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t would seem fitting for the Burren’s Sunday-night Americana session to be held in the expansive pub’s back room, but it’s not. This little-known acoustic jam takes place just inside the pub’s front door, and you can hear it from the outdoor patio. You won’t stay outside for long, though. These guys can play (and sing). Nicknamed “the Burren Boys,” the under-the-radar little group usually features local giants Tim Gearan on guitar, Sean Staples on mandolin, Eric Royer on Banjo, Dan Kellar on fiddle, and Scott Corniell on bass. Under the dim light of lanterns on the wall, the quintet serves up old-school ballads, upbeat tunes, and the occasional Buddy Holly cover. It’s just strings and vocals, but that’s enough. The song circle starts at 7, so show up early and grab a seat at the bar, which has more than 20 beers on tap. Macomber
The Burren is named for an otherworldly limestone hill just south of Galway in Ireland, which, in turn, comes from the Irish word bhoireann, meaning a stony place. Then-President John F. Kennedy, on a visit to Galway, made reference to its close links to his hometown. On a clear day from Galway, JFK said, you could see Boston.
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