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June 2008 Events Calendar

May 25 - June 1

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




June 13-14

ICCNE Presents: The Boston Irish Festival

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Free parking | $15 per day, Members $10
bostonirishfestival.info | irishculture.org

Boston Irish Music Festival is two days of non-stop Celtic music at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton. Ticket prices for the 2015 Boston Irish Festivals are $15.00 single day entry, $10.00 for Irish Cultural Center Members (membership card required). Children under 12 are free. Please check back for the full lineup of music. Festival includes Feis, 5K Road Race, and plenty of music for all.




June 14

ICCNE Canton Summer Céilí

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Held the 2nd Sunday of every month with live Irish music by Billy O'Neill and friends, the ICC Canton Céilí is a great place for those who know how to Céilí and for those new to the dance.  It's a great place to meet new people and no partner is necessary. Come and enjoy set dancing, waltzes, quickstep, and other traditional dances. And enjoy a great workout!




June 20

5th annual Blackstone River Theatre
Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114
Cumberland, RI
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children, free 5-and-under
Session at theatre following fest from 8:30-11:30 pm
401 725-9272 I riverfolk.org

Features five entertainment stages and food and craft vendors. Performers TBA. Set and ceili dancing stage and a children’s activities area! Session at theatre following fest from 8:30-11:30 pm. Rain date is June 21.
Please check back for entertainment details.




June (date TBA)

3rd annual Milton Music Festival

Governor Hutchinson's Field
Adams Street, Milton, MA
Sat: 5-10 p.m. | Sun: 1-7 p.m.
FREE | Refreshments available | WeAreMilton.org | Details here

The Milton Music Festival, organized by We Are Milton, is staging a two day celebration. The concerts culminate in a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. The festival presents Celtic Sunday from 1-7 p.m., an afternoon of Irish traditional music, plus a line-up of great local performers. Check back for full details.





June 22 - 29

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Come along with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track as we travel in small groups (14 or less) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week bus tour takes you to beautiful northern Ireland including Counties Antrim, Donegal, Mayo, and more. The north of Ireland is a place of exceptional beauty full of great idealists, literary greats, and a causeway built by a giant! Get the inside scoop on Belfast from a cabbie as he drives you behind the scenes through Protestant and Catholic communities. Walk atop the ancient city walls of Derry and go to Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head. Stay in small towns in locally owned guesthouses and hotels where an excellent traditional music session is just around the corner in a cozy pub. All this and more in the beautiful north of Ireland. Come along, we’d love to travel with you!





June 24

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Nuala Kennedy with Eamon O'Leary

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm | 617 776-6896 | BUY TIX | burren.com

Nuala Kennedy is an Irish singer and flute player whose music features liltingly beautiful vocals, adventurous instrumentation, and an imaginative mix of influences. Eamon O'Leary is originally from Dublin and now a fixture on the trad Irish scene in New York where he lives. The Burren Backroom was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




June 29-July 6

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




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