BCMFest 2022 – virtual

Boston Celtic Music Festival 2022

BCMFest showcases Greater Boston’s deep tradition of music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic communities. The festival features acts that are traditional as well as others that draw on contemporary sounds and ideas; full-time, professional touring acts as well as evenings-and-weekends musicians; and performers from across the generations.

Regrettably, the swift-moving outbreak of the Omicron variant in Boston and elsewhere has forced the Boston Celtic Music Fest organizing committee to reimagine BCMFest 2022. Out of an abundance of caution for our artists, staff and patrons, we as a committee have decided to make this year’s festival virtual. The large crowds and number of artists make BCMFest a higher risk event in regards to Covid in comparison to Passim’s regular programming at this time.  Events will be either prerecorded videos or real-time live streams. Thank you all for your support and understanding during these unexpected times.

Full livestream will be available here on this webpage passim.org/bcmfest as well as directly on our Youtube and Facebook pages.

School of Music BCMFest workshops listed below.

Suggested donation: $25 each night


First Round Thursday Jan. 13
7:00pm Matt & Shannon Heaton
7:30 Hanneke Cassel & Mike Block
8:00 Copley Street
8:30 Alasdair White & Eamon Sefton

Roots & Branches Friday Jan. 14
7:00pm Portland Country Dance Orchestra
7:30 Rakish
8:00 Ethan Setiawan & Neil Pearlman

Dayfest (Evening-fest) Saturday Jan. 15
6:00pm Elizabeth and Ben Anderson
6:25 Nathan Gourley, Laura Feddersen, and Devin McCabe
6:50 Leland Martin & Conor Hearn
7:15 Scottish Fish
7:40 Casey Murray & Molly Tucker
8:05 Glenville
8:30 The Faux Paws
8:55 Jenna Moynihan

Dayfest (Evening-fest) Sunday Jan. 16
6:00pm The Treaty Trio
6:25 Sarah Collins & Jonathan Vocke
6:50 Carroll Sisters with Friends
7:15  Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
7:40 My Gentle Harp
7:45 Seán Heely & Owen Kennedy
8:15 Molly Pinto Madigan
8:40 Rachel Clemente & Dan Houghton

School of Music BCMFest workshops:

Irish Flute with Shannon Heaton – Sunday Jan. 16 @ 11am
Tunes of the Scottish Gaidhealtachd with Alasdair White – Sunday Jan. 16 @ 1pm

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