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Matthew Murphy

Matthew Murphy, Boston Center for the Arts

Dorchester’s part Irish, part Welsh resident, Matthew Murphy, is appearing in the Bad Habits production of Moises Kaufman’s “Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde” at The Calderwood Pavillion, Boston Center for the Arts from August 11 – 26. For tickets call: 617-933-8600.

Gaelic Storm, Newport Celtic Rock Festival

ICC members will be glad to know that Gaelic Storm, the fabulous opening band for its own Irish Festival this past June, will be just down the road in Rhode Island at the Newport Celtic Rock Festival on August 25th. Gaelic Storm steps back into the ring with Chicken Boxer, their ninth album and fifth independent release on their own label, Lost Again Records. With their signature acoustic production, Gaelic Storm blends indie-folk and world grooves with Celtic tradition. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m. For tickets call: 401-846-1600 or visit the Newport Celtic Rock Festival web site.

Power of Myth and Legend: Irish Literary Revival

Robinson Room, Miller Library, Colby College, Maine. View selected items on display from the James Augustine Healy Collection. The exhibit is open through November 2012, Mondays-Fridays 10 am to noon / 1 pm to 4 pm. It’s free of charge and open to the public. For information contact: speccoll@colby.edu or 207-859-5150. Read about the collection at http://libguides.colby.edu/healy.
Boston Irish Heritage Trail Tours

Every Wednesday and Thursday in August and Saturday, August 18 , 2012. Enjoy a 90-minute, three mile summer’s walk along 300 years of colonial and modern Irish history in Boston. Tours begin at 2 pm from the Boston Common Visitor’s Center. Among the sites is the monument commissioned by the City of Boston in honor of Commodore John Barry of Ballysampson, Co.Wexford, Ireland.
Appointed by President Washington to plan the construction of and command the First U.S. Navy launched in 1798, Commodore Barry is considered to be the “Father” of the U.S. Navy.

Celtic Pride: How Coach Kevin Boyle Took St. Patrick to the Top of High School Basketball

Sportswriter and author Brian Fitzsimmons will be the special guest on Tuesday, August 28, 20012 at the monthly meeting of the Irish Heritage Society of Milford, Connecticut. The meeting will be held at Costa Azura Restaurant on Broadway in Milford, Connecticut at 7:30 pm. Social hour begins at 6:30 pm.

Free Summer Sunday Concert Series

Under the Tent at the Irish Cultural Center 200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA. Featuring: The Locals Sunday, August 19, 2012 beginning at 5 pm. Enjoy the jovial irreverence of The Locals musicians, Cormac Marnell and Brian Mooney, as they “bring back Old Time Irish Folk Music, or die trying.”

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