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Socks in the Frying Pan
The Burren Backroom
Somerville, MA
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Socks in the Frying Pan
Just added: Conor Hearn and Maura Shawn Scanlin (see below)

Socks in the Frying Pan: A highly anticipated return of this brilliant and hilarious trio from Clare.  The last time they were with us, they sold out completely and fast!  They are a multi-award winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captured and captivated audiences the world around. One of the most sought after groups in Irish music today, the worldwide Sock Invasion continues!  Check them out in the video below...

Socks in the Frying Pan comprises of Aodán Coyne on guitar and vocals and the accomplished Hayes brothers, Shane Hayes on accordion and Fiachra Hayes on fiddle & banjo.This youthful trio blend Irish traditional melodies with their own personal flair which has gained them critical acclaim and accolades including New Band of the Year by the Irish Music Association

To open the evening, and a tradition for the series that celebrates Boston-based musicians, Conor Hearn and Maura Shawn Scanlin will join in.  Maura Shawn, a two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and a winner of the Glenfiddich Fiddle Competition, is a recent New England Conservatory grad and trained in classical as well as traditional fiddle.  Conor, out of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD's thriving Irish music scenes, makes his home in Boston playing guitar for a number of traditional music acts and bands in the area. He recently graduated from the Burren's local university :), Tufts! Check them out below:

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 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
United States

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