An Irish-Appalachian Christmas
December 3December 8, 2024

Jeannette Sorrell’s heartwarming celebration of the Irish immigrant experience is back, with delightful new cast members including children.

On Christmas night in Old Ireland, families and friends gathered for singing, storytelling, and plenty of wassail. From a caroling party through the streets of Dublin to a holiday barn dance in Virginia… we follow the hopes and fears of the Irish who bravely crossed the Atlantic. Irish singer Fiona Gillespie joins with fiddlers, medieval harp, and hammered dulcimer to welcome Christmas with LOVE, DANCING, and PRAYER. Bring the whole family!

“Fiona Gillespie sang with power, polish, and idiomatic Irish inflection… with fiddles providing irrepressible Gaelic flair. One wonders if WASSAIL may become another Christmas tradition.” – CHICAGO CLASSICAL REVIEW

Tuesday, December 3, 2024, 7:00PM
St. Noel Catholic Church, WILLOUGHBY HILLS
Wednesday, December 4, 2024, 7:00PM
The BATH Church (UCC)
Saturday, December 7, 2024, 7:30PM
CHAGRIN FALLS Performing Arts Center
In partnership with Chagrin Arts
Sunday, December 8, 2024, 3:00PM
AVON Performing Arts Center
Featured Artists
Fiona Gillespie,soprano
Elora Kares,soprano
Aryssa Leigh Burrs,mezzo-soprano
Sam Kreidenweiss,baritone
Anna O’Connell,Celtic harp & soprano
Alan Choo & Emi Tanabe,fiddles
Kathie Stewart,wooden flutes
Tina Bergmann,hammered dulcimer

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