Mechanics Hall

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Mechanics Hall & Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre present

Dublin's Own

Show: 8:00 p.m.
Dinner Service in the Great Hall: 6:30 p.m.

Purchase Dinner & Show Tickets: $60 - SOLD OUT
Purchase Show Only Tickets: Table Seating $30, Balcony Seating $25
Click to purchase tickets.

Back from Dublin, Ireland, by popular demand, the Merry Ploughboys are returning to Mechanics Hall for another rousing concert to get you ready for St. Patrick's Day season.

The group made its first Massachusetts appearance at Mechanics Hall St. Patrick's Day 2010, and it was an incredible night of Irish ballads, humorous stories and plenty of audience participation.

This is a show you don't want to miss as you experience a trip to the Emerald Isle without having to leave the States! The Great Hall at Mechanics Hall will be transformed into an Irish Pub and the Merry Ploughboys will provide traditional Irish entertainment. Their performance is a lively blend of well-known Irish ballads and folk music, and includes warm interaction with their audience.

The public house atmosphere will be complete with pre-show dinner, provided by Scott Toupin Catering, and cash bar with a full complement of drinks including Irish draft beers. There will be a bar service available to non-dinner patrons prior to the concert and during intermission in Washburn Hall.

The Murphy Academy is led by Bridget Murphy TCRG. Bridget, her sisters Elizabeth and Erin, and brothers Shane and Thomas were all pupils of the McInerney School where they learned the style and technique of Irish step dancing. As a family of five, they attended local feiseanna, Irish step dancing competitions, all ranking in the highest competitive level of Irish dancing: Open Championship. Not only did the family attend local competitions but also competed in numerous regional, national, and world championships. The family is excited to continue to spread their love of Irish dancing through Central Massachusetts.

The family says they are lucky to have started their first chapter of their story as Irish dancing studio owners. "The story of our school is just beginning," Bridget says, "and we are proud to have had such an amazing new beginning in Irish dance." In its first six months of being established the school has performed in local community events such as: Waters Farm Days in Sutton, Holden Days, and the Spirit of Shrewsbury Parade. Our dancers were the first Irish step dancers to perform for Worcester's newest hockey team, the Railers. Their mascot, Trax, even stopped at our Grafton studio to learn a jig!

Not only is the studio making their mark on the community but also in the world of competitive Irish dancing. Erin Murphy performed at the New England Regional Championships of Irish dancing and took 3rd place. She has now qualified for the National Championships in Disney World and World Championships in Glasglow, Scotland. The family is excited to share this opportunity of dancing competitively to their many dancers in the near future.

321 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 752-0888
About Mechanics Hall | News & Media | Contact us