The Irish in Boston

Artist: Celtic Bells
Type: Performance
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: K-4 and 5-8
Scheduling Request

With fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum), banjo, flute, guitar, and bagpipes, Nancy and Calum Bell tell the story of Irish immigrants in Boston, weaving in their songs and poems of work, humor, protest, longing for home, and longing to feel at home in the New World. In addition to providing a rich connection to history curriculum, this program serves as a starting point for meaningful discussions on culture, race, prejudice, and immigration.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: American History, Social Studies, Massachusetts History, Immigration, Irish Culture


Remote Single: $540

Single Show: $675 

Back-To-Back: $1,145 
Three-In-A-Row: $1,620 
Four-In-A-Row: $2,090 
Travel Fee: $50 per day

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts


1 reserved parking space

2 chairs without arms

Projector Screen (if possible-please let YAMA know if the artists need to bring their own)

Arrival time before first performance: 45 minutes 
Strike time: 30 minutes 
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes 
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students.

Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.

Remote Learning Video will be available in Spring 2021.