Celtic Crossroads: Exciting Irish Music and Dance Show
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The last date listed for Celtic Crossroads was Sunday March 25, 2012 / 2:00pm.
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From the Top, the popular showcase for America's best young classical musicians, tapes its NPR radio show before a live audience at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley, it's one of the most popular classical music programs on the radio today. Audiences across the country have been swept away by the music and stories of the nation's most talented teen and preteen performers. Featuring high-caliber performances along with interviews, sketches and games, this show is a great way to introduce classical music to your whole family. Learn More
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Celtic Crossroads is critically acclaimed as ‘the most exhilarating and authentic show to come from Ireland in decades – not to be missed’. It is an explosion of youthful energy and dazzling musicianship.
Celtic Crossroads abounds with fusions of traditional Irish music, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz whilst pulsating with the rhythms of exciting Irish dance percussion. Spontaneous mid-show ovations are the norm, and enraptured Celtic Crossroads audiences are always compelled to shout, and shout for more.
The show itself, incorporating seven world-class musicians, playing over twenty instruments on stage, is a fantastic spectacle. From start to finish you are captivated by a wonderful fusion of musical genres in the Irish music family, such as eastern European Gypsy, North American Bluegrass, world Classical and Jazz, and the various forms of Celtic music from around Europe and the rest of the world. Magical interludes from the haunting uilleann pipes, whistles, low whistles and of course the Irish harp along with some of Irelands finest exponents of traditional song transport the listener to that crossroads in Ireland. Tempestuous fiddle playing competes with explosive banjo, intricate mandolin, accordion, mandola and bouzouki and awe-inspiring guitar riffs, while silky flute playing remind the audience that these fiercely traditional musicians are also classically trained. Throw in thunderous bodhran rhythms, drumkit, and cajon and the audience finds themselves recklessly and ecstatically stomping along. As the thunder starts to take hold, rhythms beating, Irish dancers defying laws of speed and gravity, musicians swopping instruments before your eyes, building and rising from a slow groove to a climactic, epic and all encompassing wildness of unadulterated genius, audiences are unable to prevent themselves from jumping to their feet in thunderous ovation. The show’s success is rapidly gathering momentum as it leaves a trail of enthralled audiences behind it.