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Wilde Irish Hosts Benefit to 'Save Tara'

By Ken Bullock, Special to The Planet
Friday May 23, 2008 - 03:30:00 PM

Berkeley’s Wilde Irish Productions is banding together this Wednesday with the Irish arts community in a benefit to ‘Save Tara,’ the legendary hill in Ireland, “one of the most culturally and archaeologically significant sites in Northern Europe,” threatened by a new motorway.  

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has declared the destruction of Tara “ruthless desecration.” Musician and singer Michael Black, of the Irish Black Family, Celtic jazz singer and songwriter Melanie O’Reilly and Irish dancers, singers, guitarists and harpers join members of Wilde Irish’s theater company at the Gaia Arts Center, Allston near Shattuck, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. $15-20. 

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