Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia 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.
Celtic Crossroads takes traditional Irish music and brings it into the 21st century with inventive arrangements and bass-driven grooves. The show features seven world-class musicians, several of whom are All-Irish champions. They play over 20 instruments onstage, 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. After launching at the Taibhearc Theatre in Galway, the show has toured throughout Europe, the U.S., Mexico and Japan.
Tickets for Celtic Crossroads are $20-$42 with discounts for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706/542-4400 or toll free at 888/289-8497.
J. David Gordon is the performance underwriter.