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December 12, 2017

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

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Date(s) - Dec 12 2017 to Dec 22 2017

Boston, Rockport, and Worcester, MA, New Bedford, NH, and Providence, RI

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Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. Now celebrating a decade and a half of holiday performances, the Christmas-time live version of the show draws on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly national radio program plus the excitement of a live show featuring the Celtic world’s best performers.

Windborne will appear alongside featured singer Mairi Campbell from Scotland, and host Brian O’Donovan, his wife Lindsay, and Maeve Gilchrist, to bring particularly strong choral and harmony singing to this year’s show, along with individual performances throughout.

Music Director Seamus Egan of Solas and Assistant Music Director Maeve Gilchristfrom Edinburgh lead a phenomenal fiddle section of Liz KnowlesJenna Moynihanand 15-year old phenom Haley Richardson. In the rhythm section, percussionist Ben Wittman rejoins the cast after a three-year hiatus and Chico Huff returns on bass. Virtuosic Uilleann piper Joey Abartamakes his debut with A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. The show is delighted to welcome back the extraordinary cellist Natalie Haas to complete the Christmas Celtic ensemble.

Kevin Doyle has been named Dance Director for 2017. He will be joined by Teelin Irish Dance Company director and choreographer Maureen Berry. The Harney Academy of Irish Dance from Walpole returns with their special brand of Christmas joy.

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