Virtual Concert: Ireland with Michael

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 17 Mar 2021 at 7:00 pm
Channel:Iowa State Center
Categories:Arts, performances
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A celebration of Irish culture and music for the Irish American Heritage Month of March. Michael shares his own connection to songs and stories of his home county, his love of traditional music with the gorgeous 10-piece Harpist group Cláirsí Neamhaí with local fiddlers, pipers playing jigs and reels that are perfect to celebrate Irish heritage.

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The core of the show is direct from the National Opera House of Ireland. A perfect addition to St. Patrick's celebrations, featuring the ethereal voice of top Irish tenor Michael Londra, backed by the Irish Concert Orchestra, two nationally acclaimed choirs (Valda Choir and The Presentation Children's Choir), and top-class guest singers and musicians from the island of Ireland.

Michael goes out into his county to meet acclaimed performers from the country's leading piper Mark Redmond, to ballad singer Roger Maguire who sings those singalong Irish pub ballads and MACA the latest traditional all woman supergroup who sing and play every traditional instrument you can count. We also meet the Shamrock Tenors, a group of guys from Belfast who will sing to you from Ulster Hall.

As host of Ireland with Michael, the new travel and music series coming to Public Television in spring 2021 and author of a travel book by the same name, the Emmy-nominated Irish tenor is an expert on all things Celtic. He invites the audience not only to his live show but also to scenes in his home country with guest singers, Irish dancers and storytellers throughout the show, filmed in local castles and pubs.