New Jersey Stage

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Strand Presents "Irish Christmas in America"

(Lakewood, NJ) -- Get into the holiday spirit with 'Irish Christmas in America' coming to The Strand Theater on Saturday, December 11 at 8:00pm. Produced by Oisín Mac Diarmada of the award-winning lrish group, Téada, the atmospheric 'Irish Christmas in America' show once again features top Irish singer & accordion-player Séamus Begley in the 2010 touring line-up. After an incredible reaction from audiences during the 2009 tour, Séamus Begley from West Kerry, rejoins a host of top musicians and dancers on stage for an engaging performance rich in history, humour and boundless energy.

The magic of the Irish harp and uilleann pipes from leading exponents Gráinne Hambly and Tommy Martin augments the rhythmic pulse of Brian Cunningham's stunning old-style Irish dance. This family-friendly performance features evocatively-sung Irish ballads and holiday carols, lively fiddle tunes, and thrilling Irish dancing. Narration brings to life ancient customs and stories, while evocative photographic images provide a backdrop of rich historical context.

"Captivating" Irish Music Magazine. "Lively and reflective...a powerful evocation of the season" Folk Wax. "A celebration of family and good times at the winter season" Gather.com. Tickets are $25.00 for all seats plus service charge.  Come and join us for a night that will live on in your memories.

For more information about the music, members and more visit their homepage at http://www.irishchristmasinamerica.com.  For more information call the box office at 732-367-7789 or visit the website at www.strand.org.

The Strand is located at 4th Street and Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.