September 9, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 7:30pm
Join us to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of The Norwood Theatre and the 5th Anniversary of its re-opening! Legendary comedian Steve Sweeney will open the show, followed by an invigorating concert by European band The Celtic Social Club.
Born in Charlestown, Steve Sweeney is a legendary Boston comedian known as a master of dialects and character voices. With his famous Boston accent and great insight into human nature, Steve is so thoroughly Bostonian that he merits his own stop on the MBTA Green Line.
Steve learned his craft at the Ding Ho Comedy Club alongside Lenny Clarke, Dennis Leary, and Jay Leno. His numerous TV and film appearances include David Letterman, Me, Myself & Irene (2000), and There’s Something About Mary (1999).
Steve lives just outside his hometown of Boston and when not working loves to spend quiet time with his dog and friends.
The Celtic Social Club
Faithful to its roots but open to new adventures, Celtic Social Club’s music is a celebratory mash-up without borders.
In just two years — with a first concert in front of 50,000 spectators at the Vieilles Charrues music festival (France), two CDs, and a European tour — the Celtic Social Club has made its grand entrance onto the world music scene.
Striking a perfect and energetic balance between tradition, rock, reggae, dubstep, and hip-hop, their repertoire is a fresh take on ancient Celtic melodies from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, and Asturias.
Based on the same concept as the Buena Vista Social Club and the New Orleans Social Club, the group was created by drummer and producer Manu Masko, who had planned for Celtic Social Club to just be a “one shot” production for its inaugural concert. Comprised of Scottish singer, Jimme O’Neill (The Silencers), traditional Breton music virtuosos, Ronan Le Bars (Uilleann Pipe) and Pierre Stephan (Violin), Richard Puaud on the bass, Mathieu Péquériau on the harmonica, Goulven Hamel on the banjo, mandolin, and guests Winston McAnuff, I.C. Will, Colline Hill, and Louise Ebrel, the group came out with an unprecedented album that is as modern as it is roots.
Like the Pogues in their prime, this was a true undertaking that brought Celtic music to the 21st century, trying to avoid clichés and stereotypes in the process. In front of an enthusiastic crowd of spectators and a warm welcome from music professionals, the Celtic Social Club went on a 50 date tour in 2015 across France, USA, Germany, China, Algeria, and Switzerland.
Tickets for this show are $32 – $35 for Adults, $29 – $32 for Seniors, and $40 for Premium seats. To purchase tickets click the link below, call us at 781-551-9000 or visit us during our box office hours Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 12pm-4pm. All ticket sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.