Burren Backroom Series

The Burren Backroom Series Concert & CD Launch

Wednesday 14th January, 8pm




Andy Irvine to feature on Charity CD “The Burren Backroom Series”

The Trad Tune Challenge has been set up to raise awareness about mental health

The CD was recorded for Boston’s WGBH Radio at The Burren, the premiere venue for Irish music in the U.S & features some of the best performances from the series (including: Dervish, Sharon Shannon, Lunasa, Andy Irvine & many more).

All proceeds from this concert will go to the Walk In My Shoes Campaign. To find out more please visit


via The Trad Tune Challenge launched to raise monies & awareness for Mental Health – IrishCentral.com.

Live Concert Stream: The Burren Backroom Series presents: Andy Irvine, with Marla Fibish & Bruce Victor

Live Stream

Live webshow…
This will be a special one-off performance by Andy Irvine, streamed live from Somerville MA.

The Burren Backroom Series

This is one of the most anticipated concerts in the series to date. Andy Irvine is truly an icon of traditional and now, contemporary Irish music. As a member of Sweeny’s Men, then Planxty, and most recently Patrick Street, his ensemble playing has created its own unique style of approach to the music. As a solo artist, his original songs have simply become part of the tradition, and his collaborations with Paul Brady, and Dick Gaughan are the recordings of legend.
Opening for Andy, will be a duo from the Bay Area, amazing mandolin and guitar and vocals. Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor. (Marla released one of my fav string albums with Corkman, Jimmy Crowley a few years ago, which first brought her to my attention).
The Burren Backroom Series, launched in October of 2011, has already created many memorable, intimate, informal presentations. These shows are held in a truly atmospheric space, created by well-known traditional musicians Tommy & Louise McCarthy in Davis Square, Somerville, Masachusetts.
Hosted by Brian O’Donovan of A “A Celtic Sojurn” on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, & conversations around the music.