This will be a return for Tommy O'Sullivan who has performed in the club as part of Sliabh Notes and solo in the past, but this is the first time back as a husband/wife duo. Tommy's & Saundra's paths crossed when she attended an annual traditional Irish music retreat in Midlothian, Texas, where Tommy was an Irish guest instructor. As they explored singing together they discovered her alto harmonies to be a perfect match to his tenor vocals. They now live in Dingle, Ireland since their wedding in Houston, Texas in March 2010. In 2011 they opened O'Sullivan's Courthouse Pub, which swiftly gained a reputation for world class traditional Irish...
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