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Showing posts from November, 2010

Irish Accordion Player James Keane Performing at Boston College on November 18

James Keane , master of the button accordion, is giving a lecture and concert at Boston College on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at 8:30 p.m.   The event, free to the public,  is sponsored by the Gaelic Roots program, led by fiddle champion Seamus Connolly .  Born and raised in Dublin, Keane is considered a true innovator of the button accordion and has greatly influenced traditional Irish music in his generation.  He has lived in New York for the past 40 years and has performed around the world. For year round Irish music in Massachusetts and the New England states, visit .

Irish Singer Mary Black Performing in Boston on November 13

Mary Black , considered one of the finest singers of her generation, is giving a concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. The Boston Irish Tourism Association is raffling off a pair of free tickets to the concert.  To enter the contest, click here . The Mary Black concert is presented by World Music/CRASHArts , New England's premier presenter of global culture, featuring music and dance from around the world.  Tickets can be purchased  online . Black was born in Dublin and comes from a richly  musical family  Over the past 25 years she has been one of Ireland's most influential singers, selecting contemporary songs in her repertoire while giving a fresh interpretation on classic Irish songs.  For directions to the Berklee Performance Center, located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston's Back Bay, click here . For a full schedule of upcoming concerts presented by World Music/CRASHArts, click here . For y