A column of news and updates of the Boston Celtic Music Fest (BCMFest), which celebrates the Boston area’s rich heritage of Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton music and dance with a grassroots, musician-run winter music festival and other events during the year. —Sean Smith
– As far as the Boston Celtic Music Fest is concerned, there’s no such thing as an age difference: BCMFest events have featured performances by pre-teens, senior citizens, and everyone in-between, including mamas and papas, grandmas and grandpas, and kids big and small.
BCMFest will celebrate the all-ages appeal of Celtic music with a special concert on July 12, as part of its Celtic Music Monday series at Club Passim in Harvard Square. “In the Family Way: Music Shared Across Generations” will present three acts that, together, show how traditional music acts as a bond within families and unites youths and adults: The Reiner Family Band, a veritable institute of traditional music performance and education; fiddling, singing and dancing sisters Eden Forman and Emerald Rae; and Plaiditude, an ensemble of middle school-age fiddlers. Read more