Thursday January 31, 2013 / 7:30pmThe Irish ... and How They Got That Way
How was your experience?
I'd say it was the most digestible history of Ireland I've ever been graced with from the stage -- such hilarity and high jinks surrounding exquisite recitals of the grim facts. The energy link was palpable among the six performers, 3 guys and 3 gals, themselves with their keyboard and fiddle and flute, and that drummable thing called (I think) a bodhrun. They gave grand voice to song after song (especially the guy who regularly committed intentional acts of buffoonery, he was spectacular; I'd never heard Danny Boy like that before) -- but in fact they were all great: their dances together and solo steppings, their naturally staged interactions, every moment of them was energy well spent. My accolades well exceed the space I give them.