EARLVILLE — Earlville Opera House invites you to our holidays with an Irish twist with “Irish Christmas in America” on its historic 1892 Main Stage at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 11. This hugely popular holiday show brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions. This program is proudly brought to us with support from WAER, 88.3, Syracuse University.
Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the hugely popular “Irish Christmas in America” show features top Irish music, song, and dance in an engaging performance rich in humor and boundless energy.
This family-friendly performance features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, harp, and bouzouki, along with thrilling Irish dancing. In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland. Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2022.
The holiday show was first conceived in 2005 with past tours featuring such stellar guest vocalists as Niamh Farrell, Séamus and Méabh Begley, Teresa Horgan, Lumiere (Pauline Scanlon and Eilis Kennedy), Karan Casey, Cara Dillon, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Cathie Ryan, and Michael Londra.
Mac Diarmada enthuses about the program as a way to bring traditional and often unknown Irish customs to the States.
“One of the most heartfelt themes of Irish Christmas is emigration,” says Mac Diarmada. “Music was a way that people stayed close to home.”.
Tickets are $40 general admission, $36 for members (become a member!), $10 for youth (17 and under), with college students half off general admission. Tickets are available at EarlvilleOperaHouse.com or by calling 315-691-3550.
Thank you to our sponsors: Community Foundation for South Central New York; Live Music Society; NBT Bank; Preferred Mutual Insurance Company; and Bruce Ward, Architect. Special thanks to our hospitality sponsors Fred’s Inn and Poolville Country Store B&B.
Earlville Opera House is located at 18 East Main Street in the charming Village of Earlville, NY and is handicap accessible. Masks are mandatory due to no ventilation in the 1892 historic theater. Please check our website for the latest COVID protocols, updates, and for further information on our programs and services, and like us on Facebook!
Events are made possible, in part, with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor of New York and the New York State Legislature, and through the generosity of EOH members.
-Information provided by EOH