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Burren Backroom Series

Somerville, MA


The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the premiere trad series in the world, and looks to create intimate, informal presentations held in the atmospheric space created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts.  
Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music.  Shows are usually recorded for broadcast.


Events

Daimh,

August 31, 2016 7:30 PM

Making their return from a triumphant March debut in the series. "One of the most exhilarating acoustic bands on the Celtic map." Irish Music Magazine.
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Socks in the Frying Pan

September 07, 2016 7:30 PM

Brilliant and exhilarating music from Clare and beyond...
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Foghorn Stringband

September 11, 2016 4:00 PM

- Ass-Kickin' Redneck Stringband Music
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Sean Tyrrell, with Tim Britton/Mark Simos

September 14, 2016 7:30 PM

The Clare/Galway Bard, and a wonderful visiting Piper.
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Andy Irvine

September 21, 2016 7:30 PM

The legend continues.....
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Nathan Gourley and Joey Abarta with Owen Marshall

September 28, 2016 7:30 PM

CD release party for their wonderful recording, Copley Street
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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

October 05, 2016 7:30 PM

Celtic Scandinavian at its very best
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Celtic Fiddle Festival

October 12, 2016 7:30 PM - October 12, 2016 9:30 PM

A Feast of Fiddles: On tour...
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De Temps Antan

October 13, 2016 7:30 PM

Quebecois music at its best!
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Katie McNally Trio

October 14, 2016 7:30 PM

CD release party...
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John Carty, Bonhomme Setter: Double Bill

October 19, 2016 7:30 PM

Solo Fiddle/Banjo Master plus one of the best trad bands from Canada.
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The Dardanelles with Matthew Byrne

November 02, 2016 7:30 PM

From Newfoundland, a band that is stirring waves....
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Fourth Annual Benefit For Somerville Homeless Coalition

November 30, 2016 7:30 PM

Fourth annual benefit in what is already a tradition
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Burren Backroom Series
Brian O'Donovan

Address
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144

Email
celtic@wgbh.org

Website
http://www.burren.com

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