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On the campaign trail in NH...

Former US Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, has moved north of the border to NH and is challenging Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in a bid to return to Washington.

And what better way for the 'man of the people' candidate to bolster his creds', than hanging out at his favorite Irish Pub - the Peddler's Daughter in Nashua, NH.

Scott Brown pouring a pint of Guinness at The Peddler's Daughter

Boston favorites sell out at Galway Arts Festival

Grace Bay is the recent debut and long overdue recording from Boston-based couple Tommy McCarthy (fiddle and mandolin) and Louise Costello (banjo and accordion). They made a welcome return to Ireland and were joined onstage by Noel O’Grady on bouzouki at their sold out show at Monroe's Live.

Galway International Arts Festival is a creative collision of performance, music, visual art and discussion. It is one of Ireland's most vibrant and exciting Festivals offering a wide range of experiences from world-class theatre to impromptu musical performances on Galway's winding streets.

Boston favorites sell out at Galway Arts Festival

Congratulations

Congratulations to the senior mixed ceili team from the O'Shea Chaplin Academy of Boston, they are currently the reigning regional, national, and world champions! Well done to this local senior team!

Congratulations to the senior mixed ceili team from the O'Shea Chaplin Academy of Boston, they are currently the reigning regional, national, and world champions! Well done to this local senior team!

The New England Irish Harp Orchestra at the Aisling Gallery

On July 13, Ard Teanga Dhuchais i mBoston hosted an afternoon with the New England Irish Harp Orchestra at the Aisling Gallery, Hingham.

Founded by Regina Delaney, the New Enland Irish Harp Orchestra has been delighting audiences across New Hampshire and Massachussetts of over 9 years.

The group whose ages range from their mid twenties to mid eighties are currently raising funds for a trip to Limerick to take part in the annual Brian Boru Harp festival.

Regina Delaney of the New England Irish Harp Orchestra talking a bit about the history of the Irish harp.

Guests enjoying the performance at Aisling Gallery.

The New England Irish Harp Orchestra at the Aisling Gallery

Fancy seeing yourself in a movie?

Open call for 'Ted 2' extras

The movie 'Ted' was a huge hit in 2012

It was annouched that this summer, 'Ted 2," will be filming in Boston. The sequel of Ted which was a huge hit in 2012, will see the rekindling of the relationship between Mark Wahlberg's character and his best friend, a stuffed teddy bear, Ted, who, after coming to life, has a penchant for dirty jokes and strippers.

Boston Casting is open an open casting call in search of extras for the film. Their poster asks for "all types, 18 years old and up" to come audition to be an extra in 'Ted 2' from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 26. The poster also mentions that the calls are open to both SAG-Aftra and non-union extras. Also, anyone with "fantastic costumes" depicting movie and comic book heroes are being asked to audition as extras and to show up to the audition in costume. "If you dress up, we want to see you and your costume!" the poster reads.

If you do decide to audition, head to the Boston Casting headquarters on July 26, located at 129 Braintree Street, Suite 107. Bring a headshot or recent photo, and arrive no later than 3 p.m. to gain entrance.

IrishCentral community news & events - The Irish Emigrant, Boston

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