FLORENCE – Celtic Crossroads is bringing its fresh new show from Ireland to the Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
If you think that you have seen the best that Irish music has to offer you need to see show from Ireland that is taking the art form to an entirely new level. Celtic Crossroads presents Irish music like never before, set to do to Irish music what Riverdance has done to Irish dance.
The name Celtic Crossroads originates from a time in Ireland when neighboring communities met at the crossroads between towns and villages to socialize – long before the pub tradition began. With a focus on keeping the tradition of Irish music alive, each performer nurtures this bygone concept, but by virtue of their young age and raw talent, they high-kick this tradition into the 21st Century. True high-kicking from some of Ireland’s best-respected Irish dancers also intensifies the pulsating rhythms of the show.
The live concerts are a spectacle of talent, displaying how Irish music influenced the global birth of a multitude of musical genres. The show itself, incorporating seven world-class musicians, playing over twenty instruments on stage, is a fantastic spectacle. From start to finish you are captivated by a wonderful fusion of musical genres in the Irish music family, such as eastern European Gypsy, North American Bluegrass, world Classical and Jazz, and the various forms of Celtic music from around Europe and the rest of the world. The show's success is rapidly gathering momentum as it leaves a trail of enthralled audiences behind it.
Their show in Florence is the second of three in the 2011-2012 Concert Series for the PAC’s inaugural season. The final show in the series is the Simply Sinatra with Steve Lippia on Thursday, May 17.
Tickets for the Celtic Crossroad concert begin at $25 and may be purchased at www.fmupac.org, via telephone at (843) 661-4444, and at the FMU Performing Arts Center Box Office. Telephone and personal ticket sales are available Monday through Friday between 12-5 p.m. Subject to availability, tickets may be available for purchase at the door.