Club Passim’s 19th Annual Boston Celtic Music Festival Goes Online


Club Passim has announced that the 19th Boston Celtic Music Festival (BCMFest) will be held online. Known for attracting the best Celtic musicians from across New England and beyond, BCMFest will feature more than two dozen artists performing January 13-16, 2022. Due to the current increase in coronavirus cases , the entire festival has been redesigned and will now be broadcast live on the Passim website, Facebook page and Youtube channel.

BCMFest showcases Greater Boston’s deep tradition of music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic communities. The festival features traditional acts as well as others inspired by contemporary sounds and ideas; full-time professional tours as well as evening and weekend musicians; and artists of all generations.

First round concert

(Thursday, January 13) – An introduction to Celtic music in Boston through a mix of longtime and recent local artists.

7:00 p.m. Matt & Shannon Heaton

7:30 p.m .: PM Hanneke Cassel Group

20:00 Copley Street

8:30 p.m. Alasdair White & Eamon Sefton

Roots & Branches Concert

(Friday, January 14) – A taste of the dynamic sounds and different styles to listen to in Boston’s Celtic music community.

7:00 p.m. Portland Country Dance Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Slender

20:00 Ethan Setiawan & Neil pearlman

Day party

(Saturday January 15) Celtic music, from traditional classical to contemporary sounds.

6:00 p.m. Elisabeth and Ben anderson

6:25 p.m. Nathan Gourley, Laura Feddersen and Devin McCabe

6:50 p.m. Leland Martin and his friends

7:15 p.m. Scottish fish

7:40 p.m. Casey Murray and Molly Tucker

8:05 p.m. Glenville

8:30 p.m. Prolegs

8:55 p.m. Jenna Moynihan

Dayfest (Sunday January 16) Celtic music, from traditional classical to contemporary sounds.

6:00 p.m. The trio of treaties

6:25 p.m. Sarah collins & Jonathan vocke

6:50 p.m. Carroll sisters

7:15 p.m. Boston Scottish Orchestra

7:40 p.m. My sweet harp

8:05 p.m. Seán Heely & Owen Kennedy

8:30 p.m. Molly Pinto Madigan

8:55 p.m. Rachel Clemente & Dan Houghton

In addition, the Passim School of Music will be offering two online workshops in conjunction with BCMFest on Sunday January 16. Shannon Heaton will teach Irish Flute and Alasdair White will present A West-Highland Scottish music workshop. Pre-registration for these paid courses is recommended at

Tickets are not required to view the BCMFest livestream, but guests are asked to make a suggested donation of $ 25. More information on BCMFest 2022 is available at


Gerald R. Schneider