The Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will be live at the Canadian American Club, Watertown, MA on Sunday, April 3rd, starting at 3PM. Live music, dance and fun! For more info go to

Kevin Barry, author of the novels City of Bohane, Beatlebone,  and Night Boat to Tangier will give a lecture on the topic of place, dialect and hauntedness  in his writings at Boston College, Gasson Hall 100, free and open to the public April 6 at 7PM. irish lecture series.

I have started reading Ed Pearman’s book, MusicScapes of Scotland, Vignettes from Prehistory to Pandemic.  Ed and I go way back, to when he was the director of the Boston Scottish Fiddle Club, in the 1980’s-1990’s. He put on many a great Scottish Fiddle Rally concert locally. And a huge one, on the Esplanade in Boston on the Charles River.  After moving to NH,  he has been for 24 years,  a music columnist for Scottish Life magazine.  This book is a wealth of knowledge about musical styles and history, helping us all to appreciate songs in Gaelic, Scots, and English, music of the pipes, fiddle, harp and more.

~ Gail