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NOW IN 15TH SEASON, "IRISH CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA" TOUR SET FOR 2019 NEW CD "LAST NIGHT IN CHICAGO" FEATURES MUSIC & SONGS FROM THE SHOW

Chicago date Sat. Nov 30 @ Old Town School -- late show sold out, early show added!

"Exceptional music and dance...a standout performance." The Irish Echo

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Niamh Farrell,  "Eleanór na Rún" 


LISTENNEW CD "Last Night in Chicago" 


SLIGO, IRELAND - The holiday show "Irish Christmas in America" returns to the States this season with music, dance, and stories of the season by some of Ireland's leading traditional performers. Now in it's 15th season, the show has been an annual tradition in Chicago, and returns to the Old Town School of Folk Music on Sat. Nov. 30. Get tickets now as the 8:00PM show has already sold out, and a 5:00PM show has been added! Visit the website for tickets and information, www.oldtownschool.org, or call 773.728.6000.

The group's latest CD "Last Night in Chicago" pays homage to the Windy City, recorded live in concert there at tour''s end in 2017.

"The album is the culmination of two magical nights performing at Chicago’s Old Town School," says Oisín Mac Diarmada, the show's producer and fiddle player. "December 17th was the final night of an action-packed tour, and the bulk of this album was recorded on that occasion, in the presence of a warm and welcoming audience."  The CD will be available for sale in concert, or online at https://irishchristmasinamerica1.bandcamp.com/releases/

Called "captivating for all ages" by Irish Music Magazine, "Irish Christmas in America" has been hailed for its authentic spirit. "A standout performance...it conveys the spirit of the season with uncommon taste and integrity," says The Irish Echo. The show's lively stepdancing, spirited tunes, songs and carols, and stories and humor are traditions shared in Ireland this time of year.

Niamh Farrell returns as guest vocalist, a rising young singer from Sligo who first gained attention touring with UK star David Gray. Called "one to watch" by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH, Niamh brings in beautiful contemporary songs of the season from such sources as Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, and Eva Cassidy. Legendary musician Séamus Begley of West Kerry, named Ireland's "Traditional Singer of the Year," is renowned for his accordion playing as well as his wit. Gràinne Hambly is an internationally-recognized exponent of the Irish harp from County Mayo, and Chicago's own Seán Gavin (of the group Bua) is an award-winning musician on the flute, whistle and uilleann pipes. On the fiddle is Oisín, who is also founder of the group Téada.

Champion stepdancer Samantha Harvey, a California native, has performed around the world with shows including Atlantic Steps, Cosa, "Ireland" The Show, and Tomáseen Foley's Irish Times. She and her husband Oisín Mac Diarmada received an early Christmas gift this year, welcoming their first child, son Finnán, to their Sligo home.

Since it's first tour in 2005, "Irish Christmas in America" has featured some of Ireland's top traditional vocalists including Karan Casey (Solas), Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh (Danú), and Cathie Ryan (Cherish the Ladies), alongside guest musicians such as Donogh Hennessey of the group Lúnasa. The 2019 tour will make 23 dates including Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Ann Arbor, and Burbank, CA. For more information visit irishchristmasinamerica.com.

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