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February 2008 Events Calendar
Aimee Farrell Courtney

February 3-24

ICCNE Presents:
Virtual Bodhran Workshop

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA
7:30 - 9:00 pm | 781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

This is a four-week workshop with classes for both beginners and non-beginners (13-years old and up). I Class instructor is one of Ireland's leading boudhran players - Aimee Farrell Courtney (pictured).




Jennifer O'Shea

February 11

ICCNE Presents:
Songs of Ireland: Virtual Youth Singing Workshop

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive,
Canton, MA
5:00 - 5:40 pm
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

This is a four-week workshop with classes for both beginners and non-beginners. No singing experience needed. Students must be 12 years or older. Irish Cultural Centre of New England 200 New Boston Drive, Canton 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Class instructor, Jennifer O’Shea, (pictured) is a whistle and flute player and singer from the Boston area. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, she currently teaches elementary music and is a founding member of the Berklee Day Sessions summer program for young musicians.




Keith Lockhart - Boston Pops

February 12

The Boston Pops Present:
Boston Pops in Love

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-638-9345 | bso.org

This Valentine's Day season, join maestro Keith Lockhart & the Boston Pops for a special livestreaming concert celebrating the theme of love across a variety of musical genres.




Aine Minogue

February 13

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Aine Minogue's Valentine's Online Concert Celebration

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 p.m. | $15 | 401-725-9272 | riverfolk.org | noonchorus.com

BRT is thrilled to present Celtic harpist and singer Áine Minogue in a show in celebration of Valentine’s Weekend and February, the month that honors Brigid, goddess and Saint. Purchase tix at: noonchorus.com. This special ’s Concert airs Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. EST, and with ticket purchase, you can watch again, any time, during an included 72-hour rebroadcast! 




JFK & Jackie

February 15

JFK Library Presents:
10th Annual President's Day Family Festival (Virtual)

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Free
617 514-1644
jfklibrary.org

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Kennedy presidency, join the JFK Library for a virtual program featuring presidential storytelling, creative at-home activities (Origami Sailboat, Mercury Spacecraft, Popsicle Stick Flag, Tricorn Hat), musical performances, and more to bring history to life for all ages. Participation is free and no registration is required. Videos will be available to watch following the initial broadcast through February 28.




Benkadi Drum and Dance

February 17

JFK Library Celebrate! series
Benkadi Drum and Dance - African Spirit

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
11:30 - 12:30 | Free
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

In honor of African American Heritage Month, the multicultural Benkadi Drum and Dance group returns to perform new dances that showcase the traditional rhythms and movements from West African countries. An African folktale is brought to life with vivid costumes, interpretive dance, and audience participation. A link to view this virtual program will be provided to all who are registered. It will be broadcast on the JFK Library's YouTube channel at youtube.com.




kids cooking at ICC

February 20

ICCNE Presents: Kids Cooking Classes

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

The ICC is expanding the weekly Kids Cooking Classes with Boston Bakeology on Saturdays to include a class for Teens. This is a hands on class; kids work in groups to create baked goods from scratch. $50 per person. This Oatmeal breakfast cooks and glazed donuts are on the menu this Saturday at the ICC.




Christine Kinealy

February 23

ICCNE Presents:
Virtual Lecture by Dr. Christine Kinealy

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

The ICC together with Dr. Christine Kinealy, will place a spotlight on Black History Month with a series of lectures beginning on February 23. Lecture topics include: Transatlantic Abolition, Daniel O'Connell and William Lloyd Garrison, Abolition & Home Rule, Sarah Parker Remond and her time in Ireland. Please check back as we confirm additional dates/times.




Jake Blount

February 27

Blackstone River Theatre Presents:
Jake Blount / The Vox Hunters Online Concert

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:00 p.m. | $15 | 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org | noonchorus.com (check back for link)

BRT is excited to welcome back Rhode Island favorites, The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi) and also offer the BRT debut of the incredibly talented Jake Blount, pictured. Jake is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler and singer. He is a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize. Buy tix, starting Feb. 13 at: noonchorus.com with a dedicated link that will be provided soon and will allow you can watch again, any time, during an included 72-hour rebroadcast!




Teens Cooking

February 27

ICCNE Presents: Kids Cooking Classes

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

The ICC is expanding the weekly Kids Cooking Classes with Boston Bakeology on Saturdays to include a class for Teens. This is a hands on class; kids work in groups to create baked goods from scratch. $50 per person. Chocolate Hand Pies and Biscuits are on the menu today at the ICC.




February 28

ICCNE Presents:
Alana & Leigh Cline in Concert

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA
3:00 p.m. | 781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

A concert of Cape Breton, Irish and Scottish music, along with stories and histories of the tunes, many of which come from the 16th and 17th century.





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