Saturday, March 16 at 3pm and 7:30pm
For the past decade, the A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn concerts have introduced a wide range of new and familiar musicians alike to audiences eager to celebrate the holiday in true Irish. This year’s cast showcases exquisite musicianship from groups and individuals representing the core tradition as well as the wide range of connections to Irish music around the world. The amazing Friel Sisters, Yann Falquet and Pascal Gemme, Keith Murphy, and Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman, with more guests and dancers to be announced shortly!
“This will be an in-depth sojourn with Irish influences on folk music and traditions around the World” says host and producer Brian O’Donovan. “From the Scottish-born, extraordinarily talented, multi-instrumentalist sisters, Anna, Sheila and Clare Friel with their deep Donegal roots, thru the Cape Breton and Galician influences of Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman, to the Quebecois and French exuberance of Yann Falquet and Pascal Gemme, to the deep Irish Newfoundland roots of Keith Murphy, it will be such a celebration of the true essence of St. Patrick’s Day.”
Since 1986, local, regional, and national broadcasts of O’Donovan’s radio program A Celtic Sojourn have proven extraordinarily popular. This concert follows the established format of the long-running A Christmas Celtic Sojourn production, which played to over 15,000 people in Boston, Worcester, Rockport, Providence, and New Bedford this past December.