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The Wild Rovers - Recording artists for many years this Boston-based band consisting of three, four, or five members with music ranging from Popular, Country, Rock&Roll, to ethnic (specialty Irish music).

Celtic Pirates Performs traditional Irish and Scottish ballads and sea tunes in the Greater Boston area. Provides songlist, concert photos and schedule.

Matt and Shannon Heaton - Matt and Shannon Heaton are devoutly Irish in musicianship, and divinely American in spirit. This is traditional Irish music that stirs the heart, the soul and the soles. (Ed. Nice web site!)

The Exiles - Performing exhilarating, traditional, Irish instrumental dance music, as well as their own compositions, with vitality and spark. The X-isles features Bob Drouin, on a dizzying array of melodic instruments, backed by one of the most driving rhythm sections in the business. The X-isles music ranges from sets of high-energy jigs and reels, to delicate fingerpicking tunes, to lively traditional Irish songs. The band members are seasoned, award-winning professional musicians, experienced on the concert stage, in the recording studio, on movie sets, and at weddings and other private functions.

The Ivy Leaf - Young Boston-based traditional Irish quartet featuring dance tunes and songs with fiddles, flute, concertina, vocals and backing.

Note:  Since we've found more web sites for Irish pubs than bands or musicians, we're listing the Irish pubs here for your convenience. These sites often list a schedule of performances. We're working to add venues for Irish music in the other states. 

The Black Rose - Boston's Legendary Irish restaurant and pub, is a reminder of the old country. With flags, a display of family coat of arms and historical memorabilia, you're sure to feel a little Irish yourself. Sing along nightly with live Irish bands, while the wait staff tells you of their homeland. Great food! Located in the Faneuil Hall area. Check out the calendar for the entertainment schedule.

The Burren -
247 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville - 617/776-6896
Features Irish bands and musician seven days a week, 365 days a year. Lunch and dinner served. Irish Breakfast served Saturdays and Sundays.

Boston area Irish pub and restaurant guide. Many sites listed include an entertainment calendar of performing Irish bands and musicians.

Coogan's -
173 Milk Street, Boston - 17/451-7415 Live Irish entertainment every Thursday through Saturday. Located near Boston's Faneuil Hall.

The Green Dragon Tavern
11 Marshall Street, Boston - 617/367-0055
Featuring Irish bands and musicians Wednesdays through Sundays and Saturday afternoons. Irish and American cuisine. "Headquarters of the American Revolution"

Matt Murphy's Pub -
14 Harvard Street, Boston    (617) 232 0188
Small, family-friendly Irish bar with Irish music on Saturday nights. Kitchen open noon to 9 pm daily; and a pretty enticing menu, from fish and chips to more upscale bistro fare.

Jose McIntyre's -
160 Milk Street, Boston - 617/451-9460
An Irish Mexican cantina featuring a variety of live entertainment Thursday through Sunday. Serves lunch and dinner. Pool tables and 60 oz. Margaritas.

Paddy O's
33 Union Street, Boston
Classic rock and Irish bands, beer and good food. Lots of TVs showing all sports events. One of the many John Joe Somers Irish pubs, bars and restaurants.

The Purple Shamrock
Another one of the Boston Faneuil Hall area's popular Irish restaurant and pub offering a lively atmosphere with street-side dining and nightly entertainment featuring Irish musicians and bands.

Tradition -
A five-piece band from greater Boston. The band plays all styles of Irish music, as well as classic rock, country and folk. Particularly suited for weddings, Irish dances and corporate functions.

Celtic Waves 1550 AM Radio Station
Playing all the new contemporary music from Ireland and also music with a Celtic edge from Canada and Scotland. We play The Corrs, Clannad, Enya, The Waterboys, Aslan, Christy Moore, Ashley McIsaac, Loreena McKennitt, Paul Brady, Great Big Sea, The Cranberries, Van Morrisson, OTT, U2, Goats don't shave, Frances Black, Gary Moore, Watercress, Kaydee, Sinead Lohan, Boyzone, Wild Swans, The Sawdoctors, Afro-Celt Sound System, The Carter Twins. Exciting interviews with Irish bands, authors, performers, actors and members of Boston's Irish community. Weekly CD review.

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