Hello to all of you great Celtic music lovers! Because of you, the Celtic Music Association is alive and well and has planned the 2012-2013 concert season.
This season we are inviting back for a third time a solo artist who was born in Waterford, Ireland and grew up in Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary Ireland.
Robbie O’Connell, one of the greatest Irish balladeers of our time.
For the first time the CMA is bringing in the
Glengarry Bhoys, a Canadian Highland Scots and French Canadian musical power band.
Another new band is
Runa, consists of vocalist, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, and Tomoko Omura of Japan on the fiddle. The band often performs with world-renowned, guest musicians, including Isaac Alderson on the uilleann pipes, flutes and whistles.
Capping off the season is the very first band that the CMA was proud to have. We invited them back,
The Dublin City Ramblers will be with us again. They have thrilled audiences worldwide with their unique blend of ballads, folk stories, humor, wit and foot-tapping Irish music. Their impressive spanning more than 35 years includes over 30 albums, many top ten hits, several awards for "Best Ballad/Folk Group" and, to top it all off, 8 gold albums. It is certainly no wonder that they are classed as Ireland’s #1 Group!
Alas, air flights are more expensive and the euro has affected our economy along with the two wars. Our ticket prices have climbed up the ladder one rail. Ticket price will be $25 in advance. $30 at the door. Friends of the CMA pay $25 at the door God hoping the venue isn’t sold out. Season tickets are $88 for all four shows.
The Dublin City Ramblers
All concerts are at Holy Trinity 2926 Beaver Ave. Des Moines, IA 50310. Concert starts at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.