An Irish Christmas
An Irish Christmas features an award-winning cast of dazzling Irish dancers led by special guests who are World Champions Scott Doherty (Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, Rockin' Road to Dublin) Tyler Schwartz (Magic of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance, Celtic Fyre), and Connor Reider (Celtic Fyre). Complemented by the members of the Kerry Dance Troupe, sensational Irish musicians from the Kerry Trad Orchestra, and a host of actors and singers in a holiday extravaganza.
Margaret O’Carroll who devised, directed and produced An Irish Christmas said, “It is extraordinary how closely connected we are to our past. We are a product of so much that came before us, and our traditions are part of that inheritance.” O’Carroll created the Kerry Dance Troupe to perform in her productions with the intention of promoting and celebrating Irish culture and its rich traditions through the medium of dance, and introducing these often forgotten Irish traditions to new audiences. You’ll see such customs as the butter-making dance, chasing the wren on St. Stephen's Day, and drawing down the half door for spectacular dance. She continued, “There is a value to these traditions. We are craftsmen and craftswomen who carry the stories to the next generation through every-day events such as storytelling, song, music, dance and our daily rituals. Folk theater is the protector, the interpreter, the narrator, the pulse, the heartbeat of these traditions.” She added with a smile, “This is the first time we have presented in Santa Barbara and we are just thrilled to work with Granada Theatre. Amazingly, this national tour has never worked in this beautiful city before!”
The Irish Herald declared “…Magical…glorious Irish music…electric… remarkable… pure joy…a great Irish night!” While the Village News extolled, "Genuinely astonishing... electric!”
YouTube Video Trailer for 2017 An Irish Christmas
More information at www.AnIrishChristmasTour.co