The hugely popular Irish Christmas in America show, now in its thirteenth season, features top Irish music, songs, and dances in an engaging performance rich in history, humor, and boundless energy. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of the award-winning lrish group Téada, the 2016 tour brings back the amazing Séamus Begley (awarded Traditional Singer of the Year by TG4, the Irish-language public service television broadcaster), along with the immense vocal talents of Niamh Farrell of Sligo, Ireland.
This family-friendly performance features poignantly 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 2017.
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 sees the program as a way to bring traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the United 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.”