the Irish In Boston - Celtic Bells - Arts For Learning Massachusetts


The Irish in Boston

Artist: Celtic Bells
Type: Performance|Remote
Art Form: Music|Exploring Cultures|History, Math, Science
Grade Level: K-4 and 5-8
Scheduling Request

With fiddle, bodhran (Irish drum), banjo, flute, guitar, and bagpipes, Nancy and Calum Bell tell the story of Irish immigrants in Boston, weaving in their songs and poems of work, humor, protest, longing for home, and longing to feel at home in the New World. In addition to providing a rich connection to history curriculum, this program serves as a starting point for meaningful discussions on culture, race, prejudice, and immigration.

Program available in person, or as a pre recorded video including one virtual artist visit.

Length: 45 minutes
Audience Limit: 300
Curriculum Connection: American History, Social Studies, Massachusetts History, Immigration, Irish Culture

Video: Remote Arts Learning Showcase (Nancy starts at 0:30)

Single Performance: $700
Additional Performances: $560
Travel: $50 per day
Video Program (one week access+ one virtual artist visit): $600
Additional Artist Visit (30 min): $150
Pricing may vary for weekends/out-of-school time
Processing Fee of $30 added to all contracts

Remote (pre recorded)
School has access to the video for one week unless otherwise stated in contract. Do not distribute video link outside of the agreed upon parties. Please introduce the artists as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.



  • 1 reserved parking space
  • 2 chairs without arms
  • Projector Screen (if possible-please let YAMA know if the artists need to bring their own)
  • Must have the ability to darken room or stage area in order to see slideshow

Arrival time before first performance: 45 minutes 
Strike time: 30 minutes 
Time needed between performances: 15 minutes 
Teachers are expected to model appropriate audience behavior for students.


Please introduce the performers as an Arts for Learning Massachusetts ensemble.