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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Irish Music Gathering in Braintree on October 23 features accordionist Colm Gannon and Comhaltas Musicians

Irish traditional musicians from the Boston area are gathering together this Saturday, October 23, 2010 for a night of music and dancing at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Braintree Massachusetts. 

Special guests of the evening: Colm Gannon, button accordion champion; fiddle player Jessie Smith; and John Blake, flutist and guitarist.  The trio from Ireland is launching its new CD, The Ewe with the Crooked Horn. 

They'll be joined by members of the local Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (Irish Musicians Association), led by fiddler Larry Reynolds.  

The hall is located at 875 Washington Street in Braintree. See directions here.  The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $15.  For more information call 781 534-3919.

Colm, an all-Ireland champion on the button accordion, is the son of Irish parents from Connemara.  He grew up in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, and learned to play the accordion from his dad, John Gannon, and his brother Sean. 

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