March 11, 2010
The Seaport Boston Hotel has booked legendary Irish fiddle player Seamus Connolly to perform on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, as Boston celebrates its title as America's most Irish city.
Considered one of the world's finest exponents of traditional Irish music, Connolly won Ireland's national fiddle contest a record ten times and is artist-in-residence at Boston College. He is being joined by Laurel Martin on fiddle and Kevin McElroy, a multi-
instrumentalist and singer.
The trio will be playing in Tamo, a sophisticated contemporary bar in the Seaport Hotel, from 5 to 7 p.m., and later from 8 to 10. There will be no cover charge.
Tamo will be serving boiled Irish dinner, Sheppard's Pie, plus Hors
d'oeuvres and other selections from the critically acclaimed Chef Rachel Klein.
The celebration continues through the weekend, as Boston's popular band, Hogan's Goat, will play an assortment of dance tunes, ballads, and sea shanties on Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20 from 7 to 10 p.m. The band features Skip Toomey, Bobby Dunlap,
Kathi Tayor and guest fiddler Danny McDonald.
"We're delighted to have live Irish music at the hotel during St. Patrick's Day week," said Seaport general manager James Carmody. "It will be a great way for conventioneers and guests staying at our hotel – as well as local residents who love good music – to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in a stylish setting while listening to masters of Irish traditional music."