Ring in the Holidays With A Celtic Family Christmas, Dec. 5 at the Quick

Ring in the Holidays With A Celtic Family Christmas, Dec. 5 at the Quick

natalie macmaster and donnell leahy with their children

Save more than 30% on tickets to the perfect holiday event for the whole family! The Quick Center will host a special performance by award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy – and their children – on Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m.

Save more than 30% on tickets to A Celtic Family Christmas!

— Use code CELTIC40

Kick off the holiday season with an award-winning family of fiddlers in A Celtic Family Christmas — an unforgettable evening of music, dance, and storytelling for the young and the young at heart — at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University on Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m.

Starring husband-and-wife duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, this holiday performance will include a lineup of familiar Christmas songs intermingled with classic Celtic tunes from the MacMaster-Leahy family’s 2016 album, A Celtic Family Christmas.

Natalie MacMaster has released 11 albums, won two JUNO Awards (Canada), 11 East Coast Music Awards, and has been nominated for a Grammy Award.  She has collaborated with artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Jesse Cook, Alison Krauss, and more.

Donnell Leahy is widely recognized as one of the best Celtic fiddlers in the world and is known for his high-energy playing style. In contrast to MacMaster’s roots in folk dance, Leahy’s style draws more on instrumental virtuosity and incorporates formal dance forms, such as polkas and waltzes. He is a three-time JUNO Award-winner with the internationally acclaimed musical group, Leahy.

Their seven musically talented children (one is too young to currently perform) have previously appeared on NBC’s Little Big Shots and are the centerpiece of the performance. “Christmas is where this whole concept started, and we are excited to be travelling as a family,” said Leahy. “It’s a perfect time to travel with the children and bring light and happiness to families and fans across the country.”

“This tour is going to have an energy that goes beyond the duration of the show,” added MacMaster. “I want it to stay with our fans throughout the holidays, and beyond.”

MacMaster and Leahy’s first recorded collaboration, One (2015), was followed the next year by A Celtic Family Christmas. In their Quick Center performance on December 5, the MacMaster-Leahy family will be accompanied by an excellent quartet of musicians featuring guitarists Ferrer and Rémi Arsenault, drummer Eric Breton, and pianist Mac Morin.

A Celtic Family Christmas is generously sponsored by Abbey Tent & Party Rentals, The Chelsea, The Westport Inn, and WSHU Public Radio.

Use code CELTIC40 to purchase tickets for this holiday performance at just $40 each (a savings of more than 30%!). Visit www.quickcenter.com to reserve your seat, or call the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

A Celtic Family Christmas

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Additional Details:

Use code CELTIC40 to purchase tickets for this holiday performance at just $40 each (a savings of more than 30%!). Visit www.quickcenter.com to reserve your seat, or call the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

Last modified: 11-14-19 5:32 PM

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