Portland Umbrella Festival Celebrates the Bohemian Arts
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The last date listed for The Umbrella Festival was Sunday April 8, 2012 / 7:00pm.
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Singing, dancing, juggling, caroling, storytelling and more will fill the historic Alberta Rose Theatre's stage as Magical Strings performs its Celtic Yuletide Concert. A grand gala of Celtic-inspired holiday music, this annual tradition features three generations of the multi-talented Boulding family -- playing Celtic harps, hammered dulcimers, violins, cello, whistles, concertina and percussion -- along with special guests. There's even opportunity for audience participation, as spectators are invited to don a costume, follow a processional through the aisles and join in for some caroling. For this performance, Magical Strings will be joined by the award-winning Tara Academy Irish Dancers, vocalist Colleen Raney, Canadian fiddler Jocelyn Pettit and other special guests. Learn More
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April 6, 2012: Night One - "The Road"
The opening night is a celebration of the road - hobos, gypsies, vagabonds, troubadours and wanderers - featuring the music of Portland's own Vagabond Opera and Professor Gall, accompanied by the finest in circus, burlesque and vaudeville. Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre will also be doing a special performance.
April 7, 2012: Night Two - "The City"
Night two celebrates life in the city - from the alleyways of Paris to the banks of the Thames to the buzzing streetlights and nightclubs of New York. Portland swingtime supergroup The Stolen Sweets, Strangled Darlings and Boy & Bean provide the music, accompanied by the finest in dance, burlesque and vaudeville.
April 8, 2012: Night Three - "The Big Top"
The final night of the first annual Umbrella Festival takes us under the big top. Carnies, freaks, geeks, feats of incredible strength and beauty erase the dull drudgery of our workaday existence and transport us into a fantasy land where anything is possible. Portland's own Wanderlust Circus Orchestra, Hurqalya (formerly Negara), and Aeon Now provide the music, accompanied by acrobats, sword swallowers, and vaudevillians of all stripes.
About the Ticket Supplier: Alberta Rose Theatre
After over 20 years of being closed to the public, the Alberta Rose Theatre has reemerged as Portland's premier setting to experience acoustic music and live performances.