The 10th Annual Boston's Celtic Music Fest
January 11 - January 12, 2013
Boston's grassroots celebration of local Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic music will mark its 10th year when BCMFest (Boston's Celtic Music Fest) takes place January 11 and 12, 2013.
The festival will showcase several dozen musicians, singers and dancers, all with ties to the Boston music scene, during the two-day event, which is held in the heart of Harvard Square. BCMFest gets underway on January 11 with its traditional kick-off concert in Club Passim and the Boston Urban Ceilidh -- BCMFest's Celtic dance party -- at The Atrium, 50 Church St. Saturday's "Dayfest" will feature children's and family entertainment at Passim in the morning, followed by an afternoon of concerts and other events on four different stages in Passim and the nearby First Parish Church, Cambridge, at 3 Church St.
Capping the commemoration of BCMFest’s first decade will be a Saturday night finale concert in First Church that will include "A Celtic Sojourn" host Brian O'Donovan, who will emcee, Highland Dance Boston and other special guests, and a tribute to the late Boston Irish music legend Larry Reynolds by faculty and students of the Boston Comhaltas Music School that Reynolds helped establish.
Performers for 2013 include: The Deadstring Ensemble, George Keith & Sean Gannon, Hanneke Cassel & Mike Block, The Coyne Family, Katie McNally & Eric McDonald, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, Joey Abarta, Core 4, Liz Hanley, Mairin Ui Cheide, Skylark, Belclare, Corvus, Kira & Cliff McGann, Armand Aromin & Dan Accardi, Diane Taraz, Michael O'Leary, Ivonne Hernandez & Adrianna Ciccone, Bob Bradshaw, Laura Cortese, Emerald Rae, Carraroe, Matt Heaton & The Electric Heaters, The Whiskey Boys & Shinbone Alley, Molly Pinto Madigan, The Boston Scottish Fiddle Club, The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society of Boston, The Bell Family, and Kyte MacKillop & Friends.