Fitchburg State University CenterStage invites you to ring in the holiday season with Christmas with the Celts at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 at Weston Auditorium, 353 North St.
Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for Fitchburg State alumni, seniors and staff; and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the Weston Box Office at the auditorium by calling 978.665.3347 or by ordering online.
The Celts, famous staples of PBS Television’s pledge drives, mix lively traditional Irish music and instrumentation with American pop music and their own originals. Complete with an array of top-flight musicians on uilleann pipes, Irish whistles, fiddle, bodhran, banjo, five-string bass, drums and of course, the crowd pleasing Irish dancers.
Christmas with the Celts is the brainchild of producer Ric Blair, one the country’s most respected purveyors of Celtic music. American-born he credits the popularity of the Christmas with the Celts concert presentation and the nationwide broadcasting of the show as a PBS-TV special to his unique blend of modern Christmas standards and sounds with the spirit and sounds of Celtic roots.
The high-stepping spirited musical selections will have audiences clapping along from the first lively renditions of popular contemporary Christmas classics: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Little Drummer Boy,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” as well as “Count Your Blessings,” “White Christmas” and John Lennon’s perennial “Happy Christmas.” The show presents the perfect combination of ancient Irish Carols, contemporary Christmas standards, spontaneous humor and thrilling Irish dancing giving audiences a most memorable Christmas experience.
Christmas with the Celts isn’t just a concert; it is a celebration of the holiday spirit, people, community, and common connections. It’s about bring young and old together to celebrate this special time of year.