Tony Kenny's Christmas Time in Ireland
November 30, 2012
Imagine Christmas Time in Ireland… A warm turf fire on a cold night, a rousing sing-along by the hearth, favorite Christmas songs and hymns, laughter as everyone gathers for a sampling of Irish wit and wisdom, and the joyfulness of youthful dancing in celebration of the holidays, then allow Tony Kenny, Ireland’s Premier Entertainer, and his all-star cast to take you there.
Tony Kenny is an icon in the world of Irish music, receiving dozens of awards for his stage and televison performances. He has entertained over two million people touring the U.S. on countless tours to packed houses.
This multi-talented, award-winning performer has done it again – Introducing some of Ireland’s finest performers, Christmastime in Ireland will bring joy and laughter into your heart for one special evening this holiday season. This show will have you singing, clapping, and laughing from beginning to end and is sure to be the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season.
Tony Kenny brings with him some of Ireland’s finest artists to make up a delightful holiday show. Christmastime in Ireland will bring joy and laughter into your heart for one special evening this holiday season. This show will have you singing, clapping, and laughing from beginning to end and is sure to be the perfect way to celebrate the Christmas season.
Ireland’s King of Blarney, George Casey’s, self-deprecating humor, tempered with his Irish brogue, have won over audiences across the country. Casey’s humor is always in good fun and gets the audience involved. He relates well with his audience and is a good communicator and keen observer of human nature. With his disarming smile and likable personality, he can charm the habit off a nun and put a smile on the face of even the most politically correct person.
Kathy Durkin, from Co. Cavan, is one of Ireland’s leading female entertainers and 3-time Irish Recording Artist of the Year. Kathy has had a prolific output of singles and albums during her career. She has proved that she is an artist of talent and commitment to the Irish music industry. Her version of The Working Man spent an incredible full year on the Irish charts, and was voted best song in Ireland in 1991 and 1992. Kathy has toured extensively in Europe and the United States, where her warm personality and happy smile have won her numerous friends and fans.
The Dublin Trinity Band is one of Ireland’s best folk bands. From busking on O’Connell Street to playing at the National Concert Hall, this group has wowed audiences of all sizes for years. Featuring the lovely and dynamic Sarah Rodgers on violin and guitar; renowned Irish pianist and composer, Andreas Durkin on vocals and keyboard; David Hayes, recognized as one of the finest musical directors in Ireland, on piano; and Ireland’s best accordion player, Peter Brown on button accordion.
To see each of these entertainers individually is a treat, but to see them perform together is magic. Added into this fine mix of Irish artists are the Jury’s Irish Dancers. Tapping and spinning their way across the stage, these precision musical athletes will take your breath away!