The Performing Arts Center will present Celtic Crossroads March 4 at 8 p.m. in Hodgson Concert Hall. A new show from Ireland, Celtic Crossroads aims to do for Irish music what Riverdance has done for Irish dancing.
Tickets for the show are $20-$42 with discounts for UGA students. They can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling 706-542-4400.
Celtic Crossroads takes traditional Irish music and brings it into the 21st century with arrangements and bass-driven grooves. The show features seven world-class musicians, several of whom are all-Irish champions. They play more than 20 instruments on stage, including uilleann pipes, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, flute and Irish harp. The performance also includes high-kicking Irish dancers.
The concert is a fusion of musical genres-Eastern European gypsy, North American bluegrass, classical, jazz and various forms of Celtic music from around the world.
Celtic Crossroads began with street performances in Galway, Ireland. The group took its name from a time in Ireland when neighboring communities met at the crossroads between towns and villages to socialize, long before the pub tradition began.