This gaggle of string virtuosos unites symphony violinists, Scottish fiddle stars and a swarm of New England adepts for a euphonious wail through the Celtic canon. On their new Waiting For the Dawn, it also makes way for a Bono broadside and some Steve Earle social justice. Some say the real stars are the instruments themselves—each was hand-crafted by fiddle maker Bob Childs. But the gentle cooing of Crooked Still’s Aoife O’Donovan has a shot at both stealing the show and making some Alison Krauss fans jump ship.

Thu., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., 2009

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