New Jersey Stage

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Strand Center for The Arts Presents Girsa

(Lakewood, NJ) -– The historic STRAND Center for the Arts presents Girsa on Saturday, March 12 at 8pm.  Girsa is an exciting all star ensemble of young ladies who create powerful and spirited Irish traditional music, song, and dance.

Comprised of young women from the Pearl River, NY area, Girsa means "young girls" in Gaelic. Steeped in the Irish music and cultural tradition, many are the daughters of musicians and Irish immigrants.  They have studied instruments and dance with gifted teachers who pass on the time-honored tunes and songs.  All members have had the distinction of representing the United States at the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann (an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann) and several girls hold titles in various instruments.

Admission is $25 (plus service charges).  Make your ticket reservations online at www.strand.org or call 732-730-5925.The STRAND box office, 732 – 367 - 7789, is open on Thursday and Friday, between 12 pm and 5 pm and 3 hours before each show.

The Strand Theater is located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, NJ.