops for Back to the Future and ring in the New Year on the 31st with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra.




November 30

The Burren Presents:
Benefit for Somerville Homeless Coalition

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | burren.com | Buy Tix

The 4th annual Benefit for Somerville Homeless Coalition will feature a wide variety of artists including Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. This special benefit sells out rapidly so best to buy your tix early. The line-up is still being finalized so please check back for details on this very special night.





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