A Celtic Christmas, with Robbie O’Connell and Rose Clancy
8 pm, Saturday, December 3
By popular demand , we are bringing back a celebration of the mid-winter, presenting tunes from the little known Kilmore carols of Wexford to the Irish-American vaudeville stage, from Winter Solstice
traditions to Christian to pagan. Join us for “A Celtic Christmas”, as we present Robbie O’Connell with acclaimed fiddler Rose Clancy. Robbie O’Connell was born in Waterford, Ireland and grew up in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, where his parents had a small hotel. He began to play guitar and sing at age thirteen and soon became a regular performer at the hotel’s weekly folk concerts. A nephew of the Clancy Brothers, he began touring with his uncles in 1977 and recorded 3 albums with them. “A National Treasure… a man blessed with an enviable turn of phrase and a gift for melody bestowed on only the few,” is how Ireland’s top music magazine, Hot Press, describes Robbie O’Connell.
The multi-talented Rose Clancy is a much respected, high energy musician playing fiddle, mandolin and banjo at concerts and festivals throughout the Northeast while sharing the stage with some of the greatest traditional performers. Clancy’s unique fiddle style embraces, Northern Irish, Scottish, and French Canadian influences. She founded The Chatham Fiddle Company where she teaches, makes and repairs instruments and runs a boutique concert series featuring some of the finest talent from the Celtic music genre.
About the Homegrown Coffeehouse
The Homegrown Coffeehouse is thrilled to be celebrating 33 years at First Parish UU in Needham — and what a time it’s been! Check back often — we’ll have advance tickets for all of our shows. Our new space is a treat, visually and acoustically, so come join us — we miss you! See below for directions to the Homegrown.
Shows starts at 8:00 pm; doors open at 7:30 om. Tickets for all shows will be available online. Remaining tickets are sold at the door beginning about 7:30 p.m.
For more information about any show, call us at (781) 444-7478, or e-mail us at email@example.com
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Directions to the Homegrown Coffeehouse at First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist
From the North: Take Route 128 (I-95) south to exit 19B (Highland Avenue Needham). Take Highland Avenue to Great Plain Avenue in Needham Center. Cross over Great Plain Ave. onto Dedham Ave., the church will be on your right. Parking is available on Lincoln St., the first right after the church. Enter on Lincoln Street.
From the South: Take Route 128 (I-95) north to exit 17 (Route 135). Take Route 135 to Lincoln Street (see map). Parking is off Lincoln Street.
From Boston and Cambridge: Take Route 9 west to Route 128 South. Follow directions above “from the North.”
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