There's big news today: A Christmas Celtic Sojourn will return as a live, in-person concert series this December. And we will also, for the first time, offer a virtual, online experience of the show’s magic for those who might not be able to attend. Our goal is to be there for you again this holiday season as we reemerge to a sense of normality. We look forward to singing together our familiar songs as we gather an amazing array of singers, dancers, and musicians.
While we are so looking forward to opening at the cozy Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on December 14th, we needed to reduce the overall number of performances and touring. We will have just one weekend of shows all at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in downtown Boston on December 17th, 18th, and 19th. Unfortunately, in this time of rebuilding, we will not be touring the show to our favorite spots around New England and will miss those audiences. But we look forward to being back in the future. As as a result, there will be far fewer tickets available and we urge you to act quickly if you are interested in joining us.
Tickets for the Cutler Majestic Theatre will go on sale this Wednesday, October 20th, at 12pm ET. You can be first in line by marking your calendars and then clicking on this link when that time comes: www.christmasceltic.com
Some of the best tickets became available last weekend during Brian O’Donovan’s radio program on GBH Radio between 3-6PM.As you know, GBH is public broadcasting and occasionally has fundraising programs. Tomorrow’s edition of A Celtic Sojourn is a fundraiser and limited tickets to the Cutler Majestic Theatre’s performances will be available as a thank you gift. Be sure to tune in on 89.7FM or online at www.wgbh.org.
Meanwhile, preparations are being made to offer the live show as a stream, online during the times listed below. Tickets for the “stream only” edition are not on sale yet, but will be shortly. We will let you know in advance.
Shalin Liu Performance Center
Tuesday, December 14, 4PM & 8PM
Cutler Majestic Theatre
Friday, December 17, 8PM
Saturday, December 18, 3PM & 8PM
Sunday, December 19, 1PM & 5PM
Friday, December 17, 8PM
Saturday, December 18, 7:30PM
Sunday, December 19, 3PM & 7:30PM
Tuesday, December 21, 7:30PM
Wednesday, December 22, 7:30PM
Thursday, December 23, 7:30PM
Friday, December 24, 7:30PM
Saturday, December 25, 3PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, December 26, 3PM & 7:30PM
NOTE: When buying tickets for one of the Cutler Majestic Theatre live shows, be sure to look for the “bundle” option. You can also purchase along with your in-person tickets, access to the virtual stream which will allow you to re-live the magic of your concert experience in the comfort of your own home from December 20th thru January 2nd.
Our Christmas Celtic Ensemble is still being assembled but will include the following, and we are beyond excited.
- Seamus Egan, multi-instrumentalist and Co-Music Director
- Maeve Gilchrist, harpist, and Co-Music Director
- Ashley Smith-Wallace, Dance Director
- Moira Smiley, Singer
- Katie McNally and Neil Pearlman, Fiddle and Piano
- Windborne, Four Piece Vocal Harmony Group
- Owen Marshall, Guitar/Bouzouki/Harmonium.
- Jenna Moynihan, Fiddle
- Yann Falquet, Guitar/Accordion/Jaws
- Chico Huff, Bass
- Lindsay O’Donovan, Piano/Vocals
We hope to see you in December!