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May 2008 Events Calendar

May 2

BRT Presents:
Gypsy Star

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

A unique band from Tampa Bay, Florida, Gypsy Star fuses American musical styles of folk, rock, pop and jazz with sounds and rhythms from around the world. Tapping into Latin, Celtic, Renaissance, Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors, Gypsy Star weaves a melodic tapestry of enchanting, uplifting music with acoustic instruments such as classical flamenco guitar and an array of hand percussion and drums. Add lush strings, dynamic arrangements, haunting vocals and world-beat rhythms complemented by fiery castanets and the percussive footwork of folkloric dance and you've got a cultural feast for the eyes and ears!




May 2

BRT Presents:
Bike & Blues The Blackstone Fundraiser

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
4:00 - 8:00 pm
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Join the staff and partners of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor for a fun-filled bike ride through the scenic and historic Blackstone River Valley. Riders can then finish off their afternoon listening to live blues and Celtic artists while tasting regional and craft beers provided by Mendon Wines and More.




May 2

Deadbeat Band

Stone Church
5 Granite Street
Newmarket, NH
Doors: 8:30 p.m., Show: 9:00 p.m.
603-659-7700 | bostondeadbeat.com

Celebrate The Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary with DeadBeat at this upcoming show!
On Saturday, May 2, join DeadBeat at The Stone Church in Newmarket, NH! A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Intimate, with great food (come early and have dinner!), great local folks and plenty of room for dancing. Doors at 8:30 pm, Show at 9 pm




May 4

JFK Library Presents:
A Conversation with David Brooks

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

New York Times columnist David Brooks discusses his new book,The Road to Character. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.




May 5-17
Discover Newport Presents:
Volvo Ocean Race Newport

Fort Adams State Park
Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI
volvooceanracenewport.com
401-845-9117 | discovernewport.org

The world’s most grueling and exciting ocean race makes its only stop in North America in Newport, RI.
A dynamic Race Village will be open to the public every day. View the sailboats up-close, watch high performance racing within yards of the shore, and enjoy entertainment, marine education and more.





May 6

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Open The Door For Three (Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare, Pat Broaders)

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

"Road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, fist-in-glove, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians" is how this new trio has been described and if their new CD is any indication, this will be one of the great nights of music in the Backroom this year.  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.




May 11

The Irish Pastoral Centre Presents:
Cara Club Get-Together

The Cara Club
Veronica Smith Senior Center
20 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | 855-479--2472 | e-mail
IPCBoston.org

Join the IPC and enjoy a great time catching up with old friends and making some new ones and join in the sing-song. Wear your county colors and wear clothing that matches your native county colors.




May 12

JFK Library Presents:
A Conversation with George Mitchell

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Senator George Mitchell discusses his memoir, The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.




May 13

The Irish Pastoral Centre Presents:
Cafe Eireann - - Senior Group

The Irish Pastoral Centre
15 Rita Road, Dorchester
10:00 a.m. | 855-479--2472 | e-mail
IPCBoston.org

Join the IPC for some fresh-baked Irish goods and tea and coffee to welcome members to the senior group in Dorchester. There will be health & wellness checks by Maria Burke of Celtic Angels.




May 15-17

Lawn on D
Grand Opening of the 2015 Season!

420 D Street, Boston
(just south of Summer Street) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
May 15: 5-10 pm | May 16: Noon-10 pm | May 17: Noon-8 pm (open at 7am on Sat & Sun)
lawnond.com

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is excited to kick-off  The Lawn on D’s grand opening weekend from Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th with music, art and fun activities. Featuring the highly anticipated return of Höweler + Yoon’s Swing Time, this year’s swings have a new eco-twist using solar energy to illuminate their magnificent lights.




May 16

BRT Presents:
The Atwater-Donnelly Band

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

BRT favorites Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals to present an engaging concert of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Irish tin whistle, harmonica, old-time banjo, bones, limberjacks and other musical surprises.




May 16

The Irish Pastoral Centre Presents:
Volunteer Appreciation Night

Irish Social Club of Boston,
119 Park Street, West Roxbury
7:00 - 11:00 pm | Donation $15 | ipcboston.org
617 265-5300 | e-mail | Details

Honoring volunteers Mark Porter, Emer Mezzetti and Pat 'Doc' Walsh. A great night of entertainment and dancing. Entertainment includes dancing to the music of Erin's Melody, pictured, and featuring a special appearance by the Greene-O'Leary Dancers. Advanced tix purchase at the IPC, 15 Rita Road, Dorchester.




May 16

ICC Presents: School of Irish Genealogy Spring Seminar Series

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
1:00 - 4:30 p.m. | FREE - - Donations Accepted | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org | Register

Seminar 1: Ancestry DNA Test and Results – Richard Reid. Seminar 2: Introduction to Legacy 8.0 (Multimedia Presentation with Geoff Rasmussen of Millenia Corp). Product Demos: 1. The "Old" St. Mary's Database, 2. The new Friends of Irish Research Digital PDF Library. Seminar 3: Beyond the Basic of Irish Research – Richard Reid. Take home materials for every attendee: Genealogical.com flyers and Friends of Irish Research CD-ROM (includes Legacy 8.0 Standard, PDF notes for each seminar, hyperlinked docs.. For Sale Items: Digital PDF Library - 1000 volumes available for $25 on a flash drive. Door prizes also.




May 16-17

BRT Presents: Celtic Stone Carving For Beginners

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
9:00 am - 3:00 pm each day
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a two-day class in Celtic Relief Stone Ccarving in Limestone for beginners with instructor Laura Travis, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. No experience is required. A maximum of 10 students will be allowed; a minimum of six is needed to run the class. Fee is $125 plus a separate $12 materials fee which is payable directly to Laura Travis.
For more information, visit campus.digication.com/lauratravis




May 18

The Irish Pastoral Centre Presents:
Cara Club Auction and Sing-A-Long

The Cara Club
Veronica Smith Senior Center
20 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton
1:00 p.m. | 855-479--2472 | e-mail
IPCBoston.org

Join the IPC for some light-hearted fun at their brown bag auction. The auction will be followed by a sing-song of favorites songs.




May 18

JFK Library Presents:
Reviving America’s Infrastructure

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Harvard Business Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses her new book, MOVE: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead, with former Governors Michael Dukakis (pictured) and Ed Rendell, and New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.





May 20

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Alba's Edge (CD Release Party)

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

Alba's Edge is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive Scottish and original fiddle melodies are woven together with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a cohesive musical experience. 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.




May 21

The Irish Pastoral Centre Presents:
Mass and Luncheon at the ICCNE

200 New Boston Drive, Canton
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. | Suggested Donation $12
855-479--2472 | e-mail
IPCBoston.org

Join the IPC for monthly Mass and Luncheon, followed by music, at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England. Entertainment by John Connors and Martin Battle. Suggested donation $12. From noon to 3:00 p.m. Space is limited so please RSVP to the RSVP line at 855-479-2472.




May 22 - June 20

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
A
fter All The Terrible Things I Do

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times
huntingtontheatre.org

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.




May 25 - June 1

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 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!





WIN FREE TIX!
May 27-28

A Celtic Sojourn at the Boston Pops

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
2 nights only at 8:00 p.m. | $24-$94: Tix May 27th | Tix May 28th,
Groups: 1-800-933-4255 Groups: groupsales@bso.org
617-266-1200 | bso.org

A Celtic Sojourn at the Pops is hosted and curated by Brian O'Donovan at the majestic Boston Symphony Hall. You won't want to miss this special spring show with the ever popular Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra! The concert will also include Irish vocalist Karan Casey and multi instrumentalist Carlos Núñez, who will perform on a gaita (Galician bagpipe) as well as Irish step dancers, pipers, and more! Please click here if you are interested in bringing a group. Listen here as Keith Lockhart talks about Irish and Celtic music and invites you to join A Celtic Sojourn evening.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX TO THE SHOW ON MAY 27!





May 27

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Paddy Keenan and Friends

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

Paddy Keenan is known throughout the world as one of the finest practitioners of the uilleann pipes.  He was born in Trim, Co. Meath, a Travelling family steeped in traditional music; both Paddy's father (Johnny) and grandfather were pipers. Paddy himself took up the pipes at the age of ten. He later played with the rest of his family in a group called The Pavees a name that pays tribute to their proud Traveler heritage. 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.




May 27

JFK Library Presents:
Reviving America’s Infrastructure

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

David Axelrod discusses his book Believer: My Forty Years in Politics with award-winning journalist Mike Barnicle. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.




May 29

Deadbeat Band

Bull Run
215 Great Road, Rt. 2A
Shirley, MA 01464
Doors: 8:00 p.m.
978-425-4311 | bostondeadbeat.com

Celebrate The Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary with DeadBeat at this upcoming show!
Join DeadBeat to celebrate their 10th anniversary at Bull Run in Shirley, MA on May 29, 2015. Show starts at 8:00 PM, but come early for the great pub food!




May 30

ICC Presents: 25th Anniversary Gala

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
6:00 - 11:00 p.m. | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org | nmurphy@irishculture.org

The Irish Cultural Centre is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!
Cocktail reception from 6-7 pm. At 7pm, enjoy dinner, presentations, dancing, entertainment and cultural performances. Music and dance performances by John Connors and The Irish Express with special performances by The Moffatt School of Irish Dance from Co.Mayo, and lots, lots more. To purchase tickets or a table for this special 25th Anniversary Gala, pleae contact Nicola Murphy at 781 821 8291 or email nmurphy@irishculture.org





May 30

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Frankie Gavin: The Master Fiddler

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

Frankie Gavin's playing over the years is regarded as amongst the best in terms of quality and style. Needing no introduction to anyone even remotely interested in traditional music, he returns to the Burren Backroom for this one time gig. 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.




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