Celebrating its sixth year, the holiday show “Irish Christmas in America” tours throughout the USA with some of Ireland’s top traditional artists, including singer & accordion-player Séamus Begley, Gráinne, Tommy Martin, Brian Cunningham. An accompanying CD, “Irish Christmas in America,” is also now available.
Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of award-winning lrish group Téada, the atmospheric Irish Christmas in America show once again features top Irish in the 2010 touring line-up.
The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 by Oisin Mac Diarmada of Téada. Past tours have featured guest vocalists such as 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.”
Performance Venues 2005-2009 include * Cerritos Performing Arts Center Los Angeles CA * The Dana Center Manchester NH * National Geographic Live! (5th consecutive year) Washington DC * Fox Theater, Tucson AZ * The Egg Albany NY * Annenberg Center Philadelphia PA * Kimo Theater, Albuquerque NM