Revels Salon Series
Eclectic in content and social in nature, the salons series offers Revelers a chance to gather, enjoy wine and cheese, and hear talks about various and interesting subjects.
The venue is the elegant setting of the Victorian-era Commander's Mansion in Watertown, MA. Pre-Salon wine and cheese reception at 7:30 pm. Presentations begin at 8:00 pm, and are followed by more libations, sweets and conversation from 9:00 to 9:30. Map and directions. Seating is limited. BUY TICKETS HERE
Fall 2012 Revels Salon Schedule:
Friday, October 19
Ireland: The Sound and the Spirit
With guests Joe Keane and Mary Casey
This year's Christmas Revels celebrates Irish culture and our first salon will immerse us in the spirit and sounds of the Emerald Isle. Joe Keane is an internationally acclaimed storyteller and ambassador for the Celtic nation. His stories feature the traditions and customs of Ireland and work to illustrate and define the spirit of the Irish people. Mary Casey is a singer popular with Revels audiences whose family is from the Aran Isles on the southwest coast of Ireland. Mary will be performing the part of an emmigrant in this year's production and is one of the tradition bearers that help us keep our shows authentic.
Friday, November 16
Coming to America
With guests Michael Leclerc and Robbie O'Connell
The immigration experience shaped the destiny of families and countries alike. One of the country's leading geneaologists will provide his expertise on the topic and a great singer-wongwriter will weave in an artistic element to our evening.
Michael Leclerc is chief genealogist for Mocavo and previously was director of special projects at New England Historic Genealogical Society. Among his any publications, he was editor of the Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research.
Robbie O'Connell was born in Waterford, Ireland and grew up in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary. As a songwriter and artist, his albums have been praised on both sides of the Atlantic. Hot Press, Ireland's top music magazine describes Robbie as "...a man blessed with an enviable turn of phrase and a gift for melody bestowed on only the few."
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