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Fermilab Art Series presents:
Celtic Christmas with Tomaseen Foley
December 11, 2010 at 8 p.m.
Tickets - $28/$14 for ages 18 and under
Celtic Christmas

Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, when the neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long wintry night with the laughter of their stories, the joy of their music, and dances they always said they were much too old for.

Long, long before Riverdance, ordinary Irish men and women in hobnailed boots knocked sparks off the flagstone floors with jigs, reels and hornpipes, and the rafters rang with the fiery music of the fiddle, bodhran, tin whistle, and the mesmerizing uilleann pipes.

Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas features Grammy-award winning guitarist William Coulter; from County Mayo, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Marianne Knight (button accordion, flute, whistle and bodhrán) --- and world-champion level Irish dancer; on Irish fiddle, Katie Linnane --- and world-champion level Irish dancer; Brian Bigley on uilleann pipes, whistles, flute --- and world-champion level Irish dancers!

Related Links:
www.tomaseenfoley.com/acelticchristmas.html includes audio and video samples.


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