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Get ready for a dose of culture at the Boston Celtic Music Festival

The festival is set to run Thursday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Jan. 16 at Club Passim in Cambridge.

Fiddler Hanneke Cassel performs at 2012 Boston Celtic Music Festival coordinated by Passim in Cambridge. Michael J. Passarini/Passim

Update: Due to COVID-19, the festival has been moved to an online streaming format. Passim is suggesting a $25 donation from attendees for each night. The schedule can be found here.

For Celtic music lovers — and this being Boston, we know you’re out there — four days of it are headed to Club Passim this January.

From Jan. 13-16, the Cambridge club (and the Atrium at 50 Church St., for one event) will be alive with the sounds of Celtic music, dance and song from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, and other places with Celtic communities during the Boston Celtic Music Festival.


“BCMFest features acts that are traditional as well as others that draw on contemporary sounds and ideas; full-time, professional touring acts as well as evenings-and-weekends musicians; and — most importantly — performers from across the generations,” according to the fest’s organizers.

Lineups for the eight separate events include the likes of Hanneke Cassel Band, led by Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel. Cassel plays music influenced by the Scottish Isle of Skye, and Cape Breton Island, plus some Americana.

There’s also violin and guitar duo Rakish, who play traditional Scottish and Irish music.

Other performers include Ethan Setiawan and Neil Pearlman, The Faux Paws, Casey Murray and Molly Tucker, and Alasdair White. Check out the lineup here.

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