‘An Irish Christmas’


After a successful run the previous holiday season, “An Irish Christmas” is back at the Harris Center for the Arts. The popular dance revue starring Kevin Horton of “Riverdance” and Collette Dunne and Ciaran Maguire of “Magic of the Dance” is stopping in Folsom for just four shows at the end of November. Past audiences have been delighted and touched by the heartwarming dancing and storytelling. While the core of the show is traditional Irish dance, of course, “An Irish Christmas” isn’t just a string of unconnected choreographed performances. Rather, the show weaves a story that travels through time, exploring friendships, love, joy, laughter, hope and resilience that spans across generations. The show dips in and out of Irish mythology while also offering a glimpse of parts of Ireland’s history and culture. The dancing, performed by masterful dancers with years of training in this specific form, is accompanied by choral singing and pipes, flutes, fiddles, button accordions and bodhráns to make the experience a truly Irish one. The show also includes performances set to Silent Night, Little Drummer Boy, and Carol of the Bells. A trip to Ireland may be out of the question this winter, but a night of Irish music and dancing might be a good substitute. For more information, see here.

What: An Irish Christmas
When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 28-30, times vary
Where: Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, Folsom
Cost: general $25-$39, premium $49, children $20