July 28: Initially formed by Lindsay Straw (bouzouki, guitar, vocals) as a way to explore her own interest in the interconnected streams of folk music in Ireland, Britain, and America, the Ivy Leaf is now a young stalwart of traditional Irish music in Boston, featuring Caroline O’Shea (flute, whistle, vocals), Armand Aromin (fiddle, whistle), and Dan Accardi (fiddle, concertina). The members’ diverse backgrounds in Berklee College of Music, AllIreland Fleadh Cheoil competitions, and the rich Irish culture of Boston combine to produce a sound that is “vibrant and surefooted, and tailored to fully reveal each tune’s character and personality” (Sean Smith, Boston Irish Reporter). The Ivy Leaf has been featured at prestigious local venues such as Club Passim in Cambridge, the Irish Ceilidh Club of Rhode Island, and the New England Folk Festival.
As part of our 15th Anniversary Performance Season, we are excited to continue our July Thursday Night Series supported by NorthEndBoston.com, Boston Parks Dept., I AM Books and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events.
Series partners include I AM Books and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, City of Boston. Stefano Marchese: Series Director.
Children’s Programming: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Concerts are free and open to the public
(Rain location: St. Stephen’s Church)