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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.


September 26, 2018 7:30 PM

The return of this amazing young band steeped in trad Irish, Scottish, and Cape Breton music
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Sean Tyrrell: Farewell Concert

September 30, 2018 4:00 PM

The Clare/Galway Bard, says goodbye to touring in the US by giving us one final gift!
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Night Tree: New CD Release

October 03, 2018 7:30 PM

The Return of this unique band with a new CD produced by Seamus Egan
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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman with Ceol Corvus

October 10, 2018 7:30 PM

Powerful husband/wife duo. Harp, Guitar, Vocals, Fireworks.
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Double Bill: Andrew Finn Magill with Alan Murray, and Rakish

October 17, 2018 7:30 PM

Multi-Genre Fiddler.
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Flynn Cohen & Duncan Wickel with Scott Nygaard

October 24, 2018 7:30 PM

What a a line up...
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Liam O'Connor and John Blake

October 31, 2018 7:30 PM

Pure drop fiddling that is simply brill...
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Tommy and Saundra O'Sullivan

November 07, 2018 7:30 PM

Husband/Wife duo from Dingle.
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Kevin Burke

November 09, 2018 7:30 PM

- when it comes to fiddlers, simply da man!!
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Oisín Mac Diarmada, Samantha Harvey, and Seamus Begley

November 21, 2018 7:30 PM

A truly intriguing trio of some of the best: Sligo, Kerry, and the US well represented.
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Annual Benefit For Somerville Homeless Coalition

December 05, 2018 7:30 PM

A beloved tradition for a GREAT cause.
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Lunasa with Ashley Davis: Two Shows. Use the drop down menu on the left to choose.

December 09, 2018 4:00 PM - December 09, 2018 7:00 PM

An extraordinary combination of musician ship and vocals.
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Burren Backroom Series
Brian O'Donovan

247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144



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