Merry Christmas from the Lindsays! This is our big holiday week, featuring two Plymouth concerts--one free--and both family friendly! We mean it; bring the kids, they won't distract us anymore than anyone else does. :)
Sun, December 7, 1pm – 3pm at Festival of Trees, Plimoth Plantation
A really neat event, featuring more than 50 decorated Christmas Trees, all to benefit Cranberry Hospice. Performing Christmas and Celtic music with fiddler Nikki Engstrom. Small fee associated with this one, to benefit the Hospice. For more information www.cranberryhospice.org/festival/
Mon, December 8, 7:00pm – 8:30pm, In Concert: Celtic Christmas Music,
Plymouth Public Library
The big Christmas show... We'll be joined by fiddler Nikki Engstrom, and are happy to say that as a last minute addition, we'll also have Brian "Jingle Bell" Haley with us on percussion! The program will include a mix of holiday themed songs old and new, alongside upbeat traditional instrumental jigs and reels played on Irish fiddle, flute, and whistle-—all with a distinct Irish lilt. Alongside the music, the program includes seasonal poetry, stories, and lively history from Ireland and beyond. Free!
Fehlow Room, Main Library, 132 South Street, Plymouth, Mass.
For more information, visit our newly updated website, www.irishmusic.us
And if you live in Boston....
Boston Celtic Music Fest presents
Celtic Music Monday, a monthly series at Club Passim
Dec. 8, 8 p.m.
"Sing It! All Chorus Songs, All the Time"
plus a bonus "Holiday Sing"
Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Harvard Square
Admission $12, $6 for members of Passim, WGBH and WUMB
Tickets, other info at clubpassim.org
BCM Fest has an informal tradition of starting every Celtic Music Monday show with a singalong. In this case, they're expanding the concept to cover a whole evening. There'll be love songs, work songs, maritime songs, songs of fellowship and solidarity, and no doubt, a thoroughly ridiculous song or two. And there'll always be a part on which people can join in.