August 5 (2 shows)
The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Lúnasa has been wowing audiences around the world since 1997. Called "the hottest Irish accoustic band on the planet" by The Irish Times, this supergroup of traditional musicians never fails to please. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
781-891-5600 | reaglemusictheatre.com
The Big Apple comes to Waltham in Leonard Bernstein’s rhythmic and soaring musical comedy, starring Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York as Ruth Sherwood (Broadway’s Victor/Victoria, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate, Reagle’s Hello, Dolly!). The Tony Award-winning musical comedy centers around the sassy and brassy Ruth Sherwood and her demure sister who move from Ohio to New York to fulfill their dreams!
ICCNE Canton Summer Céilí
Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org
Held the 2nd Sunday of every month with live Irish music by Billy O'Neill and friends, the ICC Canton Céilí is a great place for those who know how to Céilí and for those new to the dance. It's a great place to meet new people and no partner is necessary. Come and enjoy set dancing, waltzes, quickstep, and other traditional dances. And enjoy a great workout!
August 12 (2 shows)
The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn
A special treat in the Burren Backroom series featuring Matt Molloy (pictured) of the famed Chieftains on flute, John Carty on fiddle and banjo and Arty McGlynn on guitar. Snap these tix up fast! The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.
August 16-21 and 23-28
Dine Out Boston
Dine Out Boston is celebrated each year for two weeks during March and August. It provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Diners can choose from the latest culinary hot spots to old favorites, from nationally known chain restaurants to local chef owned bistros, from Asian or Argentinean fare to French, Italian, tapas and sushi, from the award-winning restaurants of Boston and Cambridge to the gourmet gems in the suburbs north, west and south of the city.
Inroads Ireland's GO WEST Tour
Trace a path through the amazing west of Ireland. Savor Connemara's Twelve Bens (peaks) and uncover the castles of pirate clans. Marvel at Achill Island's Atlantic coastline and secluded beaches. Visit Counties Mayo, Galway, and Sligo. In the Georgian town of Birr, find its great telescope, once largest in the world at the Birr Castle. Unearth Irish revivalists who saved much of Ireland's traditions. Traverse drumlins to a passage tomb - perhaps the oldest celestial calendar.
August 31-September 7
Come along with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track as we travel in small groups (14 or less) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week bus tour takes you to beautiful northern Ireland including Counties Antrim, Donegal, Mayo, and more. The north of Ireland is a place of exceptional beauty full of great idealists, literary greats, and a causeway built by a giant! Get the inside scoop on Belfast from a cabbie as he drives you behind the scenes through Protestant and Catholic communities. Walk atop the ancient city walls of Derry and go to Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head. Stay in small towns in locally owned guesthouses and hotels where an excellent traditional music session is just around the corner in a cozy pub. All this and more in the beautiful north of Ireland. Come along, we’d love to travel with you!