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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