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July 2008 Events Calendar

Through July 4

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

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 3-4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The 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.





July 4-11

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 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 11-18

Inroads Ireland's GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,449 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 16

23rd 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, Jennifer Licko and The Cabeys.




July 16

The Burren Presents:
SLAM (Saturday Local Artist Market) Honk Festival

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 12 - 6:00 p.m. | burren.com

The Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM) provides local artists and crafters a place to showcase and sell their work. SLAM features a wide variety of art and crafts including: painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, book binery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, handmade soaps, artisan foods and much more.
The Burren offers $5 artist market lunch special.
Click here for a list of exhibitors | | click here to view the schedule.




July 18-25

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

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 20

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly and The Raw Bar Collective

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

Matt and Jackie are master proponents of the Sliabh Luchra (Mountain of Rushes) style of music found in parts of Cork, Limerick and Kerry. The Raw Bar Collective, (Conal O'Graday, Benny McCarthy, and Dave Sheridan) makes their Burren debut. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.





July 27

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Caleb Klauder Band

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

Celebration a night of country, gospel, swing, old-time, and bluegrass with Caleb Klauder (Foghorn Stringband) along with his six piece, all-star, country band, including the wonderful harmonies of Reeb Willms. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




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