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.

Virtual programs available in pre recorded format. In person performances also available.

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

Video: Remote Arts Learning Showcase (Nancy starts at 0:30)


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

Remote (pre recorded)
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Please introduce the artists as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts Ensemble.


Remote (live online)
School sets up link for remote meeting and makes the artists co-hosts. Screen share must be enabled, however please turn off ‘annotation’ feature. Artist may need to sign on 20-30 minutes prior to the meeting to check sound levels. A representative from the school must be on the call to spotlight artist video, facilitate Q+A and mute students as needed. Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.



  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 2 chairs without arms
  • Projector Screen (if possible-please let YAMA know if the artists need to bring their own)
  • Must have the ability to darken room or stage area in order to see slideshow

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.