It wouldn't be the holiday season without the cross-cultural ebb and flow of our favorite annual celebration of world music, dance, and storytelling with Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and a cast of America's top Irish and world musicians. Guaranteed to fill your hearts with cheer, kick off the winter season with your loved ones at "one of the best Irish contributions to a New York Christmas" (Huffington Post) with this unforgettable journey of winter solstice traditions from around the world.
Brendan Dolan, pianist
Liz Hanley, fiddler and singer
Tamar Korn, jazz vocalist
Dennis Lichtman, clarinet and strings
Billy McComiskey, accordionist
Laura Neese, dancer
Niall O'Leary, Irish step dancer
John Roberts, guitarist and singer
Leni Sloan, dancer
MacDara Vallely, mumming performance director and performer
And even more Special Guests!
"What Christmas should be about-celebration, craic, good music and song, the closeness of friends and family, and the thought spared for our sisters and brothers on the margins of life." - Bill Whelan, Grammy Award-winning composer of Riverdance
This year, Winter Solstice welcomes MacDara Vallely to direct a ritual performance inspired by the old Celtic quarter festivals of the winter solstice, combining mumming, poetry, drama, song, and dance from Ireland, England and the Caribbean islands.
IAC members, please call the box office to take advantage of the member's discount.