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A look at some upcoming Irish/Celtic-related music events in Greater Boston •Fódhla, the trio of Medford fiddler Ellery Klein and Maine residents Nicole Rabata (flute, whistle) and Bethany Waickman (guitar), makes a rare and welcome return to the Greater... Read more
Arts and entertainment
This month's events include album launches by Pine Tree Flyers (May 5, Club Passim). and Louise Bichan (May 8, Brian O'Donovan Legacy Series), which you can read about separately. Here's what else is going on: •Two fiddlers in the Scottish and Cape... Read more
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 New England-based Scottish fiddler Louise Bichan seems to have a thing about journeys of discovery. The epic travels of her grandmother, Margaret Tait, through Canada as a young woman provided the inspiration and the basis for Bichan's 2016 debut album... Read more
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Q. I am intending to apply for legal permanent resident status, and I understand that a medical examination is part of the application process. Why is that necessary? Can my primary care provider write a letter that I am in good health?   A. US... Read more
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Rachel Gleeson’s foray into the J-1 visa world brought her to the city of Austin, Texas, an up-and-coming tech and business hub where many applicants from Rian are now choosing to venture. Rachel shared with us that her visa experience was smooth, with a... Read more
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  There are bands – whether Irish, pan-Celtic, rock-n-roll, jazz, pop, funk, death-metal, or any other genre – that come together by circumstance or by accident, or even just for laughs. Then there are bands like the Maine-based Pine Tree Flyers, a... Read more
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Robert Frost is, arguably, one of America’s finest poets. The four-time Pulitzer Prize winner was born in San Francisco in 1874.  Following the death of his father, he and his family moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts.  He graduated from Lawrence High... Read more
BostonIrish feature story
Q. What is the status of the possible changes to USCIS filing fees? A. Early last year, we summarized the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to announce adjustments in the agency’s fee schedule. On the last... Read more
Publisher's Notes
It was Christmas Eve Day 2023 and Ireland’s Consul General Sighlé Fitzgerald was on the beach at M Street in South Boston. The outside temperature was 5 degrees with the water temp in the high 30’s and she was there to join with a few other sturdy souls... Read more
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THE PRESENCE OF ROSE Remembering an aunt’s immigrant example   By Martin McGovern Special to BostonIrish   When my father declined to cross the Atlantic for my wedding in 1990, I understood why. Traveling from Dublin to Massachusetts and meeting so many... Read more
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On Jan. 18, more than 170,000 public sector workers in Northern Ireland went on a 24-hour strike.  The 17 trade unions representing nurses, teachers, ambulance staff, bus drivers, and road maintenance crews did so with the support of most of the people in... Read more
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With a mixture of fanfare and cautious optimism, Northern Ireland’s power-sharing Stormont assembly finally is up and running after a two-year impasse.  Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill is the first ever nationalist First Minister in the six counties and Emma... Read more
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The County Roscommon Association of Boston has announced plans for its traditional St Patrick’s celebration- on Saturday March 30, 7- 11 pm at the Irish Social Club of Boston, 119 Park St West Roxbury. At the event,  Pat Kelly and Aoife Griffin will be... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Boston-area fiddler, banjo player and vocalist Maura Shawn Scanlin says there is a very basic unifying theme to her recently released debut solo album: gratitude. “My biggest inspiration for the recording,” she explains, “was that I have a whole bunch of... Read more
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Q. I recently became a US citizen through naturalization and want to obtain a passport to travel. How do I go about acquiring one, and what if I have a family situation back home that requires me to travel on short notice? A. While USCIS gives you a... Read more
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Q. I submitted an application to USCIS almost a year ago, and I am about to move to a new address. How can I let the agency know? Is setting up mail forwarding with USPS enough? A. Until you become a US citizen, whenever you move, you have an obligation... Read more
Arts and entertainment
Readers of Boston Irish Magazine and bostonirish.com are well-versed in the work of Sean Smith, whose finely wrought writings and reviews of the work of performers in the Celtic arts of music and dance, in particular local and regional standouts, have... Read more
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1 National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, DublinExplore 9,000 years of history through fascinating archaeological artefacts that include Irish bog bodies, the Ardagh Chalice, the ‘Tara’ Brooch and the famous Derrynaflan Hoard. The museum is housed in a... Read more
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The Irish Passport Service has rolled out an online passport application system for all applicants - including children and 1st time applicants - applying from the United States.   This service is now live and is available at dfa.ie/passports  
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