January 20, 2012
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

A night of Irish music and dance will be featured in the national touring show of “Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope,” which will be performed Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium at BYU-Idaho.

In this glittering production, six of Ireland’s most prominent singers and musicians are complemented by six of its most accomplished step dancers, creating a picture of a proud people who dared to dream big and carved out a home in the New World. Their story is told through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet.

The two-hour concert not only shows the rich heritage of the island and its culture, but also highlights the United States, where people from all lands have been welcomed.

The influence of the old music on what became American sounds — whether it’s bluegrass, Appalachian, country, 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.

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $6 for BYU-Idaho students. They are available online at www.byui.edu/tickets or from the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office at 496-3170.