It has been six years since the wonderful “Gaelic Roots” was last held at Boston College. Seamus Connolly put his heart and soul into gathering some of the most talented Irish and Scottish musicians, singers, and dancers for a week of performances, lessons, late night sessions, and an all round great time. Though “Gaelic Roots” week no longer takes place, a top-knotch concert series throughout the year does — and it is free to the public. Concerts take place in the historic Connolly House in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. An intimate space which basically feels like a house concert.
Tomorrow evening, February 10, the Center for Irish Programs presents Donna Hébert — Traditional Franco-American, Northern, and Contradance Fiddle Music.” A third-generation Franco-American, Donna Hébert co-founded two music groups, Chanterelle and The Beaudoin Legacy. A versatile performer, teacher, and author, Donna Hébert received a 2008 Massachusetts Artists’ Fellowship in the Folk Arts from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Performing on fiddle and vocals, Donna Hébert will be joined by Max Cohen (guitar and vocals) and Jeremiah McLane (accordion and keyboard). For more information about the series this spring, go to the Gaelic Roots website.