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October 2008 Events Calendar
Charitable Irish Society

October

Charitable Irish Society
Silver Key Awards Reception

Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 St. James Avenue, Boston
charitableirishsociety.org

Last year’s award recipients were Paul Doyle and Linda Dorcena Forry.  The Charitable Irish Society was formed in Boston in 1737, “to cultivate a spirit of unity and harmony among all resident Irish and their descendants in the Massachusetts Colony and to advocate socially and morally the interests of the Irish people and their cultural heritage.” Check back as this year's recipients are announced.




October 5

BRT Presents: Patrick Ball

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and also a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them to create a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance. 




Irish Cultural Centre Set Dancing

October 7, 14, 21, 28

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square. No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.




North Sea Gas Band

October 12

BRT Presents: North Sea Gas
Music from Scotland

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

With a combination of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bodhran and bouzouki, complementing strong, three-part vocal harmonies, an entertaining evening is always guaranteed! This marks NSGs 13th appearance at BRT as they tour behind their newest CD, "Fire in the Glen." The band is led by founder Dave Gilfillan, lead vocals, guitar and banjo, well-known for his tongue-in-cheek humor. Ronnie MacDonald on lead and harmony vocals, guitar and bouzouki, and Grant Simpson with his high-energy fiddle and vocals.




October 19

BRT Presents:
Winifred Horan Band

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

 

Please check back for full details. 
Coming Soon!




October 26 - November 2

My Irish Travel
Haunted Ireland Tour

24 Concord Avenue, B2
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-249-8124 | $2499 |
charlene@myirishtravel.com
myirishtravel.com

This Haunted Ireland Tour will take you to Ireland's favorite Haunts to experience all the Irish traditions of Halloween! From ghostly castles to lively festivals, highlights include the Bram Stoker (Dracula) Festival, Leap Castle, the Ulster American Folk Park and the spectacular Derry Halloween for the All Hallows Eve celebrations ending with the spectacular Fireworks finale!




October 26

BRT Presents: Genticorum

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

Over the past 18 years the trad Quebec group Genticorum has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk and Celtic music circuit. The band’s six albums met with critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Europe, assuring the band a brilliant future. Known for its energy and its stage presence, Genticorum has given more than a 1000 concerts in more than 15 countries.




Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

October 26

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Annual Grand M
New England Regional Meeting

Canadian-American Club, Inc.
202 Arlington Street, Watertown | cceboston.org

The Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann New England Regional Meeting will be held in Ithica, New York on Saturday, October 26th. Please check back for more details as the date approaches.




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