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A Saint Patrick's Celebration: Songs and Stories with Kate Chadbourne

Kate Chadbourne

Join singer, harper, and storyteller Kate Chadbourne for a Saint Patrick’s celebration of all things Irish. Come for merriment and mischief, to learn a little Irish language, and to sing, listen, and laugh. Accompanied by the sounds of Kate’s beautiful big harp, the Irish flute, and the tin whistle, we’ll raise our hearts and voices – and maybe even the roof!

About the performer

Kate Chadbourne is an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England.  She has been honored as a “tradition bearer” in the Revels Salon series and in the Gaelic Roots Concert Series at Boston College, and her music has been featured on NPR’s programs, “Cartalk” and “All Songs Considered.”  She has released four solo CD’s, three collections of poetry, and has collaborated on recordings and live performances with Tim Janis, Lauren Passarelli, The Chanticleers, The Celtic Kates, and many others. Named as one of “The Most Fascinating People” in Central Massachusetts by the Sentinel and Enterprise Newspaper, Kate is also the founder of The Bardic Academy, a school for writers, musicians, singers, and young scholars. She brings to her audiences the sounds of the harp, piano, tin whistle, Irish flute, and melodeon, a deep love and knowledge of traditional Irish story, a warm and welcoming presence, and a voice often described as “the voice of an angel.”

Sponsored by the Friends of MHL.