Celebrate the 10th Year of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn



Celebrating its 10th anniversary of sold-out concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan is returning to stages in Boston, Rockport, and Worcester, MA, along with Providence, RI.

89.7 WGBH host Brian O’Donovan has assembled some of the best musicians, singers, and dancers imaginable from around the Celtic world, and beyond!

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Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH
Saturday, December 15, 7:30pm
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(Please note: Discounted tickets are not available for this date.)

Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston
Sunday, December 16, 1pm and 6pm*
Thursday, December 20, 8pm
Friday, December 21, 8pm
Saturday, December 22, 3pm and 8pm

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Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA - SOLD OUT
Monday, December 17, 4:30pm and 8pm

Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA
Tuesday, December 18, 7:30pm
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Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
Wednesday, December 19, 7:30pm
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* This is a change from the originally scheduled start time of 5pm as host Brian O'Donovan will be sharing the excitement of the 10th anniversary of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn via this special edition of the production broadcast live to public radio stations around the nation.

» About the show

A Christmas Celtic SojournMusic
Music director Seamus Egan is returning, and his groundbreaking group Solas will be back on stage as well. In 2010, harpist Catriona McKay and fiddler Chris Stout created quite a stir during these shows. They have agreed to return for this anniversary edition. The virtuosity of Winifred Horan on fiddle and Natalie Haas on cello promises to create a lush string sound. Add in the bass of long-time participant Chico Huff with percussionist Ben Wittman rounding off the band and some spectacular instrumentals and song arrangements are expected.

A Christmas Celtic SojournSinging
When the Chieftains visited WGBH in March of this year, the singing of Alyth McCormack from Scotland riveted the audience and she has agreed to join the cast of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn in December! We are so excited. Navan, one of the very first groups to perform in the show back in 2003 will return with their unique four part harmonies. With Lindsay O’Donovan again returning (10th year), the great vocals of Mick McAuley and Eamon McElholm and, of course, host Brian O’Donovan joining in as he's known to do, the songs will be just terrific.

A Christmas Celtic SojournDancing
Also from the regular touring lineup of the Chieftains, brothers Jon and Nathan Pilatzke, and Cara Butler will bring their unique approach to Irish dance, blending in much of the drama of the Ottawa Valley in Canada where the boys were raised. And what would A Christmas Celtic Sojourn be without the young dancers from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance in Walpole? They have truly become part of the tradition.

For the Providence edition of the performance, hometown dancing sensation Kevin Doyle will join the cast on the big stage of the Providence Performing Arts Center, where he made such an impact in 2009.

And then of course, there are the surprises! There are always surprises at Christmas!

Artistically directed again by Paula Plum for the 10th straight year, these concerts promise to be one of the most exciting editions of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn yet.



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