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July 2008 Events Calendar

July 3-4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Hatch Shell, Boston Esplanade
bso.org | july4th.org

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to the banks of the Charles River to celebrate America’s birthday. Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they celebrate America's birthday. Check back for 2015 details. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.




Through July 6

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 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 Baltimore, 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!




July 6-13

Inroads Ireland's GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,349 per person | 1-888-220-7711
InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

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.





July 8

The Burren Back Room Series Presents: The Duhks 

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm | 617 776-6896 | BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Formed in 2002 in Canada, The Duhks soon became recognized as one of the more dynamic, more agressive, more "punky" bands of the new wave of roots-based contemporary music. During a period of many personnel changes, several critically acclaimed albums, and quite a number of touring miles, the Duhks still retained that edge. The Burren Backroom was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn. (2 of the 5 band members pictured)




July 9-19

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Kiss Me, Kate

Robinson Theatre
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
781-891-5600 | reaglemusictheatre.com

Starring Broadway’s Sarah Pfisterer (pictured) as Lilli Vanessi/Kate (The Phantom of the Opera, Reagle’s The Music Man) and Rick Hilsabeck as Fred Graham/Petruchio (Billy Elliot, Reagle’s My Fair Lady), Cole Porter’s hilarious musical recounts the madcap backstage and onstage antics of two feuding couples during a production of The Taming of the Shrew.  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl).  Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. 




July 10-12

Discover Newport:
Sail Newport Regatta

Sail Newport Sailing Center
60 Fort Adams Drive
Newport, RI 02840
sailnewport.org/regattas
discovernewport.org

One of the country's premiere one-design regattas, the 2015 Newport Regatta will be held July 10-12.  After a successful 2014 event with over 200 entries, the center welcomes back one of the country's premiere one-design regattas.  Planning for another year of four circles and racing around the bay, interested fleets are invited to contact the Regatta Manager at Sail Newport. 




July 10-26

Discover Newport:
Newport Music Festival

Newport Music Festival
850 Aquidneck Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
newportmusic.org
discovernewport.org

Now in its 47th season, the Newport Music Festival continues the tradition of presenting unique chamber music programs, American debuts, world-class artists and gala special events in the Gilded Age summer cottages of Newport, Rhode Island.




July 12

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!





July 13-20

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

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!




July 16-19

Discover Newport:
Black Ships Festival

28 Pelham Street
Newport, RI 02840
newportevents.com/Blackships
discovernewport.org

The Black Ships Festival offers a variety of events that emphasize both Japanese art and culture. This festival of friendship between Newport and Japan offers a variety of events including a formal Gala, Japanese Arts & Crafts such as Origami and Ikebana; Martial Arts, and a Japanese Tea Ceremony. A highlight will be the Taiko Drums!




July 18

22nd Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

Look Park
300 North Main Street
Florence, (Northampton), MA
AD: $16.00 | CH: 6-12 $5.00 | Under 6: FREE | Parking: just $3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Entertainment until 9:30 pm
413 862-8095 or 862-4539 | glasgowlands.org

New 40' x 80' tent for entertainment and refreshments - stay out of the sun!! Shuttle service provided courtesy of East Mountain Country Club, Westfield. Massed Bands and Mass Fling at opening ceremonies - 11:30 am. Drum Major Competitions 11:45 a.m. Prices above include evening concert. Entertainment includes Albannach, Soulsha (pictured), Prydein, Charlie Zahm and The Cabeys.




July 20-27

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 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 Baltimore, 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!





July 22

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Jeremy Kittel Band 

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm | 617 776-6896
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Kittel has a well earned reputation as an exceptional violinists and fiddler with Influences as diverse as jazz, Scottish and Irish fiddle, bluegrass, classical music, and more.  This will be another "one of those rare nights of music" at this series.  The Burren Backroom was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




July 24-26

Discover Newport:
Newport Folk Festival

Fort Adams
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI 02840
newportfolk.org | Tickets
discovernewport.org

Fort Adams is situated at the mouth of Newport Harbor with panoramic views of the Newport Bridge and the East Passage. The festival at the Fort features 3 stages of music, food & crafts, and a number of displays.




July 24-26

28th Annual Lowell Summer Music Festival

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
Free, donations welcome | 978 970-5200
lowellsummermusic.org | lowellfolkfestival.org

The 29th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features six stages of traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities.
Please check back for the full line-up.





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