Newberry Opera House to host - Direct from the Emerald Isle | Arts & Culture
Imagine Christmas Time in Ireland…… A warm turf fire on a cold night, a rousing sing-along by the hearth, favorite Christmas songs and hymns, laughter as everyone gathers for a sampling of Irish wit and wisdom, and the joyfulness of youthful dancing in celebration of the holidays, then allow Tony Kenny, Ireland’s Premier Entertainer, and his all-star cast to take you there on December 14, 3 & 8pm.
Tony Kenny is an icon in the world of Irish music, receiving dozens of awards for his stage and television performances. He has poignantly entertained millions of people, touring the U.S. countless times to packed houses.
Christmastime in Ireland will bring joy and laughter into your heart for one special evening this holiday season. This show will have you singing, clapping, and laughing from beginning to end and is sure to be the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season.
Ireland’s King of Blarney, George Casey’s, self-deprecating humor, tempered with his Irish brogue, have won over audiences across the country. Casey’s humor is always in good fun and gets the audience involved.
Kathy Durkin, from Co. Cavan, is one of Ireland's leading female entertainers and 3-time Irish Recording Artist of the Year. Kathy has had a prolific output of singles and albums during her career. She has proved that she is an artist of talent and commitment to the Irish music industry. .
The Dublin Trinity Band is one of Ireland’s best folk bands. From busking on O’Connell Street to playing at the National Concert Hall, this group has wowed audiences of all sizes for years. Featuring the lovely and dynamic Sarah Rodgers on violin and guitar; renowned Irish pianist and composer, Andreas Durkin on vocals and keyboard; David Hayes, recognized as one of the finest musical directors in Ireland, on piano; and Ireland’s best accordion player, Peter Brown on button accordion.
Added into this fine mix of Irish artists are the Jury’s Irish Dancers. Tapping and spinning their way across the stage, these precision musical athletes will take your breath away!
Christmastime in Ireland will help you define this holiday season, joyously.