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The Burren

  • The Burren 247 Elm Street Somerville, MA, 02144 United States (map)

Robbie O'Connell and Rose Clancy, with Giulia Haible and Caroline Dressler


Robbie O'Connell made his Burren Series debut four years ago and since then, his yearly appearances have been among the most anticipated.  His story-telling, wit, song-writing, and a personality that exudes warmth will again make this February evening an occasion to drive the winter chill away.

Opening the night will be the young phenomenal fiddle and cello combination of Giulia Haible and Caroline Dressler.  nspired mainly by music from the Scottish tradition, Giulia and Caroline continue to widen the horizons of their music and push the boundaries of their creativity. Their debut album, Dragonfly, was released in 2016. Take a listen below... 

The Burren Backroom series is now well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of trad presentation in the world.  It has already created already dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello in Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts.  

Hosted by Brian O'Donovan of A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH radio, these gatherings feature core performers from many aspects of traditional music as well as special guests, and conversations around the music.  As is the custom of the Burren, it is anticipated informal and dynamic post concert sessions will be a feature.

Tickets prices vary with a $5 discount for WGBH Members.  If you are a member, send an e-mail to and we will send you the code. 

Seating is VERY limited and these events have been selling out, so get your tickets today!


Later Event: March 2
Chatham Fiddle Company