By Anna Skinner
Those interested in culture will be able to take a step into Ireland as the Center for the Performing Arts brings Celtic Nights to Carmel.
Although Celtic Nights has never presented at the Center before, Anne O’Brien, vice president of marketing and communications, said that other cultural performances have made for happy patrons. Celtic Nights will present their production “Spirit of Freedom” on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Palladium.
“We have presented several different Irish performances over the course of the past few years and our patrons have absolutely loved each performance,” O’Brien said. “We are seeing the same kind of welcome reception for this group.”
An Irish Music Session will be performed in the east lobby of the Palladium that will feature local, well-known musicians. Those attending Celtic Nights who show up early will be able to see local musicians perform together with traditional Irish classics. Food and drinks will be on sale at the concessions in the lobbies.
“It will be a high energy evening, where the audience will be engaged through song, laughter, dance, music, storytelling, narration and stirring visuals,” O’Brien said. “‘Spirit of Freedom’ introduces a multitalented cast featuring singers, dancers, musicians and actors to celebrate celebrating 100 years of Irish Independence.”
Tickets range from $35-$55, with student prices set at $15. For more, visit thecenterpresents.org.
“As part the Center’s mission to welcome, engage, inspire and transform through compelling performing arts experiences in a world-class environment, we present a diverse array of performers on stage, many of whom are artists from around the world. Celtic Nights “Spirit of Freedom” is part of the Center’s World Stage Series,” O’Brien said. For more on the group visit celticnights.ie/.