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Irish Christmas in America

  • Fri Dec 15 2017 - 8:00 pm • CSPS Hall
  • $30 advance | $35 door

This hugely popular show, now in its 13th season, features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2017 tour brings back the amazing Séamus Begley, along with the immense vocal talents of Sligo’s Niamh Farrell. The 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 episode of holiday cheer 2017. Irish Christmas in America was first conceived in 2005, and past tours have featured such stellar guest vocalists as Teresa Horgan, Méabh Begley, Lumiere, Karan Casey, Cara Dillon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cathie Ryan and Michael Londra. Mac Diarmada views the program as a way to bring traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the US. “One of the most heartfelt themes of Irish Christmas is emigration,” says Mac Diarmada. “Music was a way that people stayed close to home.” Don’t miss this sparkling tradition among holiday events. Irish Christmas in America is a special show to see this season.

Irish Christmas in America @ CMU, Mount Pleasant MI from Musical Ireland on Vimeo.

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