Celtic Crossroads offers an explosion of youthful energy and dazzling musicianship [Music]

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Celtic Crossroads

If you like Celtic music, you won’t want to miss Celtic Crossroads’ upcoming show this Friday, their 12th stop of their 2012 world tour!  Their tour kicked off on February 18th at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. The last performances lands them in The Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg, IL on April 14th.

Some of the best musicians from Ireland will be on stage together offering a thrilling Celtic music experience including dancers, singers, and high production elements such as visuals of Ireland on stage.  This young group of musicians will perform music on 20 different instruments fusing all genres in the Irish and Celtic music families.  Celtic Crossroads’ music is a juxtaposition of past and present weaving medieval melodies, rustic folk songs, and traditional Gaelic lyrics with modern bass-driven rhythms and inventive arrangements.

THE CAST:

Diarmaid Hurley- bodhrán, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, cajon

Isaac Alderson- tenor saxophone, uilleann pipes, flute, whistle

Kate Moloney- accordion, flute, vocals

Michael McClintock- lead violin, vocals, piano, drums, trumpet, double bass

James Riley- guitar, vocals

Lisa Canny- vocals, banjo, harp

Marcus Donnelly- dancer

Shaunessy Sinnett- dancer

Charlene Morrison- dancer

 

When: Friday, March 9, 2012 @ 8:00pm

Where: W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway

Run Time: Approx. 1 hour 45 minutes (w/ intermission)

Cost: $23.50-$32.50, $15 student tickets (limit 2 per student/faculty ID)

Kentucky Center Members receive a 15% discount by calling their membership hotline.

Tickets may be purchased online or over the phone at (502)584-7777.

 

Please note: Anna Blanton is an employee of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

Photo and video: courtesy of Celtic Crossroads

About Anna Blanton
Anna Blanton holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music (violin) and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Anna currently plays with the Paducah Symphony, folk rock band- Field of Kings, and fuzz/folk rock band- Jack Holiday and the Westerners. From 9-5 she is the Development Information Manager at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. She is also a Production Assistant for the Beatles festival, Abbey Road on the River.
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