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March Calendar

Boston Wine Festival

Through March 27

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 32nd season 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 special 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.




Maeve Gilchrist

March 5

Rockport Music Presents:
Maeve Gilchrist with the Rasa Quartet
& Conor Hearn on guitar

Shalin Liu Performance Center (virtual event)
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
7:00 pm | 978-546-7391 | RockportMusic.org

Acclaimed Scottish harpist Maeve Gilchrist performs a concert featuring several original works from her latest release Harpweaver with original works like the title track “Harpweaver”, as well as “The Calm” and “The Storm.”  She is joined by the Rasa Quartet and guitarist Conor Hearn (of Rakish) for this beautifully engaging program.




Dr. Christine Kinealy

March 2

ICCNE Presents: Lecture by Dr. Christine Kinealy
"Sarah Parker Remond: A Black Abolitionist in Ireland"

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
6:00 pm | Free via Zoom | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Christine Kinealy is an historian, author, and founding director of Ireland's Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University. An authority on Irish history, Kinealy has lived in the US since 2007. She was named "one of the most influential Irish Americans" in 2011 by Irish America Magazine. Kinealy was born and raised in Liverpool by her father, a native of County Tipperary and her mother, whose family was from County Mayo. She earned her PhD from Trinity College Dublin, where she completed her dissertation on the introduction of the Poor Law to Ireland.




cocktails

March 4

ICCNE Presents:
Virtual Mixology Class with Terri Nixon & Devri

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:00-8:00 pm | Free via Zoom | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org | Register here

Get in the St. Patrick's Day spirit listening to live Irish music from Devri as Terry Nixon from Boston's Mr. Dooley's Irish Pub, virtually teaches you how to shake, pour, and sip your own fresh St. Patrick's Day-themed cocktails. Registration required.




Heron Valley Celtic Band

March 6

ICCNE Presents:
Heron Valley Celtic Band Virtual Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
6:00 pm | Free via Zoom | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Heron Valley is an energy fuelled, traditional band from Scotland. Its roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, including traditional Scots song and Scottish piping tunes and irish banjo. The five-piece group comprises, Abigail Pryde on Fiddle and Vocals, Keith Morrison on Keys, Nick Hamilton on Banjo and Guitar, Alastair Maclean on Bagpipes and Whistles, and Callum Cronin on Bass and Guitar.




Michele McPhee

March 7

ICCNE Presents:
Author Event with Michele McPhee and Kyle Darcy

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:30 pm | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Boston's award winning journalist Michele McPhee talks about her new book, Operation Mean Streets, while Belfast's Kyle Darcy talks about his political thriller, Under the Impression.




Oisín Mac Diarmada

March 11

Lecture on Michael Coleman
by Oisin Mac Diarmada

Gaelic Roots Lunchtime Series
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Noon - 1 p.m.
facebook.com

Musician Oisin Mac Diarmada (pictured) presents an in-depth look into the life and music of Sligo fiddler Michael Coleman.




Matthew Byrne

March 11
WGBH Presents: A Virtual St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester
Household Pass (1 pass): $42.50 | The Gathering (3 passes): $95 | Sojourn Party (5 passes): $185
Pass codes will be e-mailed to the purchaser.
7:30 pm | Details here | Buy Tix!

This year's cast includes music director Keith Murphy, Newfoundland singer Matthew Byrne, Irish trad duo Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen, Celtic-Quebec music from Hanneke Cassell & Yann Falquet, uilleann piper Joey Abarta, Ireland's trad duo Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, sean nos (old style) dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara, Galway, and the Rasa String Quartet, featuring musicians with ancestry from Ireland, Spain, Vietnam, Japan and Korea.




Saint Patrick's Day 2021 Parades

March 12-17

St. Patrick's Festival:
Streaming from Dublin, Ireland

stpatricksfestival.ie

Streaming live from Dublin, Ireland

Welcome to St. Patrick’s Festival 2021! The theme of this year’s Festival is Dúisigh Éire! Awaken Ireland! You are invited you to throw off the long, dark months and rise to embrace the brighter days ahead. The Festival runs from March 12 – 17 and here’s how you can watch all 100+ events, no matter where you are in the world: Streaming live globally here through the TV channel — St. Patrick’s Festival TV (SPF TV) and you can replay all programmes on the event page after they have broadcast, up to March 21. You can watch the SPF TV live stream on rte.ie/culture.




Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

March 12

Blackstone River Theatre Presents: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Hass

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:30 p.m. | $20 | 401-725-9272 | Purchase tix here | riverfolk.org

Don't miss this spectacular livestream concert called "Highlander's Farewell" that celebrates a 20-year musical retrospective of one of the most acclaimed duos in traditional music. You can watch it in the comfort of your own home with the added flexibility of a 48-hour window to suit your own schedule. Remember: buying a ticket will be supporting both the artists and Blackstone River Theatre! Purchase your tickets here.




Hanneke Cassell

March 12

Rockport Music Presents:
A Virtual St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
Household Pass (1 pass): $42.50 | The Gathering (3 passes): $95 | Sojourn Party (5 passes): $185
Pass codes will be e-mailed to the purchaser.
978-546-7391 | 7:30 pm | Details here | rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

This year's cast includes music director Keith Murphy, Newfoundland singer Matthew Byrne, Irish trad duo Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen, Celtic-Quebec music from Hanneke Cassell & Yann Falquet, uilleann piper Joey Abarta, Ireland's trad duo Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, sean nos (old style) dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara, Galway, and the Rasa String Quartet, featuring musicians with ancestry from Ireland, Spain, Vietnam, Japan and Korea. Pass codes will be e-mailed to the purchaser.




Celtic Bells

March 13

JFK Library Presents:
Celtic Bells - The Irish in Boston

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
jfklibrary.org

Listen to the story of Irish immigrants in Boston, weaving in songs and poems of work, humor, protest, longing for home, and longing to feel at home as immigrants in America. Enjoy the lively music of the fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum), banjo, flute, guitar, and bagpipes




Keith Murphy Celtic Sojourn

March 13
WGBH Presents: A Virtual St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

Sanders Theatre
45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
Household Pass (1 pass): $42.50 - one access code e-mailed to the purchaser
The Gathering (3 passes): $95 - three access codes e-mailed to the purchaser
Sojourn Party (5 passes): $185 - three access codes e-mailed to the purchaser
All pass codes will be e-mailed to the purchaser.
7:30 pm | Details here | Buy Tix!

This year's cast includes music director Keith Murphy, Newfoundland singer Matthew Byrne, Irish trad duo Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen, Celtic-Quebec music from Hanneke Cassell & Yann Falquet, uilleann piper Joey Abarta, Ireland's trad duo Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, sean nos (old style) dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara, Galway, and the Rasa String Quartet, featuring musicians with ancestry from Ireland, Spain, Vietnam, Japan and Korea.




Strawberry Hill Band

March 13

ICCNE Presents:
Online Concert with Strawberry Hill

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

This high energy, Boston-based trio, delight! Enjoy a lively evening with a unique blend of Irish, Scottish and American music.




Celtic Sojourn 2021 The Cabot

March 14
WGBH Presents: A Virtual St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

The Cabot
286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA
Household Pass (1 pass): $42.50 | The Gathering (3 passes): $95 | Sojourn Party (5 passes): $185
Pass codes will be e-mailed to the purchaser.
7:30 p.m. | Details here
Buy Tickets Here
TheCabot.org

This year's cast includes music director Keith Murphy, Newfoundland singer Matthew Byrne, Irish trad duo Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen, Celtic-Quebec music from Hanneke Cassell & Yann Falquet, uilleann piper Joey Abarta, Ireland's trad duo Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, sean nos (old style) dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara, Galway, and the Rasa String Quartet, featuring musicians with ancestry from Ireland, Spain, Vietnam, Japan and Korea.




Dine Out Boston

March 14 - April 3

Dine Out Boston

Various Venues in Greater Boston

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau

bostonusa.com


Formerly known as Restaurant Week Boston®, Dine Out Boston offers some of Boston's finest dining at affordable prices.  The most popular biannual foodie event of the year will once again stress best practices for safety and encourage take out orders.





Hemingway in Cuba

March 16

JFK Library Presents:
Hemingway the Author

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
7:00-8:00 pm | jfklibrary.org

The Kennedy Library and GBH partner for a preview and discussion of Hemingway, a new documentary series directed by award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. Writers Abraham Verghese and Tobias Wolff join Burns and Novick to discuss Hemingway's life, craft, and legacy. Kennedy Library Director Alan Price moderates. 




Blackstone Canal

March 16

Lecture: How the Irish Saved Blackstone Canal

Museum of Newport Irish History
Newport, Rhode Island
6:00 pm | Free - registration required
newportirishhistory.org

Public historian Chuck Arning presents the 19th Annual Michael F. Crowley lecture for the St. Patrick's Day season. He discusses how Irish immigrants who had just completed the Eire Canal project, came to build the Blackstone Canal, which proved to be an economic engine for the region. http://newportirishhistory.org




March 16

Brack Tours:
St Patrick's Day Celebration

Pre-recorded session: Facebook
8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST: YouTube
1-855-338-4339 | info@bracktours.com
bracktours.com

Join Brack Tours for an evening of music and song to #FillYourHeartWithIreland with an Irish showpiece event, "From Our Home to Yours." Celebrate Irish music and song with artists old and new from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy special St. Patrick's Day messages from the Brack team, fabulous giveaways & music from the Murphy Family. Be suitably ready to #EmbraceAGiantSpirit!




Irish Film Festival Boston 2021

March 17 (5-day Online Festival - runs March 17-21)
Irish Film Festival Boston
Online Film Festival

irishfilmfestival.com

Featuring a host of unique feature films, documentaries and short film programs, Irish Film Festival Boston is running a virtual edition of the annual festival over five days starting on March 17, 2021. The festival is looking forward to sharing 2020 / 2021 programs and tickets go on sale on Monday, March 1st. This new online platform will allow viewers to see even more new Irish film from the comfort and safety of your own home! Check back soon for further details.




ICC Logo

March 17

ICCNE Presents:
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

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

Please check back as we add details.




Brian O'Donovan

March 17
WGBH Presents: A Virtual St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

WGBH Studios in Boston
Household Pass (1 pass): $42.50 - one access code e-mailed to the purchaser
The Gathering (3 passes): $95 - three access codes e-mailed to the purchaser
Sojourn Party (5 passes): $185 - three access codes e-mailed to the purchaser
All pass codes will be e-mailed to the purchaser.
7:30 pm | Details here | Buy Tix!

This year's cast includes music director Keith Murphy, Newfoundland singer Matthew Byrne, Irish trad duo Nathan Gourley & Laura Feddersen, Celtic-Quebec music from Hanneke Cassell & Yann Falquet, uilleann piper Joey Abarta, Ireland's trad duo Caitlín Nic Gabhann & Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, sean nos (old style) dancer Emma O'Sullivan from Connemara, Galway, and the Rasa String Quartet, featuring musicians with ancestry from Ireland, Spain, Vietnam, Japan and Korea.




Xavier Foley

March 19

Rockport Music Presents:
Xavier Foley and Kelly Lin

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
7:00 pm | 978-546-7391 | RockportMusic.org

The dynamic and thrilling bassist Xavier Foley performs Bach's Cello Suite No. 1, as well as original works including Irish Fantasy for solo double bass. Pianist Kelly Lin accompanies him.




Torrin Ryan

March 20

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Torrin Ryan / Ryefield Cove

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 p.m. | $15 | 401-725-9272 | riverfolk.org
Buy Tix

Blackstone River Theatre is excited to host a special concert of Irish traditional music featuring amazing uilleann piper Torrin Ryan, pictured on flute. He will be joined by the wonderful flute/guitar duo, Ryefield Cove Leslie Anne Harrison and Frédéric Pouille. Tickets are $15 with an additional $3.66 charge for the streaming platform. Once purchased, you may access the concert for 72 hours so you can watch it again or even at a time different from its initial live showing!




Mairead Nesbitt

March 21

ICCNE Presents:
Máiréad Nesbitt in Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00 - 4:00 pm | 781 821-8291
$10 | irishculture.org | Buy Tix

Grammy and Emmy nominated artist and composer, and founding member of the global phenomenon Celtic Woman, Máiréad Nesbitt has enchanted millions of fans around the world as the featured Celtic Violinist on all 11 Celtic Woman albums, each achieving #1 slot in the Billboard World Music Chart. Blazing a solo career, Máiréad has 2 Billboard Charting solo albums, Hibernia and Raining Up. She has performed with symphony orchestras worldwide and made her 2018 Broadway debut with Rocktopia. Cited by the New York Times as “a demon of a fiddle player”, here's your chance to catch Máiréad in her virtual concert.




Patrick Bowling

March 27-June 5

CCÉ Boston Music School

10 class sessions: March 27 (no class April 3)
April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5
bostonirishmusicschool.com

The CCÉ Boston Music School provides beginner to advanced group lessons for children, teens, and adults in Irish Traditional music. The first-class roster of teachers are professional musicians living in the Boston area who have performed all over the world. CCÉ offers two 10-week semesters in the Fall and Spring for most traditional Irish instruments, including banjo, bodhran, button accordion, concertina, flute, guitar, harp, mandolin, sean nos singing (in Irish and English), tin whistle, and uilleann pipes. CCÉ also offers ensemble classes for students interested in playing and performing music together, and free teacher-led sessions for enrolled students.




Dr. Ruan O'Donnell

March 30

ICCNE Presents:
Lecture: Revolution in Ireland

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
5:15 p.m. | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Dr. Ruan O'Donnell, University of Limerick, discusses the key themes of the Irish War of Independence as it escalated toward a negotiated settlement between Irish forces and the British government.




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