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May 2008 Events Calendar
President John F. Kennedy

Current Special Exhibit
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.




May 2-3

BRT Presents: Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles:
Health to the Ladies

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
May 2: 7:30 pm | May 3: 4:00 pm
Call to Reserve: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

With Mother’s Day flagged on May’s calendar, BRT presents Roscommon Soles - Health to the Ladies! Titled from an old Irish tune, this performance breezes into a good old summertime-themed show of dance, song, and music in tribute to the most important ladies in our lives. The concert features the Irish step and American tap dance of award-winning Kevin Doyle and The Dancin’ Doyles.




Irish Cultural Centre

May 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
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.




May 8

BRT Presents: Hanneke Cassel Trio
BRT Membership Only Concert

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

This is a special BRT members only concert! Hanneke Cassel's music is a blend of the contemporary and traditional, described by The Boston Globe as "exuberant and rhythmic, somehow wild and innocent, delivered with captivating melodic clarity and an irresistible playfulness.” She is joined for this special concert by Keith Murphy on guitar and vocals and Tristan Clarridge (Bee Eaters) on cello.




May 9

BRT Presents: One For The Foxes

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

Dave Curley, Tadhg Ó Meachair and Joanna Hyde form an exciting and dynamic transatlantic trio that presents a rousing blend of Irish and American folk music, having already won over audiences on both sides of the ocean. The group is made up of Dublin’s Tadhg Ó Meachair (Goitse), Galway’s Dave Curley (Slide) and Denver, Colorado’s Joanna Hyde (The Hydes).




Hanneke Cassel

WIN FREE TIX!
May 9

Rockport Music Presents:
Hanneke Cassel

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
8:00 pm | 978-546-7391 | $24-$29
Directions | Buy Tix | RockportMusic.org

Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel fuses sounds from the Isle of Skye and Cape Breton with Americana grooves and musical innovations, creating a cutting-edge acoustic sound that retains the integrity and spirit of the Scottish tradition. Cassel teaches regularly at Fraser’s Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camps, the Mike Block String Camp (run by her husband, acclaimed cellist Mike Block), Harald Haugaard’s International Fiddle School, and the Boston Harbor Scottish Fiddle School. She has served as a guest instructor in the American Roots department at Berklee College of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

May 11-18 - THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

5614 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 206, Washington, DC 20015
$2,744 per person | 202.370.7772 (world) | 888.220.7711 (US & Canada)
InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland tours off the beaten track in small groups (average 14-16 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 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!




May 17

ICCNE Presents:
Helena Byrne - The "Other Life" Tour

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 | $30 / $25 members
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Following the release of her acclaimed new album ‘SaolEile’, Helena Byrne's ‘Other Life’ Tour is a gripping collection of Irish tales of the supernatural. From Haunted Castles and Poltergeists to Guardian Angels and Fairies, Helena delves deep into the captivating world of Irish Ghost Stories, the Irish people’s unique relationship with the Afterlife and some heart-warming Irish songs to help guide the way. Join Helena at the ICC on this fascinating journey and discover why the Irish still wear the supernatural on their sleeves.




Beacon, Cork, Ireland

May 18-25 - THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT!

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

5614 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 206, Washington, DC 20015
$2744 per person | 202.370.7772 (world) | 888.220.7711 (US & Canada)
InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland tours off the beaten track in small groups (average 14-16 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 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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