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March 2008 Events Calendar

ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE SCHEDULES

Saint Patrick's Day 2020 Parades

(3/12/'20): ALL PARADES ARE CANCELLED OR POSTPONED

2020 PARADE DATES & TIMES

Cape Cod:Saturday, March 7, 2020 - - 11:00 am (Rescheduled to March 8)
Lawrence:Saturday, March 14, 2020 - - 1:00 pm
Newport, RI:Saturday, March 14, 2020 - - 11:00 am
Abington:Sunday, March 15, 2020 - - 1:00 pm
Boston:Sunday, March 15, 2020 - - 1:00 pm
Scituate:Sunday, March 15, 2020 - - 1:00 pm
Worcester:Sunday, March 15, 2020 - - Noon
Providence, RI:Saturday, March 21, 2020 - - Noon
Holyoke:Sunday, March 22, 2020 - - Noon
Weymouth:Sunday, March 29, 2020 - - Time Noon

Dublin, Ireland:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - - Noon

PARADE DETAILS HERE






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 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.




Socks In The Frying Pan

March 1

BRT Presents:
Socks In The Frying Pan

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

“Socks in the Frying Pan, a simply stupendous new band from Ireland that has been at the top of my top ten list for a couple of months now”– Irish American News. “They remind me particularly of another Ennis based ensemble, early Stockton’s Wing not in line–up but in attitude and musical daring… a successful and highly promising debut.”– Irish Music Magazine (John O’Regan)




Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

March 1-31

The Irish of Massachusetts - The Final Chapter 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 schedule |
div8aoh.homestead.com | lawrenceheritage.org

"The Irish of Massachusetts" is a collection of 124 Bachrach Photos on permanent loan, with the permission of Bachrach Studios of Boston and the Burns Library at Boston College, to Division 8 AOH, in Lawrence, MA. The exhibit features distinguished Massachusetts Irish Americans and was previously exhibited in Boston in 2006. These photos are part of the Hibernian Irish Collection that is housed at the South Lawrence Branch Library in the David R. Burke Room. Due to space limitations, the photos are divided into three categories. The first two categories were displayed in 2018 and 2019. This year the last of these photos will be on display in the exhibit, hence the subtitle, "The Final Chapter."




Newport RI Irish Heritage Month 2020

March 1-31

Discover Newport Presents:
The 43rd 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.




Irish Flag Raising Lawrence 2020

March 2

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 2, 2020,  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 info on AOH Membership please write to:  Division 8 AOH Organizer, PO Box 1407, Lawrence, MA 01842 or e-mail the organizer.




Dine Out Boston

March 2-7 and 9-14

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.





Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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.




Colm Keegan

March 3

ICCNE Presents: Colm Keegan 

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Main Show Only: 7:30pm, $25 | All 3 Events: $60.00
Irish Language Workshop (6pm) & Main Show (7:30pm): $50
Sound check Party (5pm) and Main Show (7:30pm): $45
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org | Buy Tix

Celtic Thunder's Colm Keegan return to Canton and will be performing songs from his upcoming Celtic Chillouts album, as well as some original compositions like Beautiful Day and Where We'll Be. Colm will be offering the full experience with another chance for Irish Language enthusiasts to practice their cúpla focail (few words) before the show starts in an Irish Language Workshops for beginners. There are four different ticket options and the main show start at 7:30 pm.




Open House Lawrence Public Library

March 4, 18, 25

Open House:
Lawrence Irish Heritage Month Celebrations

Lawrence Public Library
South Lawrence Branch,
135 Parker Street,
Lawrence, MA
Click here to view complete schedule
div8aoh.homestead.com | lawrenceheritage.org

Open House 10:30 am – 1:00 pm - March 4, 18, 25.
Showcase of Irish Books, CD’s and DVD’s - March 4,18, 25.
Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. (FREE) – Handicap Accessible.




Cherish The Ladies in Rockport MA

WIN FREE TIX!
March 5

Rockport Music Presents:
Cherish the Ladies

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

One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish the Ladies, has shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for over thirty-five years. They've brought their signature blend of virtuosic instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, and stunning step dancing to the White House, the Olympics, and to PBS with their Emmy Award winning television special, An Irish Homecoming. “Cherish the Ladies has been a leading group in the Irish traditional world…it is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do.” Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




The High Kings in West Barnstable

WIN FREE TIX!
March 6

Spectacle Management Presents:
The High Kings

Tilden Arts Center
2240 Lyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA
7:30pm | 1-800- 657-8774
$39-$59 | SpectacleShows.com | Buy Tix!

The true heirs of Ireland's Folk heritage, The High Kings are internationally acclaimed folk and ballad singers and instrumentalists, bridging traditional ballads with contemporary relevancy. Their current DECADE World Tour is a joyous trip down Memory Lane, and comes to Cape Cod just in time for the St. Patrick's Day season!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




Cherish The Ladies in Concert

WIN FREE TIX!
March 6

Spectacle Management Presents:
Cherish The Ladies

Cary Memorial Hall
1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
7:30pm | 1-800- 657-8774
$39-$69 | SpectacleShows.com | Buy Tix!

Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Cherish The Ladies has shared timeless Irish traditions and good cheer with audiences worldwide, and now come to the Lexington stage with their new album, Heart of the Home, to embrace the gift of music passed down from generations. What a perfect way to kick off your St. Patrick's Day season!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




High Time at the BRT

March 6

BRT Presents:
High Time

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

HighTime is an accomplished trio from the heart of Connemara, County Galway, on the West Coast of Ireland. Combining Irish music with an intriguing blend of modern folk influences, the band produce a rich and unique sound and an electric energy onstage. 




High Kings at The Cabot

WIN FREE TIX!
March 7

The Cabot Presents:
The High Kings

Berklee Performance Center
136 Mass Ave, Boston
8:00 pm | $49.00 / $44.00 / $39.00
thecabot.org | Buy Tix

The High Kings: Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, and Brian Dunphy - pictured, celebrated 10 years together in 2017 as the band released its Decade album - a "Best of" album chosen by the fans, based on the number of plays on streaming sites. 2017 also saw a change in line up from Martin Furey to George Murphy. The High Kings continue to set the bar extremely high for Irish folk bands across the world and are widely regarded to be the standard bearers for the genre in 2019. After 11 years at the top of their game, they are still selling out venues around the world to an ever growing army of loyal fans.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




John Connors and the Irish Express

March 7

Lawrence Hosts 149th 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.




Matthew Byrne

March 8

BRT Presents: Matthew Byrne

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 p.m. | $16, $18 at the door
Reserve by Phone: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

Storytelling through song is a fundamental duty of traditional music and Matthew Byrne does this brilliantly with his latest recording, "Horizon Lines." Byrne was born into a family of Newfoundland music makers and this newest collection of traditional material explores a unique repertoire of songs from both sides of the Atlantic continuing Byrne’s journey through his musical lineage. Matthew Byrne continues to establish himself as one of today’s most authentic and vital traditional voices.




Healing the Family Heart Holes

March 8

White Fund Lecture with Robin Gerry
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

Robin Gerry will discuss her book, “Healing the Family Heart Holes: A Genealogical Quest to Solve an Illegal Adoption Mystery Using DNA, Old Records, and Irish Luck” at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St, Lawrence, MA @ 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH. (FREE) – Handicap Accessible.




High Time in Concert

March 8 (2 Shows)

ICCNE Presents: High Time in Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
1:00 pm & 4:00 pm | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org

HighTime is an accomplished trio from the heart of Connemara, County Galway, on the West Coast of Ireland. Combining Irish music with an intriguing blend of modern folk influences, the band produce a rich and unique sound and an electric energy onstage. Ciaran Bolger and Seamus O Flathart have been immersed in the richest of Irish Culture from a very young age. Having been raised with the Irish Gaelic language as their mother-tongue, in an area steeped in the Irish tradition, their knowledge, respect and appreciation of their heritage stands indisputable. Michael Coult, who grew up surrounded by some of the finest traditional musicians in the Irish diaspora of Manchester, completes the trio.




Celtic Bells

March 9

JFK Library Celebrate! Celtic Bells - The Irish In Boston

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30-11:30 am | Free Performances For Children Ages 5 and Up
Reservations: 617 514-1644
jfklibrary.org

Listen to the story of Irish immigrants in Boston through 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. space is available on a first come, first served basis.
Reservations are required for all visitors to this free program.




March 9

JFK Library Presents:
JP McMahon: The Future of Irish Cuisine

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

JP McMahon, Michelin star chef, restaurateur, author, and food educator, discusses his distinguished career and new book, The Irish Cookbook, which draws on current research to inform this collection of authentic traditional recipes and new interpretations of classic dishes and indigenous Irish ingredients. This program is supported in part through the Emigrant Support Programme of the Government of Ireland.




Keith Murphy

March 11
A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
8:00 pm | 978-546-7391 | $49-$69
Directions | Buy Tix | RockportMusic.org
wgbh.org/celtic

For the past decade, the A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn concerts have introduced a wide range of new and familiar musicians alike to audiences eager to celebrate the holiday in true Irish fashion. 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. Since 1986, local, regional, and national broadcasts of O’Donovan’s radio program A Celtic Sojourn have proven extraordinarily popular. This concert follows the established format of the long-running A Christmas Celtic Sojourn production, which plays to over 15,000 people in Boston, Worcester, Rockport, and Providence each year.




Clare Horga

CANCELLED
March 12

A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street
Worcester, MA
7:30 pm | Buy Tickets Here
wgbh.org/celtic

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 Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Dublin's Eamon O'Leary), Co. Kerry's Clare Horgan (pictured), the twin fiddling of Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, accordion player Chris Stephens, uilleann piper Torrin Ryan, choreographer/dancer Ashley Smith-Wallace, and of course Music Director Keith Murphy.




Lunasa Live in Lowell, MA March 12 2020

WIN FREE TIX!
March 12

Spectacle Management Presents:
Lúnasa

Burgoyne Theatre
40 Paige Street,  Lowell, MA
7:30pm | 1-800- 657-8774
$39-$49 | SpectacleShows.com | Buy Tix!

The hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet" is coming to Lowell just in time for St. Patrick's Day, bringing an overwhelmingly infectious force of traditional Irish music in their wake. Celebrating over twenty years together as a band and touring their critically-acclaimed album Cas, Lúnasa will shake your senses with the power of Celtic music! Lúnasa has played in the world’s best venues, including Dublin’s National Concert Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and the White House!  The virtuosity and passion of each band member is unmatched in the traditional music world.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




Chris "Junior" Stephens

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

The Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street, Northampton, MA
$35 - $55 | 8:00 p.m.
WGBH.org | Buy Tix!

Celebrate the holiday in true Irish fashion with exquisite musicianship from artists representing the core tradition of Irish Music including The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Dublin’s Eamon O'Leary), Co. Kerry's Clare Horgan, the twin fiddling of Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, accordion player Chris Stephens (pictured), uilleann piper Torrin Ryan, choreographer/dancer Ashley Smith-Wallace, and of course Music Director Keith Murphy. 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.




Lawrence - Saint Patrick's Day Luncheon

CANCELLED
March 13

Lawrence Hosts 51st 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
div8aoh.homestead.com | lawrenceheritage.org
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.




Rev. Mariama White-Hammond

CANCELLED JFK LIBRARY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
March 13

JFK Library Forum:
Climate Change, Survival, and Deepening Our Humanity

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Smith Hall, Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Reservations: 617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register here
Award-winning musician and Emerson College artist-in-residence Toshi Reagon appears in conversation with the Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, founding pastor of the New Roots AME Church. Join us for this discussion on how the belief systems that define and maintain our societies impact the planet and influence our survival. Co-presented in conjunction with the citywide read of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower and in association with ArtsEmerson, New Roots Church and the Boston Public Library.




CANCELLEDMarch - 14

ICCNE Presents:
St. Patrick's Celebrations

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

At the ICC, St Patrick's Day celebrations begin early on Saturday, March 14th at 9:30 am with "A Kid's St. Patrick's Morning" and runs until Noon. Then enjoy plenty of entertainment in the afternoon in the ICC Pub beginning at 12:30 pm with Katie McD, followed at 2:30 pm by accordionist Billy O'Neill, and then the For Folk Sake band takes over at 8:00 pm. Meanwhile, downstairs at 4:30 pm, you can enjoy the Scottish Fish band playing Scottish & Cape Breton Music and at 7:30 pm, get ready to dance the night away with the Rare Ould Times band. Don't miss this memorable St. Patrick's Day weekend celebrations in Canton at the ICC. (Katie McD pictured)




Ashley Smith- Wallace

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

Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street, Boston
$26, $36, $46 - 4:00 p.m.
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 Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Dublin's Eamon O'Leary), Co. Kerry's Clare Horgan, the twin fiddling of Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, accordion player Chris Stephens, uilleann piper Torrin Ryan, choreographer/dancer Ashley Smith- Wallace (pictured), and of course Music Director Keith Murphy.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX !




Rose clancy

POSTPONED - March 14
2nd Annual Celtic Crossroads

South Harwich Meetinghouse
270 Chatham Road
Harwich, MA 02645
508 364-5223
3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
$25, Adlts, $15, Children (12 & under)
celticcrossroads.brownpapertickets.com
1-800-838-3006 | southharwichmeetinghouse.com

Join the fun on Cape Cod for A Celebration of Celtic Songs, Tunes & Spoken Word featuring The Vox Hunters, Rose Clancy, Max Cohen, Sarah Ford Marchio, John Alden & other special guests, with Dennis Cunningham, in the Role of Shanachie; Music Director, Rose Clancy, pictured. Presented by Friends of the South Harwich Meetinghouse, Inc.




Celtic Sojourn 2020 The Cabot

CANCELLED
March 15

A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn
with Brian O'Donovan

The Cabot
286 Cabot Street, Beverly
3:00 p.m. | $34.50 - $61.92
Buy Tickets Here
wgbh.org/celtic

WGBH presents the 13th annual A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan for the fourth time in Beverly at The Cabot on Sunday, March 15th. 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 including The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Dublin's Eamon O'Leary), Co. Kerry's Clare Horgan, the twin fiddling of Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, accordion player Chris Stephens, uilleann piper Torrin Ryan, choreographer / dancer Ashley Smith-Wallace, and of course Music Director Keith Murphy.




The View from Shanty Pond

March 15

White Fund Lecture with Joseph Blanchette
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

Joseph Blanchette will discuss his book, “The View from Shanty Pond” - at Lawrence Heritage State Park Visitors Center, 1 Jackson St, Lawrence, MA @ 2:00 p.m. Sponsored by Division 8 AOH.
(FREE) – Handicap Accessible.




The Jeremiahs

CANCELLEDMarch 15

BRT Presents: The Jeremiahs

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

The Jeremiahs grabbed the attention of Irish Music Magazine when Sean Laffey said they are “One of the freshest bands in traditional music.”  They shape their sound with Dubliner Joe Gibney’s, vocals; Julien Bruneteau from Brittany on whistle and flute; Dublin-based James Ryan on guitar and bouzouki; and Jean Christophe Morel on fiddle, a Frenchman drawn to Dublin's by the Irish traditional music scene.




Yokeshire

CANCELLEDMarch - 17

ICCNE Presents:
St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

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

St Patrick's Day at the ICC features a full schedule of live music on the first floor including traditional Irish Music, dancing, parties, and activities. The ICC will serve corned beef and cabbage all day. Schedule as follows: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - Enjoy a sing-along with Yoke Shire (pictured); Then from 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Dancing with Joe Glynn; Finally from 5:00 - 8:00 pm: Enjoy an Irish Traditional music session with Billy O’Neill to round out the night of St. Patrick's Day celebrations at the ICC. Music all day long in the ICC Pub starting at 1:00 pm. See below for a special ticketed event with Paul Byrom (Upstairs at 8:00 p.m.)




Paul Byrom

CANCELLEDMarch 17

ICCNE Presents:
Irish Tenor Paul Byrom in Concert (Upstairs at the ICC)

Irish Cultural Centre (Upstairs)
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
$35 or with meet and greet $50
8:00 pm | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org | Buy Tix

Irish tenor Paul Byrom, formerly of Celtic Thunder, is often hailed as Ireland’s premier young tenor and with good reason. The Dublin-born tenor began voice study and training when he was just seven years old! He recorded his first album The Golden Voice as a boy soprano at aged 14. Then, debuting in 2007 in Dublin, Celtic Thunder, with which Byrom was a soloist, took the United States by storm, their first three albums reaching the top 10 in the charts. You can catch him live (upstairs) at the ICC on St. Patrick's evening!




Celtic Woman, Stamford CT

March 18

Celtic Woman: 
Celebration
Tour
With Special Guest: Chloë Agnew 

The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street, Stamford CT
7:30 p.m. | celticwoman.com

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group Celtic Woman is celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making. Celebration – The 15 Anniversary Tour is a collection of the group's favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history - with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold.




Bronagh Gallagher - Irish Film Festival 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL NOV 19-22, 2020
Irish Film Festival Boston Presents:
A Bump Along The Way

Somerville Theater 1
55 Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm | irishfilmfestival.com | View Full Schedule

Join IFFB for the New England premieres of A Bump Along the Way, Breakthrough Feature Award. A boozy 44-year-old single mother becomes pregnant from a one-night-stand, much to the shame of her buttoned-up teen daughter. A Bump Along the Way is a female-led, feel good, comedy drama set in Derry, Northern Ireland, about a middle-aged woman whose unexpected pregnancy after a one-night stand acts as the catalyst for her to finally take control of her life and become the role model her teenage daughter needs and craves. Actor Bronagh Gallagher (pictured) and Writer Tess McGowan in person - Q&A. Play with Most Inspiring Short: The Bird And The Whale.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




The Last Right - Irish Film Festival 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL NOV 19-22, 2020
Irish Film Festival Boston Presents:
The Last Right

Somerville Theater 1
55 Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm | irishfilmfestival.com
View Full Schedule

Two brothers and a woman they’ve just met journey across the island of Ireland to bury a stranger. A comedy-drama, road movie, tells the story of a man bringing the body of someone he barely knows for burial with his family. His good intentions are motivated by trying to patch up his relationship with his own brother. However, en route from West Cork to Rathlin Island, both romance and family secrets emerge to complicate the trip. Director Aoife Crehan in person - Q&A. Screens with Director's Choice Short: Ruby.
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The Irish Tenors: A Musical Journey

WIN FREE TIX!
March 20

The Irish Tenors: A Musical Journey
Ronan Tynan, Declan Kelly, Anthony Kearns 

Chevalier Theatre
30 Forest Street, (Medford Square) Medford, MA 02155
8:00 p.m. | Directions | Buy Tix | chevaliertheatre.com

The ever-popular Irish Tenors have performed all over the world, including the best venues in America - from Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Gardens and Carnegie Hall in New York to The Hollywood Bowl in California – they have blazed the trail from coast to coast stopping in nearly every city in between; thrilling audiences at every single stop with their enchanting Irish repertoire and charming personalities. Catch them live at the Chevalier in Medford Square to complete your St. Patrick's Day celebrations!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




Celtic Woman, Burlington VT

March 20

Celtic Woman: 
Celebration
Tour
With Special Guest: Chloë Agnew 

Flynn Center
153 Main Street, Burlington VT
7:30 p.m. | celticwoman.com

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group Celtic Woman is celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making. Celebration – The 15 Anniversary Tour is a collection of the group's favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history - with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold. Along with a stunning band, the women include: Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp weaving her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Megan Walsh and now special guest artist Chloë Agnew.




Celtic Woman in Medford Mach 21 2020

WIN FREE TIX!
March 21

Celtic Woman: Celebration
With Special Guest: Chloë Agnew 

Chevalier Theatre
30 Forest Street
(Medford Square) Medford, MA 02155
8:00 p.m. | $49-$99 | Directions
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| chevaliertheatre.com

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group Celtic Woman is celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making. Celebration – The 15 Anniversary Tour is a collection of the group's favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history - with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold. Along with a stunning band, the women include: Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp weaving her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Megan Walsh and now special guest artist Chloë Agnew.
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Mari Black Trio

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March 21

Rockport Music Presents: Mari Black Trio

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

A genre-crossing fiddling sensation, 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. Here's your chance to catch her live with her Trio at the Shalin Liu in Rockport!
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Máire Ní Chathasaigh

CANCELLEDMarch 21

BRT Presents:
Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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

Described by The Irish Times as “music of fire and brilliance from the high-wire act in traditional music.” Simply put, it's a breathtaking blend of traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. They are thrilled that a recent Chicago performance was awarded “Concert of the Year” and Chris was also named "Male Musician of the Year” in the 2019 Live Ireland Awards




Cré Crafts Ireland

March 21

ICCNE Presents:
Traditional Celtic Crafts from Cré Crafts Ireland

Irish Cultural Centre
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
$25 per session | 781-821-8291
irishculture.org

Cré Crafts from Ireland will host two Craft Demonstrations and Workshops. Take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to see traditional cart work in action. Then set about making your own unique crafts as a memento of your class or to give as a gift. Schedule as follows: 10 am: Pinch Pots, Jugs, Jewellery. 1:00 pm: Holders, Wall Hangings and Celtic Cups. 2:00 pm: Basket Weaving. 5:00 pm: Skibs, Bowls, Containers. $25 per session with break included.




Kevin Flynn: Fear of Heights

March 21

ICCNE Presents:
Kevin Flynn: "Fear of Heights" - A One Man Show

Irish Cultural Centre (Upstairs)
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
8:00 pm | $25 | $20 Members | $30 on the night
781-821-8291 | irishculture.org

Kevin is a world-class comedic performer who has appeared on multiple TV shows, standup comedy specials and films.  A great storyteller is the key to a great play and Kevin Flynn in just that! Fear of Heights is about one man's 'sometimes' hilarious struggle to find life's balance. Against the backdrop of the example of his father and grandfather, Fear of Heights is the story of one modern man's struggle to provide for his family while pursuing his life's work.




Katie - Irish Film Festival Boston2020

POSTPONED UNTIL NOV 19-22, 2020
Irish Film Festival Boston Presents:
Global Vision Documentary: Katie

Somerville Theater 1
55 Davis Square, Somerville
7:00 pm | irishfilmfestival.com | View Full Schedule

She lost it all. She wants it back. Can the world's greatest female boxer become World Champion again after Olympic disaster? For the first time, Katie Taylor, the world's greatest female boxer, allows unprecedented access to her life. Unbeaten for ten years, credited with raising the profile of women's boxing and bringing the sport into the Olympics, Katie suddenly begins a losing spiral in 2016, as the result of conflict within her close-knit family. Katie is a riveting and highly emotional documentary that cuts to the core of Katie's demise and tells the story of her attempt to rebuild her life. Director Ross Whitaker and Producer Aideen O'Sullivan in person - Q&A to following screening.
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Cumar - Irish Film Festival Boston 2020

POSTPONED UNTIL NOV 19-22, 2020
Irish Film Festival Boston Presents:
Cumar - A Galway Rhapsody

Somerville Theater 1
55 Davis Square, Somerville
5:00 pm | irishfilmfestival.com | View Full Schedule

A love letter to Galway from her artistic community. Through the eyes of six Galway artists this is an art film exploring the confluences which have shaped Galway and Connemara’s unique cultural fabric.
Featured artists include writer Mike McCormack, poet Rita Ann Higgins, singer Roisin Seoighe, street theatre director Noeline Kavanagh, visual artist Padraic Reaney and musician Mairtin O’Connor. Comedian Tommy Tiernan also adds his distinctive voice to Cumar.
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Terri Kelley

March 22

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.




Celtic Woman, Concord NH

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March 24

Celtic Woman: Celebration
With Special Guest: Chloë Agnew 

Capitol Center
44 S. Main Street
Concord, NH
7:30 p.m. | celticwoman.com

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group Celtic Woman is celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making. Celebration – The 15 Anniversary Tour is a collection of the group's favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history - with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold. Along with a stunning band, the women include: Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp weaving her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Megan Walsh and now special guest artist Chloë Agnew.
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Celtic Woman in Providence RI

March 25

Celtic Woman: 
Celebration
Tour
With Special Guest: Chloë Agnew 

Merrill Auditorium
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME
7:00 p.m. | celticwoman.com

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group Celtic Woman is celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making. Celebration – The 15 Anniversary Tour is a collection of the group's favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history - with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold. Along with a stunning band, the women include: Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp weaving her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Megan Walsh and now special guest artist Chloë Agnew.




Celtic Woman featuring Chloe Agnew in Portland, ME

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March 26

Celtic Woman: Celebration
With Special Guest: Chloë Agnew 

Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI
7:00 p.m. | celticwoman.com

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group Celtic Woman is celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making. Celebration – The 15 Anniversary Tour is a collection of the group's favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history - with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold. Along with a stunning band, the women include: Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp weaving her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Megan Walsh and now special guest artist Chloë Agnew.
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Irish Film Festival Lawrence

March 28

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




Talisk

March 28

BRT Presents: Talisk

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

One of Scotland’s most popular folk-based groups to emerge in the last decade, chart-toppers Talisk have toured the world stacking up several major awards for their explosively energetic yet artfully woven sound, including the Belhaven Bursary for Innovation, Folk Band of the Year at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. They blew away the audience at their BRT debut in September and are back now by popular demand.




Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim

March 28

Irish Cultural Centre
County Leitrim Dance

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

Please check back - details to come.
(pictured: Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim)




American Woman Through History

March 28

JFK Library Celebrate! Bright Star Theatre — We Can Do It!
American Woman Through History

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30-11:30 am | Free Performances For Children Ages 5 and Up
Reservations: 617 514-1644
jfklibrary.org

Be inspired by some of the world’s most remarkable female pioneers. Discover incredible and groundbreaking women like Amelia Earhart, Sojourner Truth, Sacajawea, Susan B. Anthony and more! Space is available on a first come, first served basis.
Reservations are required for all visitors to this free program.




Celtic Woman, Worcester, MA 2020

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March 29

Celtic Woman: Celebration
With Special Guest: Susan McFadden 

Hanover Theatre
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA
3:00 p.m. | celticwoman.com

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group Celtic Woman is celebrating 15 phenomenal years of music-making. Celebration – The 15 Anniversary Tour is a collection of the group's favorite songs that have made them the most successful all-female group in Irish history - with one billion online streams, over four million tickets sold, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold. Along with a stunning band, the women include: Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp weaving her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Megan Walsh and former Celtic Woman, Susan McFadden, who is filling in for Chloë Agnew at this Worcester show on March 29th at the Hanover Theater.
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Riverdance 25th Anniversary Tour

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March 31 - April 5

Riverdance: The 25th Anniversary World Tour

Boch Center - Wang Theatre
270 Tremont Street, Boston
Tix start at $25 | Various Times
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See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the new 25th Anniversary production!  For over 25 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. In a powerful and stirring re-invention of this beloved favorite, renowned composer Bill Whelan brings this mesmerizing, Grammy Award®-winning soundtrack back to life, completely revitalized for the first time since those original orchestral recordings. Producer Moya Doherty and Director John McColgan have produced an amazing new 25th Anniversary production with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, staging and costume design, and an all-new finale number which will blow audiences away.
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