The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its 12th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humour and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2016 tour brings back the amazing Séamus Begley, (TG4 Traditional Singer of the Year) along with the immense vocal talents of Sligo’s Niamh Farrell.
This family-friendly performance features evocatively-sung Irish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing, while evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2016.
The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 with past tours featuring such stellar guest vocalists as Séamus Begley, Teresa Horgan, Méabh Begley, Lumiere, Karan Casey, Cara Dillon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cathie Ryan and Michael Londra. Mac Diarmada enthuses about the program as a way to bring traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the States. “One of the most heartfelt themes of Irish Christmas is emigration,” says Mac Diarmada. “Music was a way that people stayed close to home.”
A sparkling tradition among holiday events, Irish Christmas in America is a special show to see this season.
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* Cerritos Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles CA, * The Dana Center, Manchester NH, * National Geographic Live!, Washington DC, * Fox Theater, Tucson AZ * The Egg Albany NY, * Annenberg Center, Philadelphia PA * Kimo Theater Albuquerque NM, * The Strand Theater, Lakewood NJ * The Ware Center, Lancaster PA *Berger Performing Arts Center, Tucson AZ *Motherlode Theater, Butte MT *
|11/24/17||Stargazers Theatre||Colorado Springs, CO||8:00pm|
|11/25/17||Broomfield Auditorium||Broomfield, CO||7:30pm|
|11/26/17||Fox Tucson Theatre||Tucson, AZ||7:30pm|
|11/27/17||Musical Instrument Museum||Phoenix, AZ||7:00pm|
|11/28/17||Musical Instrument Museum||Phoenix, AZ||7:00pm|
|11/30/17||Kuumbwa Jazz Center||Santa Cruz, CA||8:00pm|
|12/01/17||The State Theater||Auburn, CA||8:00pm|
|12/03/17||Armstrong Theatre||Torrance, CA||2:00pm|
|12/08/17||Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts||Patchogue, NY||8:00pm|
|12/09/17||Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts||Philadelphia, PA||8:00pm|
|12/13/17||The Grand Opera House||Wilmington, DE||8:00pm|
|12/14/17||The Ware Center Millersville University||Lancaster, PA||7:30pm|
|12/15/17||CSPS Hall||Cedar Rapids, IA||8:00pm|
|12/17/17||Irish Heritage Center of Greater Cincinnati||Cincinnati, OH||TBD|
“A celebration of family and good times at the winter season” – Gather.com