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Christmas with the Celts
December 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm| $29 - $37
1 Christmas With The Celts is the brainchild of producer Ric Blair. Mr. Blair reigns as one the country’s most respected purveyors of Celtic music. American-born he credits the popularity of Christmas With The Celts to both the nationwide broadcasting of the show as a PBS-TV special and the unique blend of Celtic traditions with 21st century songs and sounds. The high-stepping spirited musical selections range from classic Irish reels that will have audiences clapping along, to some ancient hymms and lively renditions of popular contemporary Christmas classics:, ‘Silent Night’, ‘Little Drummer Boy’, ‘Count Your Blessings’,’First Noel’, ‘I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas’ and John Lennon’s perennial ‘Happy Christmas’. “I’m proud of my Irish/Scottish roots, but I’m equally proud of my American roots. Our music is kind of a hybrid that’s evolved between the two.” The first live performance of Christmas With The Celts was filmed in front of a sold-out audience at Nashville’s prestigious Ryman Auditorium. The Celts’ lineup features founder Ric Blair on vocals, guitars, bodhran, and piano, Laura McGhee on vocals and Scottish Fiddle, plus an ensemble of world class musicians playing uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, drums, mandolin, banjo plus the always pleasing Irish step dancers. “Christmas with The Celts isn’t just a concert; it is a celebration of the holiday spirit, people, community and common connections. It’s about bring young and old together to celebrate this special time of year”, says Blair.