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Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill charm Boston

Ireland’s Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill made their way to Boston for a night at Berklee College of Music’s David Friend Recital Hall, where they played two sets to appreciative audiences including some well-regarded local musicians.

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Patty Griffin’s vocals ring true at the House of Blues

Patty Griffin came to Boston on Sunday to support her new record of gospel songs, Downtown Church. Backed by a tight crew of players, she let loose with a generous set of material that thrilled the crowd on hand.

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The Pogues bring tour to a close in Boston

The Pogues bring tour to a close in Boston

Led by troubled singer Shane McGowan, The Pogues returned to Boston this past weekend to close out their annual St. Patrick’s Day with two nights at the House of Blues. How did it go? Find out, inside.

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The Cheiftans celebrate at Symphony Hall

The Cheiftans celebrate at Symphony Hall

Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains have been performing the music of Ireland for over 50 years. On Friday, the group returned to Boston for their annual St. Patrick’s Day show at Symphony Hall. How did it go? Find out, inside.

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Vance Gilbert brings the entertainment

Vance Gilbert brings the entertainment

Some singer-songwriters seem ashamed of the idea of ‘entertaining’ a crowd. Vance Gilbert is not one of those singer-songwriters. Find out what what different about him, inside.

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3 Girls sing together beautifully at the Orpheum

3 Girls sing together beautifully at the Orpheum

There was no need for a buddy as Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin took on the Orpheum Theatre for a triple threat, pass the guitar around jam session. How’d it go? We’d say pretty well.

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Gipsy Kings play it down the middle at HOB

Gipsy Kings play it down the middle at HOB

A review of the Gipsy Kings at the House of Blues on February 20, 2009

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Kris Delmhorst finds comfort at Club Passim

Kris Delmhorst finds comfort at Club Passim

Long-time local favorite Kris Delmhorst played a relaxed set at Club Passim on Thursday night, a venue that she has become very familiar with over the years.

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Brian Webb and Club Passim are a perfect fit

Brian Webb and Club Passim are a perfect fit

From playing on street corners and subways to playing one of Boston’s best folk rooms, Brian Webb’s journey brought him to Cambridge on Saturday night along with his devoted fans. To get a feel for the night, read our review inside.

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Andrew Bird commands Orpheum Theatre

Andrew Bird commands Orpheum Theatre

There was a full band, but really it was Andrew Bird on display Friday night at the Orpheum. Playing his violin, guitars, glockenspiel, and some serious electronics, he was the center of attention.

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