Monthly Archives: December 2011

Countdown to BCMFest 2012: Family Fun

BCMFest wants kids on our lawn. We’re serious about BCMFest being an all-ages, family-friendly happening, and so once again there will be events and activities children and parents can enjoy together. During the Saturday “Dayfest,” go up to the Attic … Continue reading

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Countdown to BCMFest 2012: The Boston Urban Ceilidh

BCMFest doesn’t want you just sitting on your, er, MacDuff. Sure, there’s a time for listening, but there’s also a time for singing along, or playing an instrument — and there’s definitely a time for dancing, especially at the Boston … Continue reading

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Countdown to BCMFest 2012: “Roots and Branches”

In exactly two weeks, BCMFest 2012 will be under starter’s orders — ready to launch another weekend of hot Celtic music for a cold winter (OK, it’s not been that cold yet, but just wait). So, to help boost the … Continue reading

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Celtic Music Monday: Laurel’s light touch

There’s Irish music that pins your ears back, and seems to fairly scorch the room (or the CD player). But there’s also Irish music with a warm, quiet strength derived from a lighter touch. Meet Laurel Martin, a foremost exponent … Continue reading

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At home with “Sojourn”

Tonight in Worcester, the ninth annual “Christmas Celtic Sojourn” officially gets underway, with stops in Rockport, New Bedford and Portsmouth, NH, before winding up in Boston’s Cutler Majestic Theatre Dec. 16-18. BCMFest has a certain kinship with “Sojourn,” not only … Continue reading

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From Childsplay to BCMFest… and Beyond

Shannon Heaton here, taking a moment to write a mini guest blog (a mini-blog, not a mini guest…). As plans shape up for this year’s BCMFest, and as Brian O’Donovan’s Celtic Christmas Sojourn gets underway… and as I recoup from … Continue reading

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If it’s December, it must be Childsplay time

There are certainly plenty of things not to like about December: the drop in temperatures and corresponding rise in heating bills; the incessant hype for Christmas shopping; and, of course, the realization that suddenly you have just a few weeks … Continue reading

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