Popular “IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA” adds second show in Denver December 9th!
An “Irish Christmas in America” show has been added in Denver after first show sold out. The second show is at the Soiled Dove Underground Sunday December 9, 7:30PM Doors and 8PM Show. Reserved seats and tables are available at www.SoiledDove.com or at the direct link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/selectSeats?utm_medium=bks&id=1786084&seatSelectorOnly=true or call 303-830-9214.
“Full of exceptional music and dance, relaxed good humour, and interesting historical commentary, “Irish Christmas in America is one of the few standouts. It was as relaxed and enjoyable as any Irish Christmas-themed concerts I’ve ever attended.” Irish Echo
Celebrating its 14th year, the hugely popular holiday show “Irish Christmas in America” brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humour and boundless energy. The 2018 tour features special guest singer Niamh Farrell, a Sligo vocalist who has toured with UK singer/songwriting star David Gray. Niamh teams up with legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, famous for his charming wit and stunning voice. Other special guests this year include: Gráinne Hambly from County Mayo in the West of Ireland. She is an internationally recognised exponent of the Irish harp. In 1998 she completed a Masters Degree in Musicology at Queen’s University Belfast, for which her main research topic was music collections and the harp in 18th-century Ireland. Since then, Gráinne has toured extensively throughout Europe and the United States, giving concerts, workshops and masterclasses; Sean Gavin, who’s ornate and driving style on the flute and uilleann pipes reflects his lifelong immersion in traditional Irish music. Despite his young age, he is already an accomplished performer having toured extensively on three continents. Currently residing in Chicago, he remains firmly dedicated to playing and teaching traditional Irish music. Sean is a member of the groups Bua and NicGaviskey, and often performs with his family.
This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish old-style dancing from Samantha Harvey. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. 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 2018.
The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 with past tours also anchored by top Irish Talent. 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.”
Kolacny Music and the Celtic Connection presents
IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA
Sunday December 9, 8PM Showtime (7:30PM Doors)
Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave, Denver CO 80203. Reserved seats are available at www.SoiledDove.com or at the direct link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/selectSeats?utm_medium=bks&id=1786084&seatSelectorOnly=true or call 303-830-9214.