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  The Chieftains are highly recognized for reinventing traditional Irish music on a contemporary and International scale. The Chieftains were formed in Ireland in 1962 by Paddy Moloney, the top traditional folk musician in Ireland and around the world.... Read more
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UPDATED From Celtic Sojourn's Brian O'Donovan: Our much anticipated visit from We Banjo 3 on Saturday, January 25 at the Boston Public Library is cancelled (as is my entire show for that day) because impeachment hearings are being broadcast extensively. ... Read more
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Hi everyone, In case you hadn’t heard, or maybe you’d forgotten, there’s a little old festival unerway this weekend: the 17th edition of BCMFest (Boston Celtic Music Fest), from January 16-19. Once again, there will be all kinds of music, song and dance... Read more
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Step-dancer Kevin Doyle, Cape Breton’s Lamond and MacIsaac duo, highlighters at 17th annual Boston Celtic Music FestNew Englander Kevin Doyle, whose traditional Irish step dancing has enlivened shows and concerts around Boston for years, and the renowned... Read more
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In addition to BCMFest, January’s Irish/Celtic area happenings will include another Boston visit by Galway Irish-Americana quartet We Banjo 3, which will perform at the Somerville Theater on Jan. 25 at 8 p.m., as part of the Global Arts Live series. “WB3... Read more
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HAPPENINGS - JANUARY, 2020 Saturday, January 4 • The Irish Music club of Greater Boston will have their monthly dance at the Irish Social club, 119 Park St. West Roxbury Music by the Noel Henry Irish show band from 7.00 - 11.00 pm Sunday,January 5 • The... Read more
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By MARK PRATTAssociated Press BOSTON (AP) _ One of the most comprehensive private collections of John F. Kennedy memorabilia, one that chronicles his life from childhood to the White House, is for sale.  Hundreds of items associated with the former... Read more
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The General Election is to be held on Saturday 8 February after President Michael D Higgins dissolved the 32nd Dáil this afternoon. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar briefed the Cabinet and opposition leaders this morning, before travelling to Áras an Uachtaráin to... Read more
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  by Jill Lawless, Jan 11, 2020 LONDON (AP) — Legislators returned to Northern Ireland’s assembly Saturday for the first time in three years after a deal was struck to restore the divided region’s mothballed power-sharing government. Lawmakers gathered at... Read more
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For your consideration: My favorite Ireland experiences By Judy Enright Special to the BIR The New Year has dawned, as bright, fresh and clean as snowflakes. It’s exciting and refreshing because it is a new beginning and brings hope and trust that all... Read more
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Bob Bradshaw, “Queen of the West” • With every album he makes, Bradshaw, a Cork-born singer/songwriter who has been living in Boston for some years now, has shown himself willing and very able to take bold steps forward and try out new things. This time... Read more
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By James W. Dolan Reporter Columnist I can see the glow in my late wife’s eyes and the smile on her face as she sat with our children and grandchildren at family events. She was happiest among them, her pride evident at the easy banter that seemed to flow... Read more
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by R. J. Donovan  Ralph Waldo Emerson once noted that ”music and wine are one.” Kristen Lee Sergeant is living that conviction to the fullest. A native of Manchester-by-the-Sea, she’s a jazz vocalist and composer who has blended her passion for music and... Read more
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First cousins, once removed; third cousin, twice removed: This handy chart will help all of us figure out how we're related
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LONDON (AP) _ Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a new role: chancellor at Queen's University in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The university said Thursday that Clinton was appointed to a five-year term in the largely... Read more
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This video is on YouTube- starts an early morning walk on O'Connell Bridge and along the Liffey to Ha'Penny Bridge, and on up through Temple Bar, Christchurch, Dublin Castle, and on through Trinity (College) University https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=... Read more
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BOSTON, January 7, 2020 (PR.com) – The Irish American Partnership (www.irishap.org) was delighted to host the 2nd annual Nollaig na mBan [women’s Christmas] Breakfast Celebration on January 7, 2020 in Boston,... Read more
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The Eire Society of Boston will host an evening of Prince Edward Island-Irish poems & fiddlng on Thursday, Jan 30 at 7 pm at the Milton Public Library. The program will feature Professor Thomas O'Grady reading from "What Really Matters"  &  "... Read more
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By James T. Brett Compassionate medical care and end of life considerations are some of the most complex and difficult issues facing families, and society in general. It is a reality that may only intensify against a backdrop of an aging population. In... Read more
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