Celtic Nights is Coming to The Pullo Center
Aug 12, 2015
The Pullo Center at Penn State York welcomes Celtic Nights – Spirit of Freedom to its stage on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket price is $50, $38, and $10, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at The Pullo Center Box Office, charge by phone at 717-505-8900, or online at ThePulloCenter.com.
Drawn from the history and folklore of Ireland and her Celtic cousins, Celtic Nights will bring the audience on a stunning musical journey of a people leaving and arriving. Telling the tail of emigration and how people's lives would be spent in a world of travelling by rail, horses and ship's. With long days travelling on foot they would come and go, saving for fares and writing tales of their travels. Always having to compare what they had with what they might have elsewhere. A lot of time would be spent visiting others, always moving on the surface of a foreign land. A Constant journey of meeting, conversing and comparing, searching for a place better than Ireland or even half as good.
The show Celtic Nights will bring you on this journey every second to a different place, filling you with laughter, sadness, melancholy, a sense of who we are and who our children will grow up to be. Passing the mantle of the legacy of their forefathers through music, song, dance and storytelling with pride and passion.
Celtic Nights will capture the essence of a great people from a small Island and their journey of hope and desire. Beautiful imagery and costumes will enhance the experience.
Songs will be sung with the audience of the night becoming a part of the story on stage. Dances will be danced, music will be played and you will be left with a memorable evening of total entertainment for all who have come to be a part of Celtic Nights. Songs being heard will bring back childhood memories, from playgrounds to pubs, choruses where, even those who can't sing will want to join in!
The cast of three male vocalists and three beautiful female singers, six of Ireland's most talented and coveted international dancers and our fine musicians, will leave the theatre ringing with the sounds of Celtic Music old and new.
Celtic Nights, a two hour showcase, of the rich heritage of the island and its culture, will bring us to that place that many emigrants now call home. The United States of America is where people from all lands have been welcomed through Ellis Island and the now adjoining Airports of New York City and beyond.
The influence of the old music on what became American sounds - whether it be Bluegrass, Appalachian, Country and Western or the great songs and ballads, from Shenandoah to the songs of The American Civil War - will be a part of the Celtic Nights experience.
Many of the old favorites -- Danny Boy, Isle of Hope and Whiskey in the Jar will be in there with, My Love is in America , May we never have to say Goodbye and may be a few surprises for the audience!