Dance can express emotions that words cannot, particularly panic upon mistaking an anthill for a loveseat. Admire emotive movement with this GrouponLive deal to see Celtic Nights at the Singletary Center for the Arts. For $20, you get one ticket for seating in sections D–N on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $44.50 value, including fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Ireland lends six singers and six step dancers to the Singletary Center for the Arts in the form of Celtic Nights. The talented dozen explore the experience of Irish-American immigration during Journey of Hope, a show that uses Celtic music and dance to make history feel personal and immediate. Counted among the Emerald Isle songs is “Colcannon,” which describes the traditional Irish dish with comforting details such as “lovely pickled cream” mingling with greens and scallions “like a picture in a dream.” The layered harmonies of the chorus add further national unity to the words “Yes you did, so you did, so did he and so did I. And the more I think about it, sure the nearer I’m to cry.”
2012 Promo for Celtic Nights: Journey of Hope
Singletary Center for the Arts
University of Kentucky’s Singletary Center for the Arts––named after Otis A. Singletary, the university’s eighth president––has hosted approximately 400 events each year since its inception in 1979. As part of its missions to spread culture and education throughout the community, the busy venue keeps visitors captivated with a diverse calendar of student performances, touring productions, lectures from precocious microphones, standup-comedy shows, and visits from artists and guest speakers.