Boston Celtic Music Fest – Nightcap in Cambridge


The 18th annual Boston Celtic Music Festival, known as BCMFest, returns to Club Passim January 14-18, 2021. Presented by Passim, a Cambridge-based non-profit that supports a vibrant music community through Club Passim, the Passim School of Music, artist grants and outreach initiatives, the 2021 festival will showcase Greater Boston’s deep tradition of music, song and dance from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic communities.

The 2021 festival will be available for viewing via the Passim YouTube site; schedule information and workshop registration is available at

The festival continues Saturday evening at 8:00 PM with the Nightcap concert with Irish singer-songwriter Karan Casey and the fiddle-cello duo Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas. Karen Casey is an Irish native with a background that includes classical and jazz as well as traditional Irish music. A founding member of the acclaimed Irish-American band Solas and the lead singer for the Boston-based fiddle ensemble Childsplay, Casey has built a successful career as a solo artist and released seven solo albums, which showcase her songwriting as well as her interest in other musical forms, including jazz, blues and R&B. In 2018, she helped to found FairPlé, an organization aimed at achieving fairness and gender balance for female performers in Irish traditional and folk music.

Cost: Free – Suggested donation: $25