Friday, December 03, 2010

Irish Christmas in America tour

Irish Christmas in America is a show filled with lively fiddle tunes, songs, carols, stories, and dance that share the spirit of Ireland at Christmas. Stories are funny and serious, and so are the songs and tunes. From the anticipation of Christmas Eve through the funny antics of Wren Day, it's all to be enjoyed. Oisín Mac Diarmada of Irish group Téada is the producer and the fiddle player with the tour which includes his bandmates from Téada along with guests including harp player Grainne Hambly and piper Tommy Martin. They've had a number of top notch singers over the years they've been going, among them Cara Dillon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, and this year, Seamus Begley.

You may find tour schedules and other information at the tour's website.

As they go into their sixth year, here is a look back an at evening in a very snowy Worcester, Massachusetts, from their first season. The singer that year was Cathie Ryan.


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Music Road: listening to Christmas: Aoife Clancy, Tommy Sands, Matt Heaton


Music Road: Cathie Ryan: Songwriter


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7 Comments:

Anonymous Alexandra said...

Sounds like a great idea for the Christmas season! Thanks for this information, which I will pass on to my pals who love Irish music.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous wandering educators said...

very cool photos, kerry - you make me want to be there and listen and share in the joy of the season!

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anna said...

Sounds like an amazing show, I'd love to see this. Great photos as always.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Vera Marie Badertscher said...

Thanks to your previous post about Christmas in Ireland, I'll be seeing them tonight in Tucson. THANKS!!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Stephanie - Wasabimon.com said...

Great images! Everyone looks like they're feeling the spirit.

3:44 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Margulis said...

I really enjoy Irish music and wish they were coming our way this year!

12:21 PM  
Anonymous Casey@Good. Food. Stories. said...

Fun! my husband loves to take photos at concerts we attend - it's amazing how looking at the pictures after the fact will bring the music back into my mind.

10:58 PM  

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