Calendar of Upcoming Events- April & May, 2010

April 8 – Rambling House, a Singing Workshop at the Irish Cultural Centre, 200 New Boston Drive, Canton. 1-888-GO-IRISH or Learn about Ireland's rich history through the art of song while also learning traditional Irish songs in both English and Gaelic. No registration required, just stop by! $5 donation suggested. The 2nd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. … Chulrua in Concert Paddy O’Brien, Pat Egan and Dale Russ Boston College Connolly House, 300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Irish Traditional Music and Song (accordion, fiddle, guitar, and vocals) by Paddy O'Brien, Pat Egan, and guest fiddle player Dale Russ. Hosted by Gaelic Roots program at BC, headed by fiddle master Seamus Connolly. Call 617-552-0490.
April 9 –Devri at Mr. Dooley’s Irish Pub. … Irish Cultural Centre of New England presents an Author Reading by Kevin O’Hara at 8 p.m. featuring a reading by the author of “A Lucky Irish Lad.” Free.
April 10 – Chulrua in Concert Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children. An incredible night of Irish traditional music featuring the band Chulrua whose music is the old instrumental dance melodies of Ireland: jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, and the occasional song. 401-725-9272. … Irish Baking Workshop: Scones, at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England, from 3-5 p.m. $25 ICC Members/ $30 Non-Members. Pre-registration is required. E-mail or call 781-821-8291.
April 11 – Feehily Family Fund Raiser, Elks Lodge on Spring Street in West Roxbury from 3 until 8 p.m. to assist the Feehily family of West Roxbury in paying medical needs of their children. Offering their time to provide entertainment are the Noel Henry Irish Show Band, the traditional Irish music of Aidan Maher and friends, O’Dwyer School of Irish Dancing from Hyde Park and DJ Dan Hallissey who will also serve as MC. For ticket information including ticket purchase, or offers of goods or services, please call Mary Devlin at 781-405-0932 or Catherine Corkery at 781-381-0210. Donations can also be made directly to The Feehily Family Fund and mailed to Peoples Federal Savings Bank, 1905 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132.
April 12 – Irish Writers Series: Conor O'Callaghan at Boston College. Conor O'Callaghan is currently the poet-in-residence at Wake Forest University and also teaches at Sheffield Hallam University in England. Winner of the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Rooney Prize Special Award, and the Times Educational Fellowship, O'Callaghan has published several collections of poems including, Fiction, which was short-listed for the Irish Times Poetry Now Prize in 2005. He will give a reading of his work. Contact is the Boston College Irish Studies Program at 617-552-3938 or
April 16 – Sundays Well at Mr. Dooley’s Irish Pub. … Irish Cultural Centre of New England’s Irish Film Series- “In the Name of the Father.” 7:30 p.m. $2 ICC Members, $4 Non-Members. … Tempest - Celtic Rock Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI, 8 p.m. Tickets from $12. Tempest delivers a hybrid of high-energy folk rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences, and world music elements. 401-725-9272.
April 18 – Friends of the Boston Beara Society annual dinner at Florian Hall, Hallet St. Dorchester. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guest speaker is John Curran of Sound of Erin Dance music by the Andy Healy Band. Tickets; $50. Call Pat Dwyer at 617-328-6690 or check with
April 22 – Gaelic Storm at Showcase Live 23 Patriot Place, Foxborough. 6 p.m. Doors (Dinner & Best Seating). 8 p.m. $20 (limited seating). 508-543-5640.
April 25 – Irish Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England at 2 p.m. Enjoy Irish Fashions by Claddagh Connection. Tickets $20 ICC Members/ $25 Non-Members. Call 781-821-8291 for tickets.
April 29 – Boston College Arts Festival. Main Tent, O'Neill Plaza, Chestnut Hill. Noon - 10 p.m. 617-552-0490. Every year, the BC Arts Festival brings the community together to celebrate the arts. Irish Music, Song & Dance, Seamus Connolly, and students, faculty and staff
April 30 – Eire Society’s 73rd Annual Gold Medal Dinner honoring Boston Irish Reporter publisher Ed Forry. The dinner will be at the Roof Top Ballroom of the Omni Parker House in Boston. A reception will begin at 6 p.m. through 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Tickets are $100.
May 2 – The 1st Annual Benefit Dance for Haiti: From the hearts of the Irish to our brothers and sisters in Haiti, 2 to 8 p.m. at Marriott Boston Quincy, 1000 Marriott Drive, Quincy.
May 15 – The Saw Doctors at House of Blues Boston, 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston. 7 p.m. 1-888-693-2583 or
May 18-22 – The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers. Boston Pops Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave, Boston. Tickets: $20 - $89. 8 p.m. 1-866 266-1200. Hear the world premiere of “The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers” by Peter Boyer (Ellis Island) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime), honoring the legacy of Massachusetts native sons John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. “America’s Orchestra” and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus perform patriotic tunes and give an uplifting performance.
May 22 – Irish Cultural Centre's 20th Anniversary Gala. Sponsorships are available; for more information please call 781-821-8291.
May 25-27 – Maureen McGovern with the Boston Pops, Boston Symphony Hall. Tickets: $20 - $89. 8 p.m 1-866 266-1200. Maureen McGovern, one of America’s most popular vocalists, performs a concert that features songs from her newest album, “A Long and Winding Road,” which finds her reconnecting with the songs that inspired her beginnings as a folk singer in the late ’60s.