Matthew Byrne was devastated last year when his band The Dardanelles had to cancel. He was determined to return to the Boston area and now he is!!
Matthew was with us for our St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn last year, and our audience have grown to LOVE his voice. He is from Newfoundland and from what is essentially musical royalty there. A lot of Irish influence with a distinctive Maritime's influence, makes him a unique artist indeed. Just listen to his cover below of Norman Blake's True Love knows no Season. Kind of like, wow...
The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world. It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.
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. As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature.
Ticket prices vary and there is a $5 discount for WGBH Members. If you are a member, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the code.
Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!
The Burren Backroom (View)
247 Elm Street, Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144