Christmas with The Celts

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $40/$35/$30

December 9-13 at 8 p.m.

“First there was Riverdance, then Celtic Woman, and now the popular PBS pledge show Christmas with The Celts....”

-Kevin Crane, PBS

The high-stepping, spirited musical selections will have you clapping along from the first lively renditions of popular contemporary Christmas classics from: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” to “Little Drummer Boy” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” along with “Count Your Blessings,” “White Christmas” and John Lennon’s perennial favorite “Happy Christmas.”

The show presents a perfect combination of modern Christmas hits, lively ancient Irish Carols, hilarious spontaneous humor, thrilling Irish dancing, a children’s choir and lush string arrangements, giving you a most memorable, interactive Christmas experience.

Christmas with The Celts is the holiday show from the music group The Nashville Celts: Laura McGhee (Dundee Scotland) on vocals/fiddle, Fiachra O’Regan (Connemara, Ireland) on uilleann pipes, Ric Blair on vocal-guitar-bodhran and piano, Will Clark on vocals/mandolin/banjo; and others, including the crowd-pleasing Irish dancers. The original national PBS show Christmas with The Celts aired on 222 PBS channels across the U.S., Canada and on the BBC in Ireland for three years. This successful TV show was the initial spark, which created a huge demand for the live, touring production.

Show founder, GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and film score composer, Ric Blair says, “You can't listen to Celtic music and not be happy. Christmas with the Celts isn’t just a concert; it is a spiritual experience of music and dance, uniting communities. It’s about bringing young and old together. It is a music of the people. I think that is why this unique melding of modern Christmas hits and organic Celtic instrumentation continues to resonate and grow in popularity every year....”