Irish Christmas in America
Sunday, November 27, 2011, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)seasonal song, dance, and stories featuring Lumiere, Seamus Begley, Oisín Mac Diarmada & Brian Cunningham $22.50 advance / $24.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
November 27 8:00 pm

Irish Christmas in Americavocal group 'Lumiere' featuring Pauline Scanlon, Eilis Kennedy & Donogh Hennessy
Seamus Begley — vocals/accordion
Oisín Mac Diarmada — fiddle/producer
Brian Cunningham — sean-nos dance

Join Sligo county fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada of the famed traditional Irish band Téada in celebrating the season at a very special Christmas performance! In addition to the lively music of this masterful artist, the program of seasonal Irish culture features charming West Kerry singer/accordion player Seamus Begley, youthful dancer Brian Cunningham, and the lovely vocal duo, Lumiere, accompanied by Donogh Hennessy. An atmospheric journey through outstanding Irish music, stories, and solstice celebrations, the lively evening includes sing-alongs, lively fiddle tunes, and the exhilarating rhythms of Brian's old-style step dancing, mingled with the contemporary artistry of the first-class musical lineup.

Now in its seventh season, the production's 2011 tour features one of the most talked-about vocal acts to emerge from Ireland in recent times. Lumiere blends the talents of Sony recording artists Eilis Kennedy and Pauline Scanlon. Both hailing from the Kerry town of Dingle, the pair offers a distinctly feminine sound and feel, where voice is the primary instrument and Ireland as motherland is re-imagined. Eilis and Pauline are joined on guitar by legendary guitarist Donogh Hennessy, former member of the band Lúnasa.

Produced by Oisín, the atmospheric Irish Christmas in America show is an engaging, family-friendly performance rich in history, humor, and boundless energy. In addition to evocative Irish ballads and holiday carols, narration brings to life ancient customs and stories, providing a backdrop of rich historical context. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as some of Ireland’s finest traditional artists bring you on a distinctively Irish journey during the holiday season.

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