Boston Celtic Music Festival

Boston Celtic Music Festival

  • Celtic
  • Fiddle
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Instrumental

The 17th annual Boston Celtic Music Festival, known as BCMFest, returns to Harvard Square January 16-19, 2020. Presented by Passim, the 2020 festival will showcase Greater Boston’s deep tradition of music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic communities.

Thursday, January 16th, 7pm-9pm. $25 / Members $22
First Round @ Club Passim: A Cape Breton Trip Through Time; The Ivy Leaf; and the Hanneke Cassel Trio feat. Keith Murphy & Jenna Moynihan
Thursday, January 16th, 10pm-midnight.  $10 / Members $5 (or $5 add-on if you come to early show)
Festival Club @ Club Passim: Sarah Collins & Eamon Sefton; Corner House; and Wilma
Friday, January 17th, 7pm-9pm.  $25 / Members $22
Roots & Branches @ Club Passim: Yaniv Yacoby & Eric Boodman; Christine Hedden, Rebecca McGowan, & Lindsay Straw; and Louise Bichan
Friday, January 17th, 7:30pm-11pm. $20
Urban Ceilidh @ The Atrium: The Treaty Trio w/ dancer caller Hannah DeRusha; A Cape Breton Trip Through Time w/ dance caller Abbie MacQuarrie; and Laura Cortese & Friends w/ dance caller Hanneke Cassel
Friday, January 17th, 10pm-midnight.  $10 / Members $5 (or $5 add-on if you come to early show or Urban Ceilidh)
Festival Club @ Club Passim: Calico; McKinley James & Lily Honigberg; and Scottish Fish
Saturday, January 18th, 10am-5:30pm.  $25 (includes both venues)
Dayfest @ Club Passim & The Sinclair
Saturday, January 18th, 4pm-6pm.  free admission
Sessions @ Harvard Smith Center: Scottish Session led by Barbara McOwen; Irish Session led by Dan Accardi & Lindsay Straw
Saturday, January 18th, 7pm-10pm.  $25
Nightcap Finale Concert @ The Sinclair: The Treaty Trio; Kevin Doyle & Friends; Laura Cortese & Friends; and Wendy MacIsaac & Mary Jane Lamond
Sunday, January 19th, 10am-2pm.  free admission
BCMFest Brunch @ Club Passim: live music brunch featuring Eamon Sefton & friends

Sunday, January 19th, 11am-1pm. $45
Workshop @ the Passim School of Music: Togaibh Fonn! Worksongs in the Cape Breton Scottish Gaelic Traditions with Mary Jane Lamond
Workshop @ the Passim School of Music: Putting Cape Breton Sets Together with Wendy MacIsaac

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