Day Long Celebration of Celtic Music In Cambridge
(Cambridge, MA – June 7, 2023) Passim’s Summer Boston Celtic Music Festival (BCMFest) is back to help the region ring in July Fourth weekend with a celebration of New England’s rich Celtic history. The Summer BCMFest features live music, food and new to this year, DANCING, at Club Passim in Harvard Square. The Celtic celebration takes place Sunday, July 2nd and features both free and ticketed events. The entire lineup is available at passim.org.
Summer BCMFest gets going early on the 2nd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a special Irish Live Music Brunch at Club Passim featuring Kat Wallace and Jimmy Kelly. The party continues at 3:00 PM with a series of free outdoor performances on Palmer Street outside Passim with Elias Cardoso & Friends and Ailsa.
New this year, BCMFest’s incredibly popular social dance, The Boston Urban Ceilidh, is making its summer debut. The free event will also take place from 5PM – 6PMon Palmer Street.
“The Ceilidh is always such a special event people look forward to every winter, so we are excited to bring it back in the summer,” said Summer McCall, BCMFest organizer. “We are ready to fill Palmer Street with incredible music, dancing and plenty of laughter.”
Summer BCMFest will wrap up Sunday night with a ticketed event inside the club featuring Matt & Shannon Heaton, Carroll Sisters with Adam Hendey, and Yann Falquet & Eric Boodman. The evening concert begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at Passim.org.
Passim’s Summer BCMFest is tailored after the annual BCMFest, a gathering held each January to celebrate Greater Boston’s richness of music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic traditions. Like it’s winter counterpart, Summer BCMFest showcases the vast range of sounds and styles found in Boston’s Celtic music community.
The mission of Passim is to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their career, and to build a vibrant music community. Passim does so through their legendary listening venue, music school, artist grants and outreach programs. As a nonprofit since 1994, Passim carries on the heritage of its predecessors-the historic Club 47 (1958-1968) and for-profit Passim (1969-1994). We cultivate a diverse mix of musical traditions, where the emphasis is on the relationship between performers and audience and teachers and students. Located in Harvard Square, Passim serves Cambridge and the broader region by featuring local, national and international artists. Our ultimate goal is to help the performance arts flourish and thereby enrich the lives of members of our community. For a complete schedule, visit www.passim.org.