Celtic Crossroads: Irish Music and Dance Show
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The last date listed for Celtic Crossroads was Thursday March 29, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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The Burnsville Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce the return of Ireland’s most talented export, Celtic Crossroads. The new World Fusion Tour abounds with fusions of traditional Irish music, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz whilst pulsating with the rhythms of exciting Irish dance percussion.
The unstoppable group that started off performing on the streets of Galway city is now headlining festivals and arena concerts around the world. No other monstrosity of a theater production have done what these guys have done based on start-up capital which would have been thrown into a guitar case on the side of a street only five years ago!
Burnsville PAC patrons will be some of the first to feast their eyes on the explosive spectacle that is the Celtic Crossroads, World Fusion Tour before the show traverses the globe for the next two years. Not many people are aware that practicing traditional Irish arts was outlawed in the homeland less than 100 years ago and unlawful gatherings at crossroads were tinged with danger.
Nothing was written down and Irish music was kept secretively in the hearts of its people. The cast of Celtic Crossroads, all sons and daughters of musicians, steeped in the tradition of these handed down tunes, play with the wild, raucous relish of freedom, in tribute to their relatives and their country. Celtic Crossroads is a glorious elevation of a new, young generation whom are boldly redefining Celtic music on the world stage.
In a recent interview one of the performers; Michael McClintock commented “The Celtic Crossroads stage production is far more than just musicians playing tunes in the background. Everyone, from the musicians, dancers, directors, technicians, etc. all have the fire of the show within them which ignites into a cataclysmic performance every single night. We make audience members laugh, cry, and everything in between. “
About the Ticket Supplier: Ames Center
The Ames Center, formerly the Burnsville Performing Arts Center is dedicated to: Fostering the growth, development and appreciation of the performing arts through the presentation of the broadest possible range of cultural, entertainment and artistic activities and events; providing a home to the community’s major performing arts groups; serving as a community center for the visual arts, business and educational meetings and presentations and providing economic stimulus for the benefit of the residents of Burnsville and the surrounding region.
This mission statement, as developed by VenuWorks, suggests that the Ames Center, in order to contribute to the creation of a vital, active downtown area, must host a broad spectrum of events including local arts, regional cultural organizations, popular concerts, family shows, business meetings, social gatherings and lectures and more.
From the City of Burnsville 2030 Comprehensive Plan:
“Art and culture are increasingly recognized as integral and necessary components of our social fabric, contributing to the economy and quality of life in cities and communities. In our increasingly mobile and diverse society, investments in culture and creativity are essential to building vibrant, competitive and sustainable communities for the twenty first century.”