3/1 at 2 pm–Traditional Irish Music with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

The Irish Cultural Center invites you to an afternoon of traditional Irish music with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, a celebrated sean-nós singer from Co. Donegal. This intimate, relaxed performance will also include piano, accordion and uilleann pipes.

Doimnic, from the northwest Gaeltacht of Donegal, has been immersed in the culture of the area from a young age. This last Gaelic speaking area in Ulster preserves not only the Donegal sean-nós songs, but also songs from all over Ulster. He has released four highly commended CDs, and in 2009, he won the prestigious Corn Uí Riada, the highest accolade in Ireland for sean-nós singers.

The event will be held at Collegian Court, 89 Park Street in Chicopee, MA at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 1. Parking is available.

Tickets are limited and must be reserved by February 26. Cost is $12 for ICC members, and $15 for non-members. For information and to RSVP, please call the Irish Cultural Center at 413-265-2537 or Kathleen Doe at 413-727-8245. Tickets are will-call only; cash or check accepted at the door.

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Danú in Concert – Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 4:00 pm – Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Tickets: Adult $42, Student $15, Youth $5

Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing room only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.

Presented in partnership with the Hibernian Society.


“The playing is immaculate, they display an unerring instinct for arrangement, and amid the
dexterity of the interplay they still create the illusion of simplicity.”
Mojo Magazine

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An Fonn Sesiúin is Déanaí–Jenny Picking Cockles

This past week we learned a great reel called Jenny Picking Cockles, thanks to Jonathan, my dear piper friend. Man can he squeeze that goose! :)

Here is the inimitable Willie Clancy playing the LVBIS’s newest set (see the “Sets” page on the website):

And here’s Katie Henderson (one of my favorite youtube channels, btw) playing a spirited version of her own: