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Friday, December 19, 2008

An Irish Christmas

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the concert is delightful...tonight my DH and I are headed, well-bundled up against the ice and snow, to the Lied Center for a Celtic Christmas concert~ Tomaseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas

QUOTE Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, when the neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long wintry night with the laughter of their stories, the joy of their music, and dances they always said they were much too old for.
Long, long before "Riverdance", ordinary Irish men and women in hobnailed boots knocked sparks off the flagstone floors with jigs, reels and hornpipes, and the rafters rang with the fiery music of the fiddle, bodhran, tin whistle, and the mesmerizing uilleann pipes. Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas features Grammy-award winning guitarist William Coulter (
www.williamcoulter.com), traditional sean-nós singer and harpist Síle Denvir from Connemara Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) in the west of Ireland (www.liadan.ie), world-champion level Irish dancer Katie Linnane on Irish fiddle, and world-champion levelIrish dancer Brian Bigley on uilleann pipes, whistles, and flute.UNQUOTE

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