By showcasing the Celtic Pagan and Christian traditions strong link to the music of the season, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn brings to life the annual Christmas edition of Brian O’Donovan’s (above right) 23 year old WGBH radio program A Celtic Sojourn, heard on NPR stations across the country. After a successful run of sold out shows in Boston over the last 8 years, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn makes its Northampton debut this December and is presented by WGBY and WFCR. Seamus Egan of the Irish super group Solas serves as music director for the show which features and astounding collection of musicians and dancers including Robbie O’Connell of Clancy Brothers fame, former Cherish the Ladies singer Heidi Talbot from County Kildare, Julliard trained and increasingly in demand Celtic cellist Natalie Haas, Hanneke Cassel on violin, Eamonn Murray (percussion) and Sean Graham (guitar/accordion) both from the dynamic young Irish group Beoga, Chico Huff (bass), the exciting Harp/Fiddle duo of Chris Stout and Catriona McKay, dancer Kieran Jordan with former Riverdance performers Nick Yensen and Caitlin nic Gabhann (concertina), and the Championship Dancers from the Harney Academy of Irish Dance in Walpole MA will join the cast for what has proven to be one of the most memorable aspects of the show. Artistic director Paula Plum promises there will be a few surprises thrown in for what promises to be one of the most exciting Holiday performances in the country!
Tickets for Brian O'Donovan's A Christmas Celtic Sojourn live at the Calvin Theatre at 7PM Sunday, December 12th are $28.50, $38.50, and $48.50 at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 and online at IHEG.com.