As their name implies, The Delta Generators combine the urgency and soulfulness of delta blues with the power and energy of early rock ‘n’ roll. While, in the broader sense, they could be classified as a blues band, there is room on that big blue canvas for brush strokes of Memphis soul, LA funk, and classic rock ‘n’ roll. The combination of clever songwriting and inspired performances on their new CD “Devil in the Rhythm” shows why critics and audiences are calling them the best new blues band in New England.
The highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs, a capella pieces, old time gospel songs, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, bones, spoons, limberjacks, and other surprises including Appalachian clog dancing, French Canadian footwork, and Tap.
WGBH Presents: A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan
Once again, Brian O’Donovan of WGBH radio has assembled a great cast of musicians, singers and dancers for this year’s St. Patrick’s Celtic Sojourn. Headliners include Dublin-born singer Susan McKeown and rising Irish singer Michael Brunnock from Kells, County Meath. They’re joined by the Bee Eaters, New England’s great string and hammer dulcimer band, fiddle great Jeremy Kittel, and duo Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary. A trio of Irish music stars - fiddle champ Tina Lech, uilleann piper Joey Arbata and flutist/five string banjo star Mark Roberts – are performing too.
PENDRAGON – Celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Having celebrated their 28th anniversary in September, Pendragon has embraced that tradition and created a timeless sound of its own, performing roots music with an unmistakable contemporary edge. Pendragon is step dancer/percussionist Kevin Doyle, Bob Drouin on fiddle, bouzouki and tenor banjo, Russell Gusetti on guitar and concertina; Josh Kane on flute and whistles and Mary Lee Partington on vocals.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special concert of traditional and contemporary Irish music, song and dance by joining Brian O’Donovan for WBGH’s annual A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn, featuring performances by some of the principal Celtic performers who, through their performances, invite you in to experience the Irish holiday in a way like never before!
Joshua tree, Johnny Come Latelies, Dave Foley & More
Burren’s Back Room has continuous live music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Joshua Tree, the popular U2 cover band, performs from noon to 3:00 p.m., followed by Johnny Come Latelies, performing from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., then singer Dave Foley, from 8:00 p.m. to closing. In the front room of the Burren is an all-day traditional Irish music session with Tommy McCarthy, Louise Costello and friends.
The Galway rockers are back and just in time to help you kick start the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. The band returns to the House of Blues Boston on Friday, March 9th, as part of their North American Tour. Have a listen to their latest single here "Downtown" featuring Petula Clark.
$29.50 - GA Standing Room
$45.00 - Reserved Seating
Playing Irish Music together in Dublin since 1989, the Merry Ploughboys have provided the best traditional Irish entertainment for visitors to Dublin and locals alike for the last twenty consecutive years. In 2006 the band achieved a lifelong ambition by purchasing their own traditional Irish pub in Dublin called "the Merry Ploughboy" Irish Music Pub Dublin.