Irish Christmas in America

Dec 04

Add to Calendar 04/12/2024 7:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Irish Christmas in America

“Captivating” – Irish Music Magazine “Lively and reflective…a powerful evocation of the season” – Folk Wax Back for a 19th season, the …

The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts
2700 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Admission Info:

$40

+$8.50 service fee

General Day and Time Info:

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtime. This show is All Ages.

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
ADDRESS:
The Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts
2700 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95816
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“Captivating” – Irish Music Magazine

“Lively and reflective…a powerful evocation of the season” – Folk Wax

Back for a 19th season, the hugely popular holiday show “Irish Christmas in America” brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions.

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 2024 tour features the return of vocalist Caitríona Sherlock, a stunning example of the very best of new Irish female vocal talent.

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 2024.

Show Origins: The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 with past tours featuring such stellar guest vocalists as Niamh Farrell, Séamus and Méabh Begley, Teresa Horgan, Lumiere (Pauline Scanlon and 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.”