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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ireland’s Rockabilly Queen Comes to Boston



Imelda May, the Dublin born singer who plays American rockabilly music, is coming to Boston’s House of Blues on Saturday, March 6.  She’s on a national tour with jazz singer Jamie Cullum.

May, whose real name is Imelda Clabby, grew up in the Liberties section of inner city Dublin and has been singing for over two decades.

May recently appeared live on the Grammy Awards television broadcast with guitar great Jeff Beck, singing the song How High the Moon, a tribute to guitar legend Les Paul.

In addition to having a great voice and stage presence, May is an accomplished songwriter too, with hit songs like Johnny Got a Boom Boom, and Falling in Love with You Again. .


For more details on Irish events in Boston, visit .IrishBoston.org



Saturday, February 27, 2010

Paul Kirk Speaks at Boston's John F. Kennedy Library on Monday, March 1, 2010


Former Senator Paul Kirk (D-MA) reflects on his long friendship with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, his recent experience in the United State Senate, and his insights into the state of our national politics.

The event takes place on Monday, March 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the JFK Library.

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tom Oliphant, formerly of The Boston Globe, moderates. Reservations strongly recommended.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
5:30-7:00 p.m. | Free | Register
here.
617-514-1643 |
jfklibrary.org


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Friends of Donny Higgins Hold Fundraiser at the Boston Teacher's Union Hall on February 26


Donny Higgins is a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend of the people of South Boston, and he is facing serious stage-four health issues.  His friends throughout greater Boston and in the Irish-American community are hosting a special benefit to help the Higgins family.

The event takes place Friday, Feburary 26, at the Boston Teacher's Union Hall, 180 Mt. Vernon Street in Dorchester.  

For more details click here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Parades in Massachusetts 2010

The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) has released the 2010 schedule of St. Patrick's Day parades throughout Massachusetts.

The parade season runs from March 6 to March 28 in the nation's most Irish state, where 24% of all residents claim Irish ancestry,

In addition to the parades, BITA has compiled dozens of Irish cultural, literary, educational and social activities taking place in Massachusetts to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in March.

Saturday, March 6
Cape Cod - Yarmouth
11:00 am
Starts: Corner of School St,  Rte. 28, West Dennis
508 362-PADY (7239)
capecodstpatsparade.com

Sunday, March 14
City of Worcester
Noon
Starts: Park Avenue

508 755-1955 stpatsparade.com

Sunday, March 14
City of Boston
1:00 pm
Starts: Broadway MBTA Stop, South Boston

617 268-7955

Sunday, March 14
Town of Scituate
1:00 pm
Starts: Gate Middle School,

First Parish Rd
781 545-6671 scituatechamber.org

Sunday, March 21
Town of Abington
1:00 pm
Starts: Abington Center

781 878-1570 or 781-878-7785

Sunday, March 21
City of Holyoke
11:50 am
Starts: Downtown Holyoke

413 533-1700 .holyokestpatricksparade/

Sunday, March 21
City of Lawrence
1:00 pm
Starts: City Hall
978 794-5858

Sunday, March 28
Manchester, NH
Noon
Starts:
Elm Street
saintpatsnh.com/


For more information on year-round Irish cultural activities in Massachusetts, visit irishmassachusetts.com

Monday, February 22, 2010

Boston's Seaport Hotel Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Week with Live Irish Music


(Boston) - The Seaport Boston Hotel has booked legendary Irish fiddle player Seamus Connolly to perform on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, as Boston celebrates its title as America’s most Irish city.

Considered one of the world’s finest exponents of traditional Irish music, Connolly won Ireland’s national fiddle contest a record ten times and is the Sullivan Artist-in-Residence at Boston College. He is being joined by Laurel Martin on fiddle and Kevin McElroy, a multi-instrumentalist and singer.

The trio is playing in Tamo, a sophisticated contemporary bar in the Seaport Hotel on March 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.. There is no cover charge.

Tamo is serving boiled Irish dinner, Sheppard’s Pie, plus Hors d'oeuvres and other selections from the critically acclaimed Chef Rachel Klein. Aura Restaurant in the Seaport Hotel features a contemporary menu as well as specialty cocktails and a superb wine list.

The celebration continues through the weekend, as Boston’s popular band, Hogan’s Goat, plays an assortment of dance tunes, ballads and sea shanties on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The band features Skip Toomey, Bobby Dunlap, Kathi Tayor and guest fiddler Danny McDonald.

“We’re delighted to have live Irish music at the hotel during St. Patrick’s Day week,” says Seaport general manager James Carmody. “It will be a great way for conventioneers and guests staying at our hotel – as well as local residents who love good music – to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a stylish setting while listening to masters of Irish traditional music.”

For more information on the Seaport Hotel Boston, visit seaportboston.com/

For St. Patrick's Day activities throughout Massachusetts & New England in March 2010, visit irishmassachusetts.com