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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.




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




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 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 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 28

BRT Presents: Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
$15 | 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)




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