Showing posts with label Irish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Irish. Show all posts

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Franklin Library: Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song - March 5 - 3 PM

Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song, Saturday, March 5, 3:00 PM

Celtic music with 'Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song'. Come join us for an afternoon celebrating the music, hilarity and dance of Ireland. 
Phil Edmonds (originally from County Clare), is an (alleged) leprechaun who plays the tin whistle and button accordion with great warmth and spirit. 
Kevin Fallon (by way of county Roscommon and Mayo) is a soulful guitarist, fiddler and singer. 
Mary King (Up Donegal & Cavan) joins in with the fiddle, Celtic Harp and voice. She also teaches a beginning Irish step 1/2 hour before the program. Get your green on, warm up your voices and sit back and enjoy. 
This program is in-person, free, and open to the public. 
For more information about Celebrating Ireland, please visit  ->   https://marykingharpist.com/celebrating-ireland/

Franklin Library: Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song - March 5 - 3 PM
Franklin Library: Celebrating Ireland in Story & Song - March 5 - 3 PM

 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

October events at the Franklin Historical Museum

The museum is happy to once again be participating in the annual Harvest Festival, Saturday, October 2. The museum will have a display of photographs depicting farms, farm life, animals, gardens and harvesting. The series of photographs from early 20th century Franklin, is from the private collection of Franklin photographer Nathan Wales’ images. The museum is also happy to be host vintage cars from the local car club, the Red Devils. We will serve apple cider and cookies on the porch. The Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum will have a table out front selling Christmas Ornaments from the gift shop. We look forward to you stopping by!

We’re very excited to have author Stephen Puleo return for our Second Sunday Speaker Series on October 10. Steve’s recently released book, Voyage of Mercy will be the topic of his presentation. Thousands of ships left Ireland during the potato famine in the late 1840s, transporting the starving and destitute away from their homeland. The first to sail in the other direction was the USS Jamestown, a converted warship stripped of its guns and committed to the peaceful delivery of food, clothing, and supplies.  The USS Jamestown, the Irish famine, and the remarkable story of America’s first humanitarian mission. Join us for this compelling presentation. Doors open at 1:00PM. Presentation to start by 1:15PM. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Franklin Historical Museum.

The museum is open Thursday evenings 5 PM - 7 PM; Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM and Sundays 1 PM - 4 PM. Visit our giftshop for fun and unique Franklin gift items. We are wheelchair accessible and admission is always free. Franklin Historical Museum, 80 West Central Street. 

October events at the Franklin Historical Museum
October events at the Franklin Historical Museum

Sunday, February 23, 2020

"Jug of Punch" to perform at Memory Cafe - Feb 24

One of the regular offerings within the Dementia Friendly Franklin program at the Senior Center, is the monthly Memory Cafe. This month's session features some Irish folks songs performed by the "Jug of Punch" duo.

Please call the Senior Center at 508-520-4945 to let them know you are coming. This ensure they have sufficient seating for the event.
 



Shared from the Town of Franklin page
https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-senior-center/events/250633

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Franklin Library: Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song - Mar 4 - 3:00 PM

Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song is an all Irish program which embraces Irish history and culture in story and song. Phil Edmonds, Kevin Fallon, and Mary King are scheduled to perform at the Franklin Library, Sunday, Mar 4 at 3:00 PM
Franklin Library: Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song - Mar 4 - 3:00 PM
Franklin Library: Celebrating Ireland in Story and Song - Mar 4 - 3:00 PM

For more about the group and to listen to samples of their music, visit
http://www.celticharpri.com/celebrating-ireland.htm

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Fellswater to play in Wrentham - Feb 24

Who: Fellswater
When: 7:30 PM, Saturday, Feb. 24
Where: Original Congregational Church, 1 East St., Wrentham, MA 02093

Description: 
Boston’s Celtic music ensemble, playing a wide range of tunes and songs, drawing from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Canada, and beyond.
For more information and tickets, go to https://www.musicatocc.org.

Fellswater to play in Wrentham - Feb 24
Fellswater to play in Wrentham - Feb 24

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Reminder: Fashion and Harps today

You can combine the two events today:

Karen Antonowicz will discuss the influences of wartime on fashion. From the Civil War to World War II. What does rationing and limited resources do to influence fashion.  
A presentation, discussion, and fashion samples are all part of Karen's one hour talk. Join us for this compelling look back at fabric and fashion by this noted fashion expert. Sunday, December 10 at 1:15 PM.

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/12/franklin-historical-museum-spirits-of.html


New England Irish Harp Orchestra will share a wonderful medley of Holiday music that will put you in the perfect mood for the season! 
Sunday, December 10 - 7:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church 

http://www.franklinmatters.org/2017/12/reminder-new-england-irish-harp.html


New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10
New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10
Fashions of The WW II Era - Dec 10
Fashions of The WW II Era

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reminder: New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10

New England Irish Harp Orchestra will share a wonderful medley of Holiday music that will put you in the perfect mood for the season!

Sunday, December 10 - 7:00 pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church 
237 Pleasant Street Franklin, MA 

Tickets $10 (payable at the door) 

FREE  With Dean College ID 

Transportation provided call (781) 708-1327 

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10
New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10

New England Irish Harp Orchestra will share a wonderful medley of Holiday music that will put you in the perfect mood for the season!

Sunday, December 10 - 7:00 pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church 
237 Pleasant Street Franklin, MA 

Tickets $10 (payable at the door) 

FREE  With Dean College ID 

Transportation provided call (781) 708-1327 

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10
New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10

Friday, November 17, 2017

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10

New England Irish Harp Orchestra will share a wonderful medley of Holiday music that will put you in the perfect mood for the season!

Sunday, December 10 - 7:00 pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church 
237 Pleasant Street Franklin, MA 

Tickets $10 (payable at the door) 

FREE  With Dean College ID 

Transportation provided call (781) 708-1327 

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10
New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10

New England Irish Harp Orchestra will share a wonderful medley of Holiday music that will put you in the perfect mood for the season!

Sunday, December 10 - 7:00 pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church 
237 Pleasant Street Franklin, MA 

Tickets $10 (payable at the door) 

FREE  With Dean College ID 

Transportation provided call (781) 708-1327 

New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10
New England Irish Harp Orchestra - Dec 10

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Burning Bridget Cleary - Apr 8

Who: Celtic Concert, Burning Bridget Cleary

When: 7:30 pm, Sat., April 8

Where: Original Congregational Church, 1 East St., Wrentham, MA 02093

Description: Known for their captivating sound and engaging stage presence, Burning Bridget Cleary is currently one of the hottest young acts on the Celtic and folk music circuits. 

Over the years, they’ve garnered numerous well-earned accolades within the trad community including being nominated for “Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, or Concert” by the Irish Music Association. 

They are regularly played on syndicated radio programs, are a fixture at major folk festivals, did a tour of Ireland in 2013, and perhaps most impressive of all, have put out five full-length albums since their inception. The unique name of the band is from the last woman burned for witchcraft in Ireland at the turn of the 20th century.

For more information and tickets, go to http://www.musicatocc.org.


Burning Bridget Cleary - Apr 8
Burning Bridget Cleary - Apr 8

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

In the News: superintendent search priority; Charles River meadowlands; where the Irish are

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The School Committee has canceled this week's meeting because of snow, but hopes to continue its superintendent search effort unabated. 
The committee had been set to receive a slate of candidates from its search consultant - Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) - at that Tuesday night session, and to interview those prospects during the day on Friday. 
Committee Chairman Kevin O'Malley said the district had taken steps to avoid any delay. 
"We're very concerned," he said. "We have a schedule that's very short."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170313/franklin-committee-keeps-superintendent-schedule



"A local group is hoping to have a say in plans for the future of the Charles River Meadowlands. 
The area consists of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers properties that abut the river. 
The group has submitted a response to the corps' master plan for the land, which includes parcels in Bellingham, Franklin and Medway and is intended to provide a buffer for river flooding. 
Alan Earls, a leader of the local effort, said the corps had solicited his group's feedback, and that it had responded with remarks that encourage the government to preserve the land and promote recreational opportunities there."


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170313/franklin-group-considers-management-of-land



"While there's a saying that everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, more than one in five people in Massachusetts can trace their roots back to the emerald isle all year round. 
Massachusetts and New Hampshire have a higher concentration of Irish-Americans than any other state in the country. According to 2015 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, 20.2 percent of Massachusetts residents and 20.6 percent of New Hampshire residents claim Irish ancestry. The difference between the two states' estimates is within the margin of error, making the figures statistically even. 
"People of Irish descent form the largest ethnic group in Massachusetts," said Seamus Mulligan, president of the Canton-based Irish Cultural Centre of New England. "The state changed dramatically in the 19th century following the arrival of Irish immigrants. The [Irish] famine of the 1840s caused an enormous change in the demographics. The Yankees during the period hired the Irish as workers and servants and they became more assimilated into society. "


Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20170313/where-are-most-irish-towns-in-massachusetts

screen grab of interactive map on Milford Daily News article
screen grab of interactive map on Milford Daily News article

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Mr Dooley made a brief appearance at the Historical Museum

Alan Earls presented on the the arrival of the Irish in Franklin and then shifted to introduce Mr Dooley to an attentive audience at the Franklin Historical Museum on Saturday, March 11.


Alan Earls and Mr Dooley
Alan Earls and Mr Dooley
The presentation document he has allowed us to share here:




Alan presented to an attentive audience with mostly Irish roots 9by show of hands)

Thursday, March 2, 2017

RUNA March 4 - may sell out



RUNA returns!
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Celtic Band RUNA
March 4th 8PM $20

Celtic band RUNA has been selling out concerts all around the world. If you purchase your ticket now you will not be disappointed.

The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

 
http://www.runamusic.com/


The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Tickets for this shows are $20.  Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.
Upcoming Shows
Mar 18      The Boxcar Lilies
Apr 1         Brother Sun
Apr 22       Livingston Taylor

May 6        Catie Curtis


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

The Most Famous Irishman Who Never Was - Franklin Historical Museum - March 11


Local historian Alan Earls will deliver a unique two part program on Saturday March 11 that the Franklin Historical Museum. Earls will first discuss the arrival of the Irish in Franklin in the 19th Century– why they came, how they made Franklin home and the challenges they faced. 

He will then introduce Mr. Dooley – an “Irishman” who became the public face of the Irish in America. It was Dooley and his popularity as a political commentator that had much to do with the growing acceptance and appreciation of the Irish across the United States.

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day the Franklin Historical Museum takes a look at the arrival of the first Irish residents to the town in the mid 1800s. With the help of former Franklin School Teacher Mrs. Nina Santoro we have determined that the first Irish residents arrived as early as the late 1840s. The first children born to Irish immigrants in Franklin had the surnames Mee, Robinson and Murray. The first Irish marriage recorded was that of George B. and Jane Robinson in 1853. And the first death, by a resident born in Ireland was that of 28 year old Mary Rourke, who died of consumption in 1851. 

To learn more about the arrival and influence of the Irish to the Town of Franklin and ‘Mr. Dooley’, please join us for Alan Earls’ enlightening presentation at 10:30AM, March 11th . Earls is the author of Franklin Then and Now (Arcadia Publishing)

The Most Famous Irishman Who Never Was - Franklin Historical Museum - March 11
The Most Famous Irishman Who Never Was - Franklin Historical Museum - March 11
The museum is located at 80 West Central Street and is wheelchair accessible.

Visit the Historical Museum online  http://franklinhistoricalmuseum.org/

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Circle of Friends: Celtic band RUNA March 4th



RUNA returns!
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Celtic Band RUNA
Mar 4th 8PM $20

Celtic band RUNA returns to the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse on Saturday, March 4th, at 8PM.  Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new "supergroups," RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music.

The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

"Timeless and flawless…" – Jim Allford, PA Music Scene

RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle.
http://www.runamusic.com/


The Circle of Friends Coffeehouse is a non-profit organization affiliated with Franklin's First Universalist Society. Concerts are presented in a smoke free and alcohol free environment at the Society's handicapped accessible Meetinghouse, 262 Chestnut St. in Franklin, and begin at 8:00 PM; doors open at 7:30 PM. Beverages and gourmet desserts will be available. Tickets for this shows are $20.  Please call (508)528-2541 or visit http://www.circlefolk.org/ to purchase tickets or for more information.
Upcoming Shows
Mar 18      The Boxcar Lilies
Apr 1         Brother Sun
Apr 22       Livingston Taylor

May 6        Catie Curtis


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse · First Universalist Society · 262 Chestnut St · Franklin, MA 02038 · USA

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Franklin Library: Celebrating Ireland


Join us for a lively and authentic program embracing Irish history and culture in story and song. 
Irish story and song - Franklin Library - Jan 24
Irish story and song - Franklin Library - Jan 24
Three well-known musicians, Mary King, Phil Edmonds, and Dublin-bred Hughie Purcell bring Ireland to you! 
The Celtic soul is alive and well in the stories and songs you will hear, and your ears and eyes will smile. 
For more information, please visit www.celticharpri.com
Franklin Library - Music of Ireland - Jan 24 - 3 PM
Franklin Library - Music of Ireland - Jan 24 - 3 PM


This was shared from the Franklin Library page
http://franklinpl.blogspot.com/2016/01/v-behaviorurldefaultvmlo.html

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Irish Dancers take 1st place


The 2015 World Irish Dance Championships, held in Montreal last week where many local dancers from Harney Academy of Irish Dance in Walpole competed. 

Of note, the Harney Sub Minor Girls Ceili under 11 team came back to town with the 1st place World Championship trophy.

The Harney Academy under 11 Girls Ceili World Champions
The Harrney Academy under 11 Girls Ceili World Champions

The Harney Academy under 11 Girls Ceili World Champions (back row left to right)
Emma Ferrara - Needham
Bridget Fessenden-Medfield
Liam Harney - Walpole (instructor/owner)
Kaitlin Skinner - Walpole
Erin Pomfret - Natick
And front row (left to right)
Madelyn Marshall - Walpole
Madison Gaughran - Franklin
Molly Geoghegan - Walpole
Fiona Hernan -Canton

For more about the Harney Academy, you can visit their webpage
http://www.harneyacademy.com/