Irish traditional music and song


Left to right:
John MacDonald, fretted instruments / vocals
Pat Black, bodhrán (Irish drum) / whistle / vocals
Bill Black, fretted instruments / vocals

Colin Everett, uilleann pipes / whistle
Mark Oien, fiddle

"Golden Lane" is a group of musicians from the SE New England area who specialize in
performing the lively dance music of Ireland (jigs, reels, etc.)
in a traditional style. They also perform songs (in English and Gaelic).
The band is serious about the music but they have a lot of fun performing it!


  Excerpts from Feb. 4th Quincy library concert
(thanks to "video guy" Mark Crosby)

Sunday March 10, 4-5:30 pm:

"Prelude to Saint Patrick's Day"
with dancers from the Maureen Haley School

Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmouth

Sunday April 28, 3 to 5 pm:
Morrill Memorial Library, Norwood MA

with dancers from the Maureen Haley School

Sunday Sept. 22, 1:00 pm
Canal Cruise aboard m/v MONHEGAN
always a fun day afloat!
tickets etc: Hy Line Cruises

Wednesday October 9, 6:30 pm
Plymouth Library
with dancers from the Maureen Haley School

The group's performances are always "family-friendly" and interaction with the
audience (e.g. questions about the music or the instruments, kids dancing,
clapping/foot-tapping, Grandpa Eddie's version of "Danny Boy")
is (mostly) welcome.

Recent performances:
library gigs in Mattapoisett, Wareham, Harwich, and West Falmouth
HyLine Canal Cruises (5 years)

New Bedford Folk Festival

TD Bank Concert Series in Falmouth
St. John's "Summer Breeze" concert in Sandwich
First Night Sandwich
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
Highfield Hall, Falmouth
Crane Library, Quincy (see link above)


Out of respect for the music and for their audience demographic,
the group avoids the indoor use of amplification wherever possible.

Click here for some brief samples of their music!

Contact information:
Bill Black
(text message preferable to voicemail)

update 3/6/24