HARVARD -- An Evening of Celtic and traditional songs with Robbie O'Connell will be presented on Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Center on the Common, 7 Fairbanks St. A social hour will begin at 7 p.m. with the concert at 8 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

Reservations are recommended. See the ticket link under "music" at centeronthecommon.org.

Tickets are $18 in advance or $20 the day of the concert.

"A National Treasure" is how Ireland's top music magazine, "Hot Press," describes O'Connell, "... a man blessed with an enviable turn of phrase and a gift for melody bestowed on only the few."

O'Connell was born in Waterford, Ireland, and grew up in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, where his parents had a small hotel. He began to play guitar and sing at age 13 and soon became a regular performer at the hotel's weekly folk concerts.

He spent a year touring the folk clubs in England before enrolling at University College Dublin, where he studied literature and philosophy. During school vacations, Robbie worked as an Irish entertainer in the U.S.

A nephew of the Clancy Brothers, he began touring with his uncles in 1977 and recorded three albums with them. In 1979 he moved to Franklin, Massachusetts.

For information visit robbieoconnell.com.