Events

performers at the hibernian cultural centreThe AOH and LAOH often partner with the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, Fiddlers' Green Pub, the City of Worcester, and other local organizations to present cultural and educational events. The public is always welcome! We invite you to bring your family and explore your heritage, to enjoy a high quality of performers and lecturers, to make new friends and to become part of our vibrant community.

We host ongoing, cultural activities at the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, including:
- twice-monthly traditional music sessions
- monthly bluegrass jam sessionmonthly open mic event, live music every Friday night, and  karaoke every Saturday night

Please view our calendar for details of our ongoing events, as well as special events like festivals, performances and family activities.



Pilgrim Soul Products presents "A Couple of Blaguards"

Hibernian Cultural Center, May 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30 pm and May 18 at 2:00 pm


A rollicking comedy from the authors of Angela’s Ashes and A Monk Swimming.

A bubbling stew of Irish humor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor.

A theatrical event that will find a place in the heart of every audience member.

Tickets :$15 in advance groups of 10 or more $12.00

Ticket information and reservations: (508) 799-7775 or 508-799-7775, email htfoley@charter.net or pilgrimsoulproductions@gmail.com

 

The Hibernian Cultural Centre and Coolbawn Road Productions present

John Faulkner at the Hibernian Cultural Center, Saturday May 3rd 8:00 PM


A talented fiddle player as well as guitarist, John is also an accomplished composer and song writer. He has composed the music for no less than 18 documentaries, movies, and television shows for Irish, British, and American productions. His 1989 song Lion in a Cage, about Nelson Mandela, topped the Irish charts for four weeks.

"One of the most experienced folk singers and musicians in these islands" - The Irish Times

http://www.johnfaulkner.net/

Tickets :$15 in advance, $20 at the door

Tickets on sale at Fiddler's Green Pub by calling Helen Foley (508) 799-7775 or Bud Sargent (508) 868-7552

 

Niamh Niú Charra and Band

Hibernian Cultural Center, Saturday, March 8th, 2014, 8:00pm

Niamh Ní Charra hails from Killarney, County Kerry in the south west of Ireland. Strongly influenced by the wealth of local Sliabh Luachra musicians, she started playing music at the early age of 4, under the tutelage of renowned local musician Nicky McAuliffe. A multiple award winner on both fiddle and concertina, she toured from 1998 to 2006 as a soloist with Riverdance, before returning to Ireland where she is now based.

She released her debut album “From Both Sides” in 2007 to much critical acclaim – it was the only Irish album on MOJO’s Top Ten Folk Albums for 2007. She received the “Best Trad Music Act 2008″ award from UK publication The Irish World, and “Best Fiddle/Violin 2008″ from the American based Irish Music Association. Her second album “Happy Out” was listed in NY Journalist Earle Hitchner’s Top 30 albums for 2010, and as “probably the best album of 2010″ in Irish Music Magazine. She was nominated for “Top Solo Performer 2011″ in the Irish Music Awards and was awarded “Female Musician of the Year 2012″ in the Live Ireland Music Awards, compiled by respected and renowned industry critic Bill Margeson. Her latest album “Cuz”, recently released in March, features many top class guest musicians, and has already been earmarked for “Album of the Year”. Her music features on the programme “Ireland in Song” currently airing on Aer Lingus transatlantic flights, and which is also due to be aired on PBS later this year.

Along with touring extensively as a solo artist and with her own band, Niamh has also performed and recorded with The Chieftains, and with Carlos Núñez. and in 2011 released an album “The Basque Irish Connection”, in collaboration with Basque musician Ibon Koteron. She still performs occasionally with Riverdance, most recently for a tour of China, where she took on the additional role of Musical Director. She regularly gives workshops and masterclasses on both fiddle and concertina, has performed for several presidents and members of royalty and has additionally coordinated concerts hosted by the Irish embassy, on behalf of the government.

Tickets :$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Ticket reservations and information : Helen Foley at (508) 799-7775, email htfoley@charter.net

 

Coolbawn Road Productions presents Dónal Clancy

Hibernian Cultural Center, Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:00pm


Coolbawn Road Productions and the Hibernian Cultural Centre present an afternoon of Irish music featuring Dónal Clancy.

Dónal Clancy is an acclaimed guitarist, singer and performer. His father and uncles of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem were the first group to bring Irish folk song to a worldwide audience in the 1960′s and Dónal grew up in a household and community steeped in music. He spent his early childhood in Canada and the US before his family settled back in An Rinn, Co.Waterford in 1983.

In 1998, Dónal moved to New York where he became the go-to guitarist for many of the top Irish music acts. He contributed to albums and tours with Riverdance fiddler, Eileen Ivers, and was guest guitarist with The Chieftains on their Tears of Stone Tour in Japan and the US in 1999. From 2000 – 2002 he was a member of the Irish-American super-group Solas and in 2003 he re-joined the group Danú who would go on to become one of the most successful Irish bands today. He also contributed to the soundtrack of Ric Burns award winning documentary film New York and in 2006 released his debut solo guitar album Close To Home which The Boston Globe dubbed “a sweet masterpiece of melodic grace and riveting groove”

In 2009, Dónal returned to live in Ireland with his wife, Mary and their three children. After the death of his Dad, Liam, the last remaining member of The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem), he began to focus his attention on the family repertoire of songs that he grew up with, while keeping the Clancy tradition alive with his solo performances.

Tickets :$15 in advance or $20 at the door

Ticket information and reservations: Helen Foley at (508) 799-7775, email htfoley@charter.net or Bud Sargent (508) 868-7552, email bud.sargent@gmail.com

 

The Merry Ploughboys live at Mechanics Hall, Friday February 21st, 2014

pub opens 6:30 PM, performance 8:00pm

Experience the Emerald Isle without leaving the States! The Great Hall will be transformed into an Irish Pub with music by the Merry Ploughboys - direct from their own pub in Dublin. Their performance is a lively blend of traditional Irish ballads and folk music, and includes lots of interaction with the audience. The public house atmosphere will be complete with Irish draft beers and traditional pub food available for purchase.

Tickets :Table seating $25, Balcony seating $20, Table reservations available, $15 Balcony seating for friend of Mechanics Hall and Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre with special promo code(PUB)

More information and to order tickets Mechanics Hall Box Office : 508-752-0888

 

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