- $20 for one ticket to see Celtic Nights (up to $40 value)
- When: Thursday, March 20, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Newberry Opera House
- Seating: Orchestra Right Row M–R; Orchestra Left Row L and M; Orchestra Center A, M, Q, R; Balcony Row D
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
**2013 Promo for Celtic Nights**
“Irish artists such as Celtic Nights,” said Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny, “have brought our distinctive and evoking music and dance tradition to the world stage and showcase our tradition in a spectacular fashion.” Sharing the unique heritage of Irish and Irish-American culture, singers and step dancers make history feel personal and well-costumed. The evening explores both the story of the Irish people and the country to which they journeyed, revealing the influence of Celtic music on American forms such as bluegrass and country. 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.” From time to time, the audience will be encouraged to raise their voices along with the singers, and at the evening’s conclusion, the cast will linger to chat with patrons, deepening the bond formed between the two nations.
Newberry Opera House
Evincing a history that dates back to 1881 and includes stints as a city jail and a silent-film palace, the 426-seat Newberry Opera House is a spectacle in itself. A recent multimillion-dollar renovation project modernized the institution’s eclectic Victorian craftwork by adding state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and removing the horse-drawn curtain-raising system.