Arcata, California – Thu 15 Dec, 19:00 PST / Fri 16 Dec, 03:00 GMT
Largo, Florida – Sat 17 Dec, 13:00 EST / 18:00 GMT
Steamboat Springs, Colorado – Sun 18 Dec, 19:00 EST / Mon 19 Dec, 00:00 GMT
Redding, California – Tues 20 Dec, 19:30 PST / Wed 21 Dec, 03:30 GMT
Medford, Oregon – Thu 22 Dec, 15:00 (23:00 GMT) & 19:30 PST (Fri 23 Dec 03:30 GMT)
Now in its 27th year of touring, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas springs from the infinitely rich treasury of Ireland’s cultural heritage. It is a re-creation of a night before Christmas in the West of Ireland in the 1940s, before the advent of the motorcar, the television, and the telephone. The show takes us back to rural Ireland where neighbors gathered at each other’s houses and brought with them — not gold, frankincense, or myrrh, but gifts equally precious — their gifts of music, song, dance and storytelling.
On stage, the spirit of Christmas dances to life and glows brightly when the artists – ‘the neighbors’ – gather to create a wholesome, cultural, family feast directly from the rich table of communal life in the west of Ireland. By recreating just such a night on stage, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas brings the timeless tradition to audiences across the country.
Joining Tomáseen on stage is a star studded cast of the finest and most authentic exponents of the Celtic arts performing anywhere today, on either side of the Atlantic. Grammy award winning player, William Coulter: All-Ireland champion Eimear Arkins; multi-instrumentalist Brian Bigley; and renowned dancers Marcus Donnelly, and Natalie Wagner.