Celtic concert on St. Patrick's Day!! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vanessa McNeely   
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:28

Central Performing Arts Center is proud to present the Celtic band, CRAICMORE on St. Patrick’s Day!!

March 17, 2013,  3:30 pm

CRAICMORE plays contemporary traditional Celtic music with deep roots in the music of Scotland and Ireland.

CRAICMORE features the critically acclaimed vocalist Nancy Johnston. Her deep, rich, contralto voice is rare in the genre. Driving rhythms from guitar, bass, Bohdran drum, conga and other percussion, along with high-spirited whistles, flutes and bagpipes, powerfully render jigs & reels. Four part harmony, rhythmic hardshoe dancing, an East Indian Shruti Box and rumbling Didjeridoo all accent the warmth and passion of CRAICMORE's fiery performances. They have toured for over ten years throughout the Western States and recently performed a 14 concert engagement in Shanghai, China. Like the name itself, an easy blend of an Irish word for fun “craic,” and the anglicization of “mór,” Irish for big, CRAICMOREʼs music does what great music should--enrich the tradition. Don't miss the chance to experience the excitement, the humor and the sheer joy of this music from Craicmore. www.cracimore.com

Pre-show, MEN IN KILTS CONTEST, pitting gents against one another as they vie for the title of “King Kilt”. The audience will judge the contestants by purchasing “King” votes.  One dollar ($1) will buy one vote or 6 votes for five dollars ($5).  Craicmore will award the ”King Kilt” a cash prize, 50% of the funds collected by the sale of “King” votes, on stage after intermission!  The St. Patrick Society of the Quad Cities will receive a donation of 25% of the funds collected by the sale of “King” votes. The contest will be held from 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm in the Central Performing Arts Center atrium.

Ticket Price: Advanced tickets: Adults $22 Students $13. At the door: Adults $25 Students $15.

Ticket sales information: Purchase at DeWitt City Hall, Online at Midwestix.com or at the door, one hour before show.

The Central Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art venue for plays, musicals, concerts, recitals, comedians, dancers, speakers, business meetings, and other events in an auditorium-type setting.
The Center is part of a $28 million addition to Central Community High School in DeWitt, Iowa. It opened to the public July 31, 2011, and offers comfortable seating for 799 patrons plus technically advanced lighting and sound systems, including a concert grand piano. Visit our website www.centralperformingartscenter.org. Find us on facebook.

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