An Irish Christmas

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An Irish Christmas
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Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 19:30


Kerry Irish Productions is bringing the highly acclaimed show An Irish Christmas to Santa Barbara for the first time. Get in the holiday spirit when you plan a lively family night out at the Granada Theatre (1214 State Street) on Thursday, December 7 at 7:30pm to take in a distinctively different Christmastime tradition. This is an authentic look at the traditions of the Irish people at Christmas.  It even caught the attention of PBS, and was taped to air during the holidays for the prestigious broadcaster a couple of years back. The show takes the audience on a journey through the Emerald Isle with superb dancing, singing and Irish traditional music.  Call the Box Office now (805) 899-2222 or

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!”     

Enjoy superb music making and singing of Christmas carols in an unforgettable Irish night. An Irish Christmas is one night only Thursday, December 7 at 7:30pm at the   Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.   Tickets range from $28 to $88 and the price includes facility fee.  Online link for purchase is --
Granada Box Office Hours are Monday-Saturday: 10:00am – 5:30pm and Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm.    Phone: (805) 899-2222.  

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