This is our pick of the best of the burbs. For more, go to www.boston.com and search music, restaurants, arts, crafts, and other goings-on throughout Greater Boston.
Newburyport: Belleville Roots Music presents Goitse, a band direct from Ireland, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Friday, 8 p.m. Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St. $30, $25 advance, $10 ages 12 and under. 978-462-0650, www.bellevillechurch.org
Somerville: The Fiddlers of Inishbofin are a group of Ireland’s finest musicians who gather and travel to musical sessions. When the group travels to the picturesque isle of Inishbofin, to celebrate a fellow fiddler’s birthday, sparks begin to fly between the two most accomplished and competitive fiddlers, Fiona and Liam. Wednesday through Friday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 6:30 p.m. The Burren Backroom, 247 Elm St. $25. www.burren.com
Wakefield: Kim and Reggie Harris present “Let My People Go,” a Jewish and African American Celebration of Freedom. With Rabbi Jonathan Kligler, they bring the music of both traditions together for a stirring evening. The Harrises are traditional folk performers, unusual in their ability to entertain audiences of any age and background as they blend their talents as singers, songwriters, educators, interpreters of history, and cultural advocates. Saturday, 8 p.m. Temple Emmanuel, 120 Chestnut St. $20, under age 13 $10. 781-245-1886, www.WakefieldTemple.org