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    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

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    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, Southern Sirens, and The Porch Possums. She is also organizes the backup string section for the Beatles festival, Abbey Road on the River.

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