An Irish Cross-Cultural Christmas in NYC -VIDEO


Each performance will feature a special guest, which in past years included Gabriel Byrne, Christine Quinn,Colum McCannSusan McKeownMichael Patrick McDonald and Bill Whelan.
On Sunday, December 9th, they'll take the show on the road to Fordham University in the Bronx. Radio station WFUV will record it to air on Sunday, December 16th and Saturday, December 22nd.
Another remote way sample one of the best Irish contributions to a New York Christmas is though the An Irish Christmas album which captures the best of the show's 2010 run. An Irish Times reviewer wrote, "Here's a bit of relief from the maudlin fare that clutters the festive season release lists. Recorded live in New York's Hell's Kitchen, Mick Moloney and friends train a wide-angle, multicultural lens on the season with some startling effects. The recording quality is pristine and there's a raft of unexpected tunes and visitors, none more jaw-dropping than Grace Nono, a Filipino singer who traces the artful intricacies of vocal chant with fluid ease."
To learn more about An Irish Christmas, the live recording and the Irish Arts Center, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, go to: www.irishartscenter.org.

MEDIA PINGS: For more Celtic Christmas music, try Starlight from Sephira--two sisters from Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, who have crossed over from classical with their dueling violins and ethereal vocals...Anita Daly of Daly Communications put together and eclectic selection of yuletide cheer from well known musicians called  “Together For Christmas: A Contemporary Celtic Christmas Collection”...Ashley Davis' contribution to the sounds of the season is "Songs of the Celtic Winter"...and finally this swinging tune by Frankie Gavin with The Carl Hession Orchestra from Shamrocks & Holly: An Irish Christmas Celebration...


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