Boston Celtic Music Festival 2024

BCMFest 2024 – Jan 11-14

Tickets listed below – including Festival Passes for Boston Urban Ceilidh, Dayfest and Nightcap with Le Vent du Nord

*NEW* Workshops through Passim School of Music on Sunday, Jan 14
Beginning DADGAD Guitar with Owen Marshall
Scottish Gaelic Whistle Tunes with Elias Alexander
Register at passim.org/classes

Thursday, Jan. 11 

First Round
: at Club Passim @ 7pm – $30/$25

7 pm – Joey Abarta
7:45 pm – Jenna Moynihan
8:30 pm – Neil Pearlman & the Wallbreakers
* Livestream link available above – $5/free for members


Friday, Jan. 12
Roots & Branches: at Club Passim @ 7pm – $30/$25
7 pm – Mariel Vandersteel
7:45 pm – Casey Murray & Molly Tucker
8:30 pm – Triga
* Livestream link available above – $5/free for members


Friday, Jan. 12
Boston Urban Ceilidh
: at Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theater @ 7:30pm – $25
TICKET LINK for Boston Urban Ceilidh only
FESTIVAL PASS (Boston Urban Ceilidh, Dayfest and Le Vent du Nord)

* The Boston Urban Ceilidh (kālē) features participatory and social dances from the Cape Breton and Scottish traditions, all with live music. No experience is necessary – all dances will be taught and led by an in-time caller. A short performance from Highland Dance Boston will take place during the break before the Scottish ceilidh. Closing out the night will be a free-form dance to the Celtic EDM project, Ramblxr (Elias Alexander).
Cape Breton: No Boundaries: A Natalie MacMaster Tribute with Katie McNally, Rachel Reeds, Neil Pearlman (Keyboard), Jim Larkin (Drums) – with caller Abbie MacQuarrie
Highland Dance Boston: 15 minute performance during the break
Scottish Ceilidh: Elias Alexander (pipes, whistle, fiddle), Elizabeth Anderson (fiddle), Adam Hendey (guitar), and Simon Lace (drums) with Summer McCall as the caller.
Ramblxr & co: Free-form dance party



Saturday, Jan. 13
: Saturday, Jan. 13 in Davis Square at the Crystal Ballroom, The Burren, and The Rockwell from 11am-5pm
TICKET LINK for only Dayfest – $35
FESTIVAL PASS (Boston Urban Ceilidh, Dayfest and Le Vent du Nord) 

Crystal Ballroom @ 12pm – 5:00pm
12:00 pm – Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
1:00 pm – Scottish Fish
2:00 pm – Pine Tree Flyers
3:00 pm – Firefly Landing
4:00 pm – Eight Feet Tall

The Burren – Backroom @ 11am – 4:45pm
11:00 am – Isabel Oliart and Friends
11:45 am – The Carroll Sisters with Sammy Wetstein
12:30 pm – Elias Cardoso
1:15 pm – Raphaella Hero and the Last of the Romantics
2:00 pm – Medford All-Star Ceili Band
2:45 pm – The Adam Hendey Band
3:30 pm – Jinty Mcgrath
4:15 pm – Calico

The Rockwell – The BCMFest Hearth @ 12 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm – Lindsay Straw
12:45 pm – No Seconds
1:30 pm – Emma Azelborn
2:00 pm – * Tea Time * sponsored by Mem Tea – a moment to chat and warm up with some local tea
3:00 pm – Elizabeth and Ben Anderson
3:45 pm – Sarah Ann Hajjar
4:30 pm – Sarah Collins & Jonathan Vocke

– Sessions at The Burren – Frontroom from 11:30am-7:30pm
No tickets required
11:45 am – 12:45 pm slow session with Rachel Reeds and Conor Hearn
12:45 pm – 1:45 pm song session led by Jimmy Kelly and Archie Stapleton
– 2-5 break for The Burren’s regularly scheduled Bluegrass jam –
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Irish Session led by Kat Wallace and Elias Cardoso
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Scottish – Led by Elias Alexander & Adam Hendey


Saturday Night, Jan 13
Nightcap Finale with Le Vent du Nord: at the Crystal Ballroom @ 8 pm
TICKET LINK for Le Vent de Nord only
FESTIVAL PASS (Boston Urban Ceilidh, Dayfest and Le Vent du Nord) 

Capping BCMFest 2024 will be a performance by the award winning and highly acclaimed band Le Vent du Nord, a leading force in Québec’s exciting and progressive Francophone folk movement. The group’s vast repertoire draws from both traditional sources and original compositions, while their highly rhythmic and soulful music, rooted in the Celtic diaspora, is enhanced with a broad range of global influences.


Sunday, Jan. 14
BCMFest Brunch
: at Club Passim @ 10 am – 2 pm – FREE
Enjoy some fine food in a relaxed live Celtic music atmosphere on Sunday at The BCMFest Brunch taking place at Club Passim from 10 am – 2 pm
Mrs. Wilberforce (Sean Smith & Kyra Davies)


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