The 10th annual BCMFest will be held January 11-12, 2013.
The most recent updates to the lineup were made December 4th. Please check back, as performers may be added.
Friday, January 11, 7PM
Club Passim, 47 Palmer Street
The 10th Annual BCMFest Kick-Off Concert
New Tunes from Boston: Boston's Celtic Composers
spotlighting the area's young, innovative musical talent
Friday, January 11, 8PM
The Atrium, 50 Church Street, 4th Floor
The Boston Urban Ceilidh dance party
Always one of BCMFest's most popular events
featuring performance and instruction.
No experience necessary -- all dances will be taught.
Cape Breton dance with
with Mary MacGillivray calling
Saturday, January 12, 10AM - 5:30PM (full schedule below)
Club Passim and First Parish Church, 3 Church Street
Songs, storytelling and other children's and family entertainment in the morning
and four stages of performances, participatory dance and jam sessions throughout the day.
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Family Music with the Bells
Hurdy Gurdy demo
Kid Sing with Matt Heaton
teen Irish fiddle quartet
Belclare & Co.
traditional Irish tunes and songs
Mairin Ui Cheide
sean-nos (old style) song
The Stars of Munster: A Tribute to Denis Murphy & Julia Clifford with Armand Aromin & Dan Accardi
Flynn Cohen & The Deadstring Ensemble
multi-genre tunes and songs
Nic Gareiss and Anna Lindblad
fiddle and feet
Singers in the Round: Bob Bradshaw, Diane Taraz, and Michael O'Leary
The Coyne Family
Joey Abarta and His Amazing Uilleann Pipes
George Keith and Sean Gannon
Irish fiddle, accordion, guitar
Irish tunes and songs"
"Move the Rolling Sky": The Music of Steeleye, Fairport, and Pentangle
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Boston
demo and participation
Scottish Session hosted by
The Boston Scottish Fiddle Club
Kira and Cliff McGann
Kyle MacKillop & Friends
Irish Tunes and Songs Session hosted by Carraroe
Acoustic Interlude: Joey Abarta
The Whiskey Boys &
Acoustic Interlude: Core 4
Matt Heaton & The Electric Heaters: Surf Sligo
Acoustic Interlude: Katie and Eric
The Liz Hanley Band
contemporary tunes and songs rooted in the Irish tradition
Acoustic Interlude: Skylark
Hanneke Cassel and Mike Block
contemporary Scottish fiddle and cello
Saturday, January 12, 7:30PM
First Parish Church, 3 Church Street
The 2013 BCMFest Finale Concert
"Forward and Back: The First 10 Years"
Hosted by Brian O'Donovan, host of WGBH-FM's "A Celtic Sojourn"
BCMFest finale concerts typically honor the Celtic traditions, and those who have kept them going in the Boston area, while enthusiastically looking ahead to what the future holds for the music. This evening will comprise three segments, each celebrating an aspect of Boston’s robust Celtic community.
BCMFest is forever grateful to all the talented and creative performers who have appeared at the festival since it began. Each year's list is an overview of the various individuals, bands or special acts that have graced the BCMFest stages. If we left anyone out, please let us know!