Best of Boston

1988 Best Band, Political

Senate President William Bulger’s Irish Orchestra

Senate president William Bulger’s Irish orchestra, the best that state money can buy: Fiddler Seamus Connolly, on the Senate payroll for $753.46 a week; accordionist Jimmy Concannon, on the Suffolk County Court payroll for $778.88 a week; guitarist Eamon Connolly, on the Transportation Department payroll for $844.56 a week.