BCMFest 2023

Boston Celtic Music Festival 2023

Festival lineup and tickets below:

First Round: Thursday Jan. 12 at Club Passim @ 7pm – $25/$22
7pm Scottish Fish
7:45pm Matt & Shannon Heaton
8:30pm Copley Street

Roots & Branches: Friday Jan. 13 at Club Passim @ 7pm – $25/$22
7pm Molly Pinto Madigan
7:45pm Katie McNally & Friends
8:30pm Jenna Moynihan

Boston Urban Ceilidh: Friday Jan. 13 at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theater @ 7:30pm – $20
The Boston Urban Ceilidh features participatory and social dances from the Irish, Cape Breton and Scottish traditions, all with live music. No experience is necessary – all dances will be taught and with an in-time caller.
Irish Ceili: Medford All-Star Ceili Band (Ellery Klein, George Keith, Matt and Shannon Heaton, John, Josie and Rory Coyne, Helena Delaney, Tina Lech, Ted Davis, Jeremy Ball and more!); caller Rebecca McGowan
Scottish Ceilidh: Loud Weather (Alasdair White, Elias Alexander, Eamon Sefton, Neil Pearlman, Anna Colliton); caller Summer McCall

Dayfest: Saturday, Jan. 14 at Club Passim & The Sinclair (plus sessions at First Parish Church). Tickets for full day access are sold through The Sinclair’s website (seen below)- $28
Club Passim @ 11am – 6:00pm
11am Elizabeth and Ben Anderson
11:45am David Healy, Nathan Gourley, and Eamon Sefton
12:30pm Sarah Collins & Jonathan Vocke
1:15pm James Kelly & Ryan Douglas
2:00pm Carroll Sisters Trio 
2:45pm Kate Gregory & Brendan Hearn
3:30pm David McKindley-Ward 

4:15pm Fódhla
5:00pm Casey Murray & Molly Tucker
5:30pm Leland Martin and Friends

The Sinclair @ 12pm-5pm
12:00pm Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
1:00pm Adam Hendey with Eamon Sefton & Simon Lace;
2:00pm Calum Bell and the Boston Session Community;
3:00pm Maura Shawn Scanlin & Friends
4:00pm Loud Weather

First Parish Church @ 12pm – 5pm
12pm Beginner session – School of Music with Kat Wallace & Ben Roberts
1pm Scottish/Cape Breton Session – Rachel Reeds and Conor Hearn
2:15pm Song Session – James Kelly & Ryan Douglas
3:30pm Irish session – The Irish Cultural Centre Presents the Irish Session with Aoife Griffin, David Healy & Adam Hendey

There will be 4 open sessions taking place in the front parlor room of the church. The first beginner session will be geared towards a slower pace available to all levels hosted by the Passim School of Music. The song sessions will focus on traditional singalong songs varying from sea shanties, ballads and beyond. No experience or instrument needed. The Irish and Scottish sessions will be geared towards advanced/experienced players. No sheet music will be provided or needed for all sessions.

– Workshops upstairs in the School of Music Classrooms

Nightcap Finale: Saturday, Jan 14 at The Sinclair @ 8pm – $28
– “Boston Celtic All-Stars”: Ensemble Director Katie McNally (fiddle), Jenna Moynihan (fiddle), Shannon Heaton (flute), Natasha Sheehy (accordion), Bethany Waickman (guitar), and Janine Randall (piano), with Irish and Scottish traditional dancers Rebecca McGowan and Christine Morrison
As a celebration of some of the leading women in the Boston Celtic scene, these effervescent all-star players will perform as a full ensemble as well as smaller collaborative groups that highlight the varying genre specialties of each of the members. 

Brunch and Tunes: Sunday Jan. 15 at Club Passim @ 10am-2pm – FREE
Brunch returns to Passim in 2023! Join us for a delicious live music brunch.
– Mrs. Wilberforce (Sean Smith & Kyra Davies)
Past brunch menus

– Workshops that afternoon

* Official schedule coming soon

BCMFest 2023

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