“The ICC in Canton will host a number of concerts this summer and fall,” says Maudy Dooher, director of Programming & Membership. “Following on the heels of a fantastic Irish festival we will have Emish appear on July 15 for a great night of Irish music and a guaranteed ‘rare ‘ole time.’ “
“Join us on our outdoor patio before the event for summer cocktails,” Dooher says. “Our restaurant will be open at 6 p.m. Call the ICC to purchase tickets or to reserve a table at 781-821-8291 or purchase online at Eventbrite, tinyurl.com/jhr4v89.”
Other concert dates planned this summer under the tent at the Cultural Centre include: Keltic Storm, Aug. 11; Sharon Shannon, Aug. 19; and Chloe Agnew, formerly of Celtic Women, Sept. 17.
About the performers: Emish is high-powered rock group with Irish influence. New York natives, the band has forged its own Americana folk rock sound by collating a background of Irish, rock, and folk influences.
In Emish’s fourth album, the group ventured further into the Americana movement by focusing on their original songs written by front man, Bobby Curreri.
Other cultural events this month
Genealogy Consults with The Friends of Irish Research – The Friends of Irish Research will have consultants available for genealogical consultations each Friday in July at the Irish Cultural Centre Library in Canton. Members of the research team will be available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Consults will also be available at the Brockton facility on July 8, 22, and 29 from 7:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, email your request for time and date to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celtic Adventures for Kids with the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England –
Celtic Adventures for Kids – July 25 –29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – is a week-long program designed to give children in grades one through nine an introduction to the richness of Irish culture, through the auspices of the Irish Cultural Center at Elms College in Chicopee. Daily activities include, Irish language, Irish dance, Irish music, arts & crafts, storytelling/literature, and games.
Camp is $200 per child with a $20 discount for ICC members. Prior registration required.
For more information and to sign up, visit irishcenterwne.org.