Boston's Irish music community and community members are planning to gather for a fundraiser in West Roxbury next month to benefit the families of Boston Fire Lt. Edward Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, both of whom were killed while battling a Back Bay fire in March.
The event, dubbed Firefighters Fleadh (pronounced "flah," an Irish word signifying celebration, according to event organizers), will be held at the Irish Social Club of Boston, at 119 Park St. in West Roxbury, on Sunday, June 8 from noon until midnight.
the event itself will feature a days' worth of Boston Irish music acts, set to perform along the following schedule:
- 12 p.m. Auld Locals
- 1 p.m. Colm O'Brien
- 2 p.m. Irish Whispa
- 3 p.m. Boston's Erin Og
- 4 p.m. Erin's Guild
- 5 p.m. Ireland
- 6 p.m. Devri
- 7 p.m. The Old Brigade
- 8 p.m. The Fenian Sons
- 9 p.m. to midnight The Silver Spears
Pauline Wells and Sean Gilmartin are set to make special appearances at the event, as well.
A Flash Jig will also be held at the event, during which several hundred Irish dancers are set to perform around 5:30 p.m.
West Roxbury YMCA will be on-hand to provide activities for children, and the event will also include raffles and an auction.
All proceeds and donations will benefit the Lt. Walsh - Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund, which is managed by the Boston Firefighters Credit Union.
For more information or to offer a raffle or auction item, contact Bill Bailey at 617-620-6909 or email@example.com, or visit Facebook.com/FirefighterFleadh.