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May 2008 Events Calendar

May 2

BRT Presents:
Gypsy Star

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

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May 2

BRT Presents:
Bike & Blues The Blackstone Fundraiser

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
4:00 - 8:00 pm
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

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May 5-17
Discover Newport Presents:
Volvo Ocean Race Newport

Fort Adams State Park
Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI
volvooceanracenewport.com
401-845-9117 | discovernewport.org

The world’s most grueling and exciting ocean race makes its only stop in North America in Newport, RI.
A dynamic Race Village will be open to the public every day. View the sailboats up-close, watch high performance racing within yards of the shore, and enjoy entertainment, marine education and more.





May 6

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Open The Door For Three (Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare, Pat Broaders)

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

"Road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, fist-in-glove, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians" is how this new trio has been described and if their new CD is any indication, this will be one of the great nights of music in the Backroom this year.  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.




May 16

BRT Presents:
The Atwater-Donnelly Band

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

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May 16-17

BRT Presents: Celtic Stone Carving For Beginners

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
9:00 am - 3:00 pm each day
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a two-day class in Celtic Relief Stone Ccarving in Limestone for beginners with instructor Laura Travis, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. No experience is required. A maximum of 10 students will be allowed; a minimum of six is needed to run the class. Fee is $125 plus a separate $12 materials fee which is payable directly to Laura Travis.
For more information, visit campus.digication.com/lauratravis





May 20

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Alba's Edge (CD Release Party)

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

"Alba's Edge is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive Scottish and original fiddle melodies are woven together with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a cohesive and singular musical experience. Fiddle, piano, drums and bass come together seamlessly in a new sound that BBC Radio Scotland has called "a wonderful concoction". 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.




May 22 - June20

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
A
fter All The Terrible Things I Do

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times
huntingtontheatre.org

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.




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!





May 27-28

A Celtic Sojourn at the Boston Pops

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
2 nights only at 8:00 p.m. | Groups: 1-800-933-4255 | 617-266-1200 | bso.org

A Celtic Sojourn at the Pops is hosted and curated by Brian O'Donovan at the majestic Boston Symphony Hall. You won't want to miss this special spring show with the ever popular Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra! Please check back for program details.
If you are interested in bringing a group, please click here.





May 27

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Paddy Keenan and Friends

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

Paddy Keenan is known throughout the world as one of the finest practitioners of the uilleann pipes.  He was born in Trim, Co. Meath, a Travelling family steeped in traditional music; both Paddy's father (Johnny) and grandfather were pipers. Paddy himself took up the pipes at the age of ten. He later played with the rest of his family in a group called The Pavees a name that pays tribute to their proud Traveler heritage. 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.




May 30

ICC Presents: 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

The Irish Cultural Centre is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!
Enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment and cultural performances.
Full details to come.
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