New England’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day tradition returns online, and with partner venues, Mar. 11 - 17
(Boston, Mass., February 11, 2021) – GBH’s A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan is making its return virtually this year, March 11-17. Tickets for A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn are on sale now at www.brianodonovan.com. The popular variety show celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style, drawing together award-winning artists for audiences to experience the joy in song, dance and literary traditions from across the Celtic world.
Following in the steps of its December counterpart, A Virtual Christmas Celtic Sojourn, A (Virtual) St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn has partnered with many of the venues that would normally present its March performances, with O’Donovan returning as the host for each performance. Each show will be livestreamed in real time, but will also be available on-demand starting the day after your purchase until Sunday, March 21st.
“I love the lively and lighthearted nature of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, welcoming the beginning of spring with friends and family with song and merriment. While we won’t be gathered in person this year, I’m thrilled to host our Celtic Sojourn community for a virtual celebration of this now global Irish tradition,” O’Donovan said. “The success of our Christmas show was absolutely astonishing and I think a true testament to our audience’s desire to experience the arts together, even if it must be from home instead of a theater setting. We want to be safe, but we also don’t want to lose track of our most treasured traditions - family, gatherings, song, poetry, dance - these are what we can still provide virtually.”
This year’s line-up of musicians brings together veterans of shows past from around the world: Keith Murphy returns to his role as Music Director (a position he’s held since 2012); singer Matthew Byrne will be joining from his home in Newfoundland; fiddlers Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, two of America’s most highly regarded young players of traditional Irish music, will bring their mastery of traditional twin fiddling; internationally acclaimed dancer Emma O’Sullivan will join from her home in Connemara, Co. Galway with her exponent of the sean-nos (old style) traditional dance. A full line-up of artists can be found at www.brianodonovan.com.
A full schedule of A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn is below. Tickets available at www.brianodonovan.com for $42.50.
Hanover Theatre, Worcester, MA
Thursday, March 11, 2021; 7:30pm
Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA
Friday, March 12, 2021; 7:30pm
Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Saturday, March 13, 2021; 7:30pm
The Cabot, Beverly, MA
Sunday, March 14, 2021; 7:30pm
GBH Studios, Boston, MA
Wednesday, March 17, 2021; 7:30pm
A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan is produced by GBH.
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