‘Irish Christmas in America’ in Camden

Dec 16, 2012
Photo by: Jimmy Griggs “Irish Christmas in America” comes to Camden Thursday, Dec. 20.

Camden — “Irish Christmas in America,” presented by Bay Chamber Concerts and sponsored by Viking, Inc., will be presented Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Camden Opera House on Elm Street/Route 1. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of the award-winning lrish group Téada, this show features top Irish musicians, singers and dancers in an engaging performance rich in history, humor and boundless energy.

The 2012 tour features special guest singer Aaron Jones of Scottish super-group Old Blind Dogs and the charming wit and stunning vocal prowess of Séamus Begley from West Kerry.  Their performance in Camden will feature the joyful addition of traditional Irish sean-nós or old-style dance accompaniment by Brian Cunningham and Kieran Jordan. Mulled wine and Christmas cookies will be served after the show, which runs about 75 minutes.

The family-friendly performance features evocative Irish and Scottish ballads, lively instrumental tunes and thrilling Irish dancing, while atmospheric photographic images provide a backdrop depicting rich, Celtic historical traditions. Everyone is invited to take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, Scotland and the United States present a fun-filled performance to start the holiday season.

The “Irish Christmas in America” artists’ participation in Bay Chamber Concerts’ Performing Arts Series will include two free daytime performances for school audiences as part of Bay Chamber Concerts Community Engagement Program. More than 800 students will be in attendance from local schools, sponsored by Youth Arts.

Tickets to “Irish Christmas in America” are $40; $30 for those age 21 to 35; and just $10 for those younger. Seating is reserved. For more information and tickets, visit Bay Chamber online at baychamberconcerts.org or call the box office at 236-2823.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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