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Christmas with the Celts

Christmas with the Celts

Christmas with the Celts

Grunin Presents

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Main Stage, Tickets $39 – $35

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Tickets On Sale Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am

About the Show

Christmas with the Celts is an uplifting and spirited holiday musical celebration starring international music group The Celts and a cast of fantastic dancers. Launched as a live concert attraction after several successful seasons as a PBS-TV Special this show has been a proven audience pleaser and ticket seller since it’s live launch in 2012.

Christmas with the Celts combines fiery arrangements of modern seasonal classics; John Lennon’s Happy Christmas, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, White Christmas, with traditional carols. The foot stomping step dancers, pipes, whistles, fiddles and a selection of both modern and indigenous instruments will bring your audience to their feet and send them home smiling!

Christmas with the Celts is the perfect holiday perennial to deliver the spirit of the season for the entire family.  The program includes the following songs:

 

 

The First Noel
Farewell to Ireland
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
White Christmas
Little Drummer Boy
Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)
Treble Reel Dance
The Wexford Carol
That Night in Bethlehem
The Greatest Gift
O Holy Night
Happy Christmas (John Lennon)
… and more

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Young Dubliners New

The Young Dubliners

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Main Stage, Tickets $25 – $20*

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About the Show

The Young Dubliners are quite possibly Celtic rock’s hardest working band, playing hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the US and Europe every year. In recent years they have twice appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Good Morning America, had songs featured in TV shows (Sons Of Anarchy, Human Target) and toured extensively as a headliner and as the opener for such a diverse list of artists as Collective Soul, Jethro Tull, Johnny Lang, Los Lobos and many more.

Although the Young Dubliners sound is most commonly called ‘Celtic Rock’, that label, as labels often can be, is misleading. The Irish influence is there, certainly, but it’s not the only influence that rears its head on their albums, or in live shows. After all, several of the band members have no Irish roots of any kind. “That was always the idea”, Keith Roberts, lead singer for the band explains. “The sound was always intended to be a hybrid because we all come from different backgrounds. Even though two of us are from Ireland, a lot of the music we listened to growing up wasn’t Irish at all, but when we got here, we got homesick and developed a new appreciation for Irish Music. In truth the Celtic riffs can just as easily come from the American band members. Everyone writes now so you never know what we’ll end up with when we start on a new album.

The last album (Nine) was The Young Dubliners’ first independently released effort. “We had a few label offers but decided we were well overdue to take things into our own hands,” says Roberts, “After eight albums on various labels it just seemed right to go it alone for once and maintain full creative control.”

However “going it alone” did not mean without financial support and for that they turned to their fans. After only a month the band had received the necessary funds to complete the recording and the result is considered one of their greatest achievements to date.

But recordings aside this is still predominantly a live band. Relentless touring has garnered them a “following of the faithful” and this has allowed them to follow their dream year in and year out. “We are very appreciative of how the fans have continued to support the live shows. It makes for a crazy but enjoyable year despite the hectic travel schedule” says Roberts.

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Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular

Main Stage, Tickets $35

Tickets for this performance are currently sold out. Please contact the Ticket Office at 732-255-0500 (M-F, 10a – 5p) to inquire about the Wait List.

Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular is led by former lead dancer from Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance and founder of Two Step Productions, Justin Boros. Two Step Productions also created the smash hit and fastest growing Irish dance show in the U.S., Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, which continues to tour every Spring and set records across the country. Two Step Productions is now bringing Irish dance and Christmas together for the first time to turn an age-old tradition into an exciting Irish dance Christmas spectacular the entire family will enjoy!

Winter has fallen across the land. King Solomon and his kingdom prepare for the Christmas season celebration. While cold winds caress the landscape, one gust brought an unearthly chill not felt before. The dark sorceress Circe and her ghostly legion known as The Frost are upon the land. She has trapped the legendary King Solomon under her spell in an attempt to steal the throne and expel Christmas once and for all. Unable to free himself and carry forth the holiday spirit, hope remains lost for all those in the kingdom…until now.

In a brave effort to rescue their king and preserve the spirit of the season, the kingdom has called upon Solomon’s loving companion Brighid, his younger brother Aidan and the Guardians to restore harmony to the land. With the frigid forces attempting to break the will of the crown and banish Christmas for eternity, will darkness reign or will victory be seized from Circe’s icy grip in the legend that has come to be known as Carol of the King.

Featuring 20 of the world’s most skilled Irish dancers and musicians, Carol of the King brings an original inspiring Christmas story of love and salvation to life that transports the audience to a mystical time and place of heroes and redemption. The world renowned Irish dance troupe performs lighting fast hard shoe rhythms and graceful soft shoe jigs to an original epic orchestral soundtrack featuring many Holiday favorites, while state of the art lighting and Christmas spirit ignite the stage into an explosive display of dance and music.

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