Black 47, Enter the Haggis, Joshua tree, The Makem & Spain Brothers, The Prodigals, The Screaming Orphans and Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones are among the artists slated to grace the main stage during the 21st annual Boston Irish Festival. Set for Friday evening June 17 through Sunday evening, June 19, in Canton, Massachusetts, the festival also will feature Irish dancing, films, sports, art, food, an O’Connell Street Marketplace, book readings and sales, genealogy research, and children’s activities. A number of other local and touring artists also will perform during the event.

General admission to the festival is $15/day or $35 for a weekend pass., More information is available online at

The Boston Irish Festival, which attracted more than 10,000 people last year, is the signature event for the Irish Cultural Centre of New England. Established in 1989, the Irish Cultural Centre seeks to promote and organize Irish cultural, educational, sporting and social events and aims to establish and sustain a facility where current and future generations of New England’s Irish community can participate in activities that promote Irish culture and heritage.