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Irish Christmas in America Brings Strong Irish Traditions to BlackRock



BlackRock Center for the Arts launches its Celtic Series with this unique and heartwarming holiday journey, Irish Christmas in America. Producer Oisín Mac Diarmada and his band bring a fascinating performance of music, song, dance, and stories of seasonal Irish traditions to Germantown on Saturday, November 24 at 8:00 pm.


Celebrating its 14th touring year, Irish Christmas in America brings a family-friendly performance that features lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes, and harp, along with Irish old-style dancing. Produced by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, the festive holiday show features special guest singer Niamh Farrell, who has toured with singer/songwriter/star, David Gray. Along with music that Irish Music Magazine calls “captivating,” images of the rich historical traditions of Ireland can be seen on the backdrop throughout the entirety of the show. Take a memorable glimpse into the spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland bring traditional Celtic customs to the States.

For tickets click to the BlackRock Center for the Arts ticketing website.

“Irish Christmas in America admirably refuses to pander to the lowest common denominator. By doing so, they all convey the spirit of the season with uncommon taste and integrity” – Irish Echo.


BlackRock’s Celtic Series features various song makers imbedded in the Irish tradition throughout the 2018-19 season. Each Celtic show is a unique night of Irish music with live performances from:

• Teada: March 2, 2019

• Celtic Angels: March 15, 2019

• Jarlath Henderson: May, 4, 2019

BlackRock Center for the Arts is a cultural cornerstone and the leading venue for the performing and visual arts in Upper Montgomery County Maryland. Since 2002, the nonprofit arts center has been providing the community with diverse performing arts programs, free gallery exhibitions and arts education experiences in a welcoming and intimate setting close to home. The dynamic facility houses two art galleries, two theaters presenting more than 40 performances per year, and numerous classrooms and studios where year-round classes in the arts are offered for all ages.

Irish Christmas in America (Celtic)

Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Tickets: $25-45

Photos courtesy BlackRock Center for the Arts


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