blog by S.J. Velasquez • November 30, 2012 @ 9:57am
It’s that time of year—the season when we break out the Celtic Christmas tunes on the iPod, engage in an international Irish-themed secret Santa gift exchange and dance a festive jig to “We Three Kings” ... Oh, that’s just me?
Well, for anyone else who is especially fond of Irish culture and Christmas celebrations, the following Yuletide events with Celtic twists are all too appropriate for our set:
Eileen Ivers’ An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas
8 p.m. Dec. 14
Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda
“Eileen Ivers captures the spirit and magic of the season in her heartwarming holiday show that features traditional Irish songs, original tunes and holiday favorites specially arranged by Eileen and her band, Immigrant Soul.”
First Niagara Holiday Pops with Ronan Tynan
Dec. 14 to 16
3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo
Admission: prices vary depending on seat selection
“Join beloved Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, the Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus and your BPO in celebrating the holiday season. The concert features all of your traditional holiday favorites blended with Celtic classics.”
Irish music sessions
Throughout the year, multiple venues host Irish sessions where musicians gather to collaborate on tunes. For more information about dates, times and locations, visit the Buffalo Comhaltas website and Facebook page.
Am I missing any events? Please comment below, and I’ll be sure to add your event—heck, I’ll probably attend it, too.