St. Paddy's Day is once again upon us. Alexandra Cavallo of the Boston Phoenix has described it as "...A day when Bostonians put aside their differences and come together in the shared pursuit of delights so debauched that Fat Tuesday seem like a lazy Sunday passed at your grandma's church social in comparison..."
Debauchery associated with drinking mass quantities of green-dyed beer may be attractive to some native and adopted Bostonians...
...but here we take a somewhat more civilized approach. So in honor of that most-hallowed of patron saints, the notloB Music Blog, with the help of members of the Facebook open group Celtic Music in New England and shared in Cecilia's Choices has compiled a list of Boston-area Lá Fhéile Pádraig-themed family-friendly events to attend.
Tá m'árthach foluaineach lán d'eascanna.
IRISH MUSIC ON FIDDLE & ACCORDION WITH MATT CRANITCH & JACKIE DALY
WALSH HALL FUNCTION ROOM, BC CHESTNUT HILL CAMPUS
150 ST. THOMAS MORE ROAD
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M.
(Sorry about the caps, BC did that, we just copied and pasted).
"Some great Celtic music is coming to Tiverton, RI this Friday night, 3/15, when the extraordinary young fiddler Katie McNally takes the stage at Sandywoods Center for the Arts, with Eric McDonald on guitar and mandolin. Come hear some bold and exquisite fiddle playing, bursting from the Scottish and Cape Breton traditions."
(Tiverton is a bit of a drive, but hey, the local connection is Katie attended Tufts and Eric attended Berklee).
"A free Boston concert by the New England Irish Harp Orchestra Thursday evening March 14th at 7:00 to 8:15p.m. at The Community Music Center of Boston, 34 Warren Ave in the South End - it will be great way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day or just to hear some great music - twelve Celtic harps/ singing/ dancing. As you can see we don't take ourselves seriously, just our music. The Tremont St. entrance is the better wheelchair accessible entrance."
The Canadian-American club in Watertown is hosting a three day St Patrick's weekend
Mar 15 Friday
St Pattys in the Pub downstairs. Sing along Irish/Gaelic songs,
Wear green, door prizes, Irish bread and Tea, Jam session bring your instrument and play some maritime or Irish music... It's free but a canned good for local food bank is always welcomed or a donation to the pub renovations would be greatly appreciated.
March 16 Saturday. St Patrick's day dance with Margaret Dalton and Erin's Melody. Don't miss out we were lucky to book them for our St. Patricks Dance. Please come and support the club. Brings friends. Irish tea and bread complimentary with admission. They play Irish, country and Popular music. You name it they can play it. One of the best bands in New England. 12.00 per person.
March 17 Gaelic club ceilidh 3:00-7:00pm bring the family out for a weekend of Gaelic Songs and dance. What better way to spend St Patrick's day than with the Gaelic Club.
12:00 dance lessons for beginners 12:30 more experience dancers with Mary MacGillivray and Jennifer S.
2:00 fiddle workshop with Gordon Aucoin, come sit in on some great Cape Breton Fiddle. All welcome.
Lindsay Adler - http://www.lindsayadler.com - and Chris Warren perform songs and instrumentals from a variety of Celtic and world folk traditions (2-3:20pm) as a part of the Old Schwamb Mill's Spring Open House (11am-4:30pm). Saturday, March 16, 2013, 17 Mill Lane (off 29 Lowell St.), Arlington
More info at - http://www.oldschwambmill.org
Seehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/253094621401373/ for suggestions further away from Boston and new additions.