Irish Christmas in America - The Show
Celebrating 16 Years
The Holidays with an Irish Twist!
Irish Christmas in America brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories, selling out all over the US since 2005.
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 2020 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.
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 2020.
The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 with past tours featuring such stellar guest vocalists as Séamus & Méabh Begley, Teresa Horgan, Lumiere (Pauline Scanlon & Eilis Kennedy), Karan Casey, Cara Dillon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cathie Ryan and Michael Londra. 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.”
Performance Venues 2005-2019 include
Cerritos Performing Arts Center - Los Angeles CA, California Center for the Arts - Escondido CA, Torrance Cultural Arts Center - Torrance CA, Northern California Center for the Arts - Grass Valley CA, The Dana Center at St. Anselm College - Manchester NH, National Geographic Live! - Washington DC, Fox Theater - Tucson AZ, The Egg, Albany NY, Annenberg Center - Philadelphia PA, Kimo Theater - Albuquerque NM, The Ware Center - Lancaster PA, Grand Opera House - Wilmington DE, Cox Performing Arts Center at Dixie State University - St. George UT