Boston Celtic Music Festival (2009) – Musical Warmth and Cheer on a Cold Winter’s Day in January

January 11, 2009 at 8:51 pm Leave a comment

I spent the most musically exhilerating Sat. afternoon today at the BCMFest in Harvard Square. I wish I could have stayed longer, however each of the 4 Celtic bands that I heard was well worth the time and price of admission ($16.00 for the day and $26.00 for the day/evening combo). Between Club Passim and the First Parish Church of Cambridge, there were four active stages. The bands played at staggered times, thus affording festival attendees access to continuous music all day long and well into the evening, which was to culminate in a grande finale concert featuring a whole host of Celtic performers. Here is a sampling of the bands who performed at the 6th annual BCMFest. Be sure and save the dates for next year’s event to be held on Jan. 8th and 9th.

1. Bridgebuilders

2. Annalivia

3. Doug Lamey

4. Boston Urban Ceilidh Band

5. Gloucester Hornpipe and Clog Society

6. Katie McNally and Jonathan Fagan

7. Flynn Cohen and Matt Heaton

8. Blue Moose and the Unbottened Zippers

9. Long Time Courting

10. Dan Gurney & Friends

11. Hanneke Cassel Band

12. Highland Dance Boston

13. Janine Sirignano and Sean Smith

14. Noreaster

15. Michael O’Leary, David de la Barre, Bob & Jen Strom (Members of Shamrock for HAWC)

16. Fireside

17. Emma Beaton and Nic Gareiss

18. Matching Orange

19. Folk Arts Quartet

20. Session Americana

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Entry filed under: Annual Events, Celtic, Concerts, Dance Exhibitions, Festivals, Local Artists.

FYI – World Music Events – 1/9-1/10, 1/11, 1/14 Boston Public Library World Music Audio Collection – New CDs Ordered (1/16/09)

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