Fitchburg Public Library presents: Kate Chadbourne, Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Concert

Join us to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 2:00 PM – online!  Singer, storyteller, harper, and poet Kate Chadbourne is eager to welcome you virtually into her home to share heart-raising songs and tales that get you singing and smiling in this time when everyone, including YOU, is Irish.

Generously funded by the Robert L. Rice Memorial Concert Fund and the Rice Family.

Kate Chadbourne is a singer, harper, and storyteller, an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England.  She has been honored as a “tradition bearer” in the Revels Salon series and in the Gaelic Roots Concert Series at Boston College, and her music has been featured on NPR’s programs, “Cartalk” and “All Songs Considered.”  She has released six solo CD’s, three collections of poetry, and has written two books to encourage and support artists, musicians, and creators.  Named as one of “The Most Fascinating People” in Central Massachusetts by the Sentinel and Enterprise Newspaper, Kate is also the founder of The Bardic Academy, a school for writers, musicians, singers, and young scholars.  She brings to her audiences the sounds of the harp, piano, tin whistle, Irish flute, and melodeon, a deep love and knowledge of traditional Irish story, a warm and welcoming presence, and a voice often described as “the voice of an angel.”

Learn more about joining the Bardic Academy at and find out about CD’s, books, and upcoming performances at

Please register at to be sent the Zoom link.

This is a free program. For information about this or other Library programs call 978-829-1780 or visit our website: