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Back for a 16th season, the show features special guest musicians, singers and dancers from Ireland performing a spectacular Christmas program

Captivating – Irish Music Magazine

Lively and reflective…a powerful evocation of the season – Folk Wax
  
Irish Christmas in America admirably refuses to pander to the lowest common denominator. By doing so, they all convey the spirit of the season with uncommon taste and integrity. – Irish Echo

Full of exceptional music and dance, relaxed good humor, and interesting historical commentary, “IrishChristmas in America is one of the few standouts. It was as relaxed and enjoyable as any Irish Christmas-themedconcerts I’ve ever attended. –  Irish Echo

Celebrating its 16th 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 MacDiarmada, the long running show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humor and boundless energy. The 2021 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.
 
The 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 2021.
 

Show Origins

The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 with past tours featuring such stellar guest vocalists as Séamus Méabh BegleyTeresa HorganLumiere (Pauline Scanlon Eilis Kennedy), Karan CaseyCara DillonMuireann Nic AmhlaoibhCathie Ryan and Michael LondraMac 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.”
 
Irish Christmas in America Tour Dates:
11.26 | Livermore, CA – Bankhead Theater – Tickets
11.27 | Santa Cruz, CA – Kuumbwa Jazz Center – Tickets
11.28 | Grass Valley, CA – The Center for the Arts – Tickets
11.29 | Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum – Tickets
11.30 | Phoenix, AZ – Musical Instrument Museum – Tickets
12.01 | Escondido, CA – California Center for the Arts, Escondido – Tickets
12.02 | Butte, MT – Mother Lode Theatre – Tickets
12.03 | Cedar Rapids, IA – CSPS Hall – Tickets
12.04 | Chicago, IL – Old Town School of Folk Music – Tickets
12.05 | Whitehall, MI – The Playhouse At White Lake – Tickets
12.07 | Athens, GA – The Classic Center – Tickets
12.09 | Jackson, TN – Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center – Tickets
12.10 | Woodstock, VT – Woodstock Town Hall Theater – Tickets
12.11 | Manchester, NH – Dana Center, Koontz Theater – Tickets
12.12 | Canton, MA – Irish Cultural Center – Tickets
12.14 | Sellersville, PA – Sellersville Theater 1894 – Tickets
12.15 | Lancaster, PA – The Ware Center, Millersville University – Tickets
12.16 | Frederick, MD – New Spire Arts Stages – Tickets
12.17 | Colorado Springs, CO – Stargazers Theatre & Event Center – Tickets
12.18 | Denver, CO – The Soiled Dove Underground – Tickets
12.19 | Tucson, AZ – Edward B. Berger Performing Arts Center – Tickets
12.21 | St. George, UT – Cox Performing Arts Center at Dixie State – Tickets
12.22 | Sacramento, CA – The Sofia – Tickets
 

A sparkling tradition among holiday events, Irish Christmas in America is a special show to see this season.
For more information visit irishchristmasinamerica.com

 
 
Media Contact: Brendan Gilmartin – Chart Room Media 
(347) 450-3048 or brendan@chartroommedia.com

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