Monday, July 22, 2024

Ari & Mia Friedman perform at Club Passim’s 2011 BCMFest. (Photo: Thom C.)

Tickets went on sale today for an expanded BCMFest, with Club Passim’s annual Boston Celtic Music Festival now stretching across four days and adding The Sinclair as a performance venue.

The growth, coming in the January festival’s 15th year, “will enhance the BCMFest experience for performers and audiences,” said Sean Smith, a festival organizer, “while retaining the character of BCMFest as a grassroots community event.”

New segments including an Emerging Artists Showcase that kicks off the festival, Sunday Dayfest and BCMFest Brunch. The Saturday Dayfest schedule now runs more than 12 hours and adds Festival Club – late-night performances that encourage festival artists to collaborate “and push the envelope of what’s expected,” organizers said.

Festivalgoers who want a more immersive experience can again partake in music sessions with sing-alongs and workshops throughout the weekend, organizers said. The focus remains on music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic-related traditions found in Greater Boston.

Performers and acts – so far – include The Katie McNally Trio; Daymark; Lindsay Straw with Jordan Santiago; Allison de Groot and Nic Gareiss; Copley Street (Joey Abarta and Nathan Gourley); Molly Pinto Madigan; Celtic Roots; Parcel of Rogues (Susie Petrov and Calum Pasqua); The Vox Hunters; Elizabeth and Ben Anderson; Eamon Sefton and Maura Shawn Scanlin; Maggie MacPhail; Boston Harbor Bhoys; Gus LaCasse; Rockport Celtic Duo; Ceol Corvus; Quebecois showcase with Adrienne Howard, Eric Bodman and Max Newman; The Medford All Star Ceili Band; Boston College Irish Dance; The Kelly Girls; Boston Scottish Fiddle Orchestra; Thar Toinn; Natasha Sheehy; Sailbow; Colleen White and Sean Smith; Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; and Pumpkin Bread.

The all-ages BCMFest takes place Jan. 18-21 at Harvard Square’s Club Passim, 47 Palmer St.; the Atrium on the fourth floor of 50 Church St.; and at The Sinclair, 52 Church St. General admission by the show ranges from $5 to $30.

More information is at

This post was written from a press release.