Presented by New Hampshire Magazine and The River 106.7 in conjunction with Cuzin Richard Entertainment Associates & The Boston Comedy Festival
Saint Patrick’s Comedy Gala
Friday, March 17, 20178:00 pm
$30 // $35
A benefit for the New Hampshire Milk Producers Emergency Relief Fund! Featuring 3 Boston Irish Comedians: Jim McCue, Joey Carroll and Jimmy PJ Walsh. Guest host Paddy O’Furniture. With the Connolly Irish Step Dancers, special surprise guest and bagpipers!
The Connolly Celtic Dancers
Mary Connolly preserves the traditions of her Irish heritage through dance. Her parents were born in Galway and met at an Irish Social Dance in Boston. Mary started Irish step dancing at age 6 and has fond memories of attending Irish Socials with her parents. She competed and won many medals for her step dancing at Boston competitions.
Mary has been teaching Irish Step, Ceili and Set Dance to children and adults in the Upper Valley since 1996. Her students have performed at many local festivals and shows. She produces an annual Ceili, a traditional music and dance party open to the community.
The Connolly Celtic Dancers can be seen “stepping out” at various St. Patrick’s Day venues. Mary continues to study Irish Dance, participating in workshops throughout the year, passing the tradition on to her students.
Traditional Irish music featuring fiddler Roger Burridge and piper Anthony Santoro. Born into an English family with deep roots in folk music, Roger Burridge ventured over to Ireland in his late teens. That experience ignited a lifelong passion for playing traditional Irish dance music. Burridge has recorded and played alongside some of the very best Irish and English musicians. Now living in New Hampshire, Roger is joined by piper Anthony Santoro to produce rich, energetic, raw, foot-stomping music. Infatuated with the Irish uilleann pipes from an early age, Santoro has toured Ireland, New England, New York, and lived and performed in Las Vegas. The duo has now performed together for over a decade.