Saturday, November 22, 2008

Celtic Sojourn Tickets Are Selling Fast...



For the sixth year now, Irish music fans can celebrate the holiday season with Irish music, at A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan, host of WGBH's popular Celtic Sojourn radio program, which runs every Saturday from noon–3pm on WGBH 89.7.

O'Donovan has described the Christmas Sojourn as the "Christmas Unspectacular" -- a down to earth, homey celebration of what the season should really be about, with music, dance, poetry, holiday readings, and just good wholesome Irish-themed entertainment... with no shamrocks wearing Santa hats, no pretty girls in taffeta ball gowns and Dolce Gabana shoes, and really, no schlock. Thank goodness.

You'll be sitting in the Cutler Majestic, but the goal is really to make you feel like you're in O'Donovan's (very large) sitting room. Though the presentation is informal and unglitzy, you can count on refinement and polish. O'Donovan always brings in the best of the best to entertain, and this year Seamus Egan of Solas is onboard for musical direction, and Paula Plum again takes up the artistic direction mantle. Other musical features include Irish trad group Solas, vocal harmony group Navan, singers Cara Dillon and Galway-based Sean Keane (woohoo!) along with my personal rockstar, Irish dancer Kieran Jordan, and her colleague and close friend the amazing Rhode Island-based dancer Kevin Doyle. (as well as the Harney Academy of Dance) ... and, they tell us, much more.

The show plays in Boston Dec. 12-14 and 19-21. For the first time this year, the show will also play in Worcester, MA (Dec. 11 at the Hanover Theatre) and Providence, RI (Dec. 18 at the Providence Performing Arts Center.)

Go here for tickets: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wgbh/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&eventID=787978

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