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October 2008 Events Calendar

October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291
irishculture.org

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square. No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.




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October 3-4

UMass Fine Arts Center presents:
Moonfish Theatre's "Star of the Sea"

UMass Amherst Campus - - Bowker Auditorium
100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst, MA 01003 | Directions
7:30 p.m. | $35, $25; Five College, GCC, STCC students and youth 17 and under: $10
413-545-2511 | 1-800-999-UMAS | fineartscenter.com/moonfish

Galway-based Moonfish Theatre presents the critically-acclaimed, sell-out success Star of the Sea on tour in the US this fall and appearing as part of the UMass Fine Arts Center’s 2017-18 season. Performed in Irish and English, audiences are invited to experience Irish as a theatrical language, translated continuously through subtitles, movement and song – completely accessible to non-Irish speakers. There will be a Q & A with the company after each performance. Star of the Sea was a sell-out hit at the Galway International Arts Festival in 2014, followed by a 2015 packed tour across Ireland.
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October 7

BRT Presents: North Sea Gas
Music from Scotland

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
$15 | 8 pm | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

With a combination of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bodhran and bouzouki, complementing strong, three-part vocal harmonies, an entertaining evening is always guaranteed! This marks NSGs 13th appearance at BRT as they tour behind their newest CD, "Fire in the Glen." The band is led by founder Dave Gilfillan, lead vocals, guitar and banjo, well-known for his tongue-in-cheek humor. Ronnie MacDonald on lead and harmony vocals, guitar and bouzouki, and Grant Simpson with his high-energy fiddle and vocals.




October 7

ICCNE Presents:
TR Dallas Live from Ireland - - ONE NIGHT ONLY

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 pm | $20 advanced or $25 at the show
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

TR Dallas has toured and performed with some of the biggest names in Country Music - - Johnny Cash, Boxcar Willie, Don Williams and Foster & Allen. His hits include Who Shot JR Ewing, Hard to be Humble, Daddy's Girl and This Story I tell you in True. You won't want to miss one of Ireland's most successful entertainers for this one night only show at the ICC. This is his only show in Boston so grab your tix now!




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October 8

Larcom Theatre Presents:
Tommy Fleming - The Voice of Ireland - - ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Larcom Theatre
13 Wallis Street, Downtown BeverlyMA
4:00 p.m. | 978-922-6313 | $39, $44, $49
Directions | Buy Tickets | thelarcom.org

A Tommy Fleming concert is a musical experience not to be missed particularly when this is his only New England stop on his US tour! Tommy’s unique talent has brought him worldwide recognition with several sold-out tours in Ireland, the UK, the US, Australia and Japan, and he is now critically acclaimed to be one of the worlds’ finest singers of his generation. Considered "The Voice of Ireland," Tommy has over 5 million YouTube hits and over 3 million album sales worldwide. Catch him live at The Larcom for an unforgettable Sunday afternoon performance!
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October 8

BRT Presents: Skipper's Alley

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
$15 or $18 at the door | 7 pm | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Skipper's Alley,a 7-piece ensemble,first came to prominence in 2013 after winning the Loic Raison Trophy at Brittany's Festival Interceltique de Lorient, an award previously won by such established acts as Danú, Clannad, and The Bothy Band. The band's dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise. Described by The Irish Times as gloriously three-dimensional, the group spring from harp-accompanied Sean-Nós songs to feral, unkempt sets of reels, creating a sound that is both scintillating and a model of tender delicacy (David Kidman, The Living Tradition).




October 9

JFK Library Celebrate! series
La Piñata - Dia de los Muertos

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Stephen E. Smith Center, Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 - 11:30 am | Free, Registration Required
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Enjoy dance, music and storytelling and learn about the centuries-old MesoAmerican celebration known as Day of the Dead — Dia de los Muertos —that is still practiced today. Loved ones who are no longer with us are remembered with humor and reverence in this unique tradition in celebration of Latino Heritage Month. This show is appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up.




October 10

JFK Library Forum Presents:
In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. | 617 514-1644
jfklibrary.org

A screening of In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America, a new documentary on the work of John Hume, who shared a Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the peace building in Northern Ireland. A discussion follows with filmmaker Maurice Fitzpatrick and Senator George Mitchell, who served as the chairman of the peace talks. The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen moderates. Senator Paul Kirk will introduce the program.




October 11

JFK Library Forum Presents:
Education Nation Boston: Build the Future

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
5:50 - 8:00 p.m. | 617 514-1644
jfklibrary.org

Award-winning NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis moderates a discussion on the challenges facing younger adults after high school, and solutions to ensuring their success. From jobs and skills of the future to college access and equality, Ellis covers a wide variety of topics with guests from the education, government, non-profit, and private sectors.




October 14

BRT Presents: Patrick Ball

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
$15 | 8 pm | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and also a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them to create a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance. 




October 17

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate:
Getting to the Point with Katy Tur

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125-3314
6:30pm | 617 740-7000 | Free parking | emkinstitute.org

Join the Institute for a conversation with Katy Tur, NBC correspondent and anchor for MSNBC, and Robin Young, Co-Host of NPR’s Here & Now. Tur will share her story covering the Trump campaign and discuss her new book, Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History. A book signing will follow. Books can be purchased at the gift store. Premium tickets include the book, guaranteed seating, and priority access for the book signing ($35; $30 for members). GA: free.




October 21

BRT Presents:
Bohemian Quartet

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
$15 | 8 pm | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

Featuring violin, viola, cello, and bass specializes in music of the "Romany" or "Gypsy" tradition, along with related Eastern European folk styles. Always an amazing evening of music!




October 21

Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin, China

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester
8:00 pm | 508 752-0888
mechanicshall.org

The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China (Tianjin Acrobatic Troupe) was established in 1957 as a combination of the former China Circus & Acrobats that was founded in 1948. It is one of the best acrobatic troupes in China with over 100 acrobatic, magical and martial arts performers. With novelty and superior techniques, the acrobatic troupe is favored by audiences all over the world.




October 22

Gil Shaham

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester
4:00 pm | 508 752-0888
mechanicshall.org

Violin legend Gil Shaham and pianist Akira Eguchi featuring works by Kreisler, Prokofiev, Franck, Bach, and Saint-Saens. Presented by Music Worcester, 4:00 p.m. Program includes: Kreisler - Preludium and Allegro, Prokofiev - 5 Melodies, Op. 35, Franck - Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, Bach - Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin, Saint-Saens - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, and Dorman - Nigunim.




October 23 (moved from Sept 22nd)

ICC Presents:
27th annual Golf Tournament

Brookmeadow Country Club
100 Everendon Rd, Canton, MA
11:00 am | 781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

You won't want to miss the Irish Cultural Centre's 27th Annual Golf Tournament. Shotgun start, putting competition, raffle giveaways, Irish baked goods in the morning, live Irish music on the patio during cocktail hour, Ireland's finest lagers and stouts, and dinner at the ICC! Enjoy an afternoon of great golf among friends, collegues, neighbors and supporters of the Irish Cultural Centre!




October 26

JFK Library Forum Presents:
Examining the Life of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 617 514-1644
jfklibrary.org

Richard Aldous, (pictured) professor of history at Bard College, discusses his book, Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian, a biography of Arthur Schlesinger Jr., special assistant to President Kennedy, with NYU professor of history and public service, and CNN commentator Timothy Naftali.




October 27
Deadbeat - - Halloween Show!

Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar
35 Railroad Square
Nashua, NH 03064
603-578-0200 | 8:00 p.m. | $12 advance or $15 at the door
Buy Tix | deadbeatband.com

DEADBEAT is a Grateful Dead Tribute Band in MetroWest Boston - a jam band that brings alive the sound and style of the Grateful Dead, The Jerry Garcia Band & all of the music that Dead Heads love to hear! DeadBeat gigs are upbeat, fun, wild... perfect for dancers, twirlers & everyone looking to have a "real good time!" Deadbeat is: Mike (Bails) Bailey, Bass Guitar - Gary Barth, Rhythm Guitar; Vocals - Rich Cesarini, Keyboards - Jennifer Markard, Vocals - Joe Pulitano, Drums - Brian Stormwind, Lead Guitar. Don't miss the party!  




October 28

BRT Presents: Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
$16 or $20 at door | 8 pm | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Bruce Molsky, “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones) and Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song is delighted to present his new group already on tour in the US. "Bruce Molsky is one of those great players who 'gets it': has all the links to the past but is happy not to be chained to it" - Mark Knopfler. "Molsky is easily one of the nation's most talented fiddlers...he transports you ... geographically, historically, and most of all emotionally" - Mother Jones. "It is no exaggeration to say that Bruce Molsky is one of the greatest American fiddlers of all time. His playing is mesmerizing and transporting, and best experienced live" - WBUR (Boston NPR)




October 28

ICCNE Presents:
Tony Kenny's Irish Celebration Farewell Tour

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
8:00-11:00 pm | $35 in advance/ members $30 or 40 at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org | Buy tix here

Direct from Dublin, the Irish music legend Tony Kenny alongside his daughter Victoria Kenny will perform at the ICC on Saturday Oct 28. He will also be joined by The Dublin Dancers and Trinity Dublin Band. This Irish Celebration Farewell tour will be the only Boston show. Don't miss it!




October 28

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate:
Kid Convention 2017

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125-3314
10:00am | 617 740-7000 | emkinstitute.org

What makes an effective leader in your city, town, or community? Bring the children in your life to the 2017 Kid Convention, where they can learn about local elections and vote on issues that matter to them. Throughout the day, kids will have the chance to participate in various activities and programs to learn about the legislative process, their local government, and the importance of making their voices heard. Free with registration. Groups welcome. Free parking.




October 30

JFK Library Forum Presents:
Ernest Hemingway and World War I

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 617 514-1644
jfklibrary.org

James McGrath Morris, (pictured) author of The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War, and Steve Paul, author of Hemingway at Eighteen: The Pivotal Year That Launched an American Legend, discuss Ernest Hemingway’s experiences during World War I. Verna Kale, Associate Editor of the Hemingway Letters Project, moderates..




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