|Clancy & Dillon to Headline Celtic Music Fest
The Clancy & Dillon Irish Band with Finbar Clancy and Eddie Dillon of the Clancy Brothers will be featured at the Celtic Music Fest to be held at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) on March 4, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Local Celtic artists Curragh’s Fancy and Hogan’s Goat, the Katie McD Band, out of Galway, and U2 cover band Joshua Tree will also perform. The concert is a benefit fundraiser for the 2006 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.
The Celtic Music Fest is a joint collaboration of the South Boston Citizens’ Association, the Claddagh Society, and the Sons and Daughters of South Boston. It is sponsored by Guinness.
Spokesman for the group, South Boston Citizens’ Association President Michael P. Bare remarked, “I could not think of a better way to say thank you to the Allied War Veterans Council and 2006 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee than organizing this concert. The venue provides every type of Irish music from traditional to rock, something for everyone, beginning with local Celtic bands Hogan’s Goat and Curragh’s Fancy, the Katy McD Band out of Galway, (most recently performing at Symphony Hall), the Clancy and Dillon Irish Band, with its roots in the original Clancy Brothers, and closing out the night to local sensation and U2 cover band, Joshua Tree.”
Bare continued, “Thanks to the kind support of Guinness, the committee has been able to keep the tickets reasonably priced at $20 in advance and $25 at the door. I would also like to thank Jim Rooney, Executive Director, MCCA, for help in arranging the facilities, and Jim Jensen of Bank of America Pavilion for setting up the ticket distribution services. With over a thousand attendees expected, it would have been an administrative nightmare to distribute tickets. With Jim’s help, we are able to sell them online at www.southbostoncitizens.org. Southie’s own Jim Calnan gets kudos for his help in setting up sound and stage for the event ”
“The concert is a wonderful, fun way to kick off the St Patrick’s Day festivities and contribute to the best parade in New England, in my heart, the world. The South Boston Citizens’ Association, the Claddagh Society, and the Sons and daughters of South Boston wanted to let the Allied War Veterans Council and 2006 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee know that all of their efforts are appreciated. I urge everyone from South Boston and beyond to come join friends and family for a night of festive music and dance for a great cause. As they say at the Galway Races, ‘we’ve a winner alright’ with the 2006 Celtic Music Fest on March 4, at the BCEC.”
For more information and to purchase tickets online, go to: www.southbostoncitizens.org