I was fascinated with this band when they came here two years ago. A unique approach. Brilliant musicianship and real edge to the songs.
The Jeremiahs combine traditional and contemporary sounds to create their own brand of Urban Folk music. Since founding in 2013 they have trailblazed across Ireland and Europe playing some of the top venues and Festivals. Click below for a good sample of their dynamic sound.
Opening will be Colleen White (vocals, whistle, flute) and Sean Smith (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, bodhran). This duo are of different generations, but find common ground in their love of the music of Ireland and the UK. Their repertoire includes traditional songs and instrumentals as well as material from contemporary singer-songwriters like Kate Rusby, Karine Polwart, Steve Tilston and Tommy Sands, presented with pleasing vocal harmonies and solid accompaniment.
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