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Young Irelanders Bring Song, Dance Act To SRU

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Young Irelanders
Young Irelanders

The Slippery Rock University Performing Arts Series will close out its season on March 25 with a concert by the Young Irelanders, eight performers of traditional Irish music, song and dance.

The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the University Union multipurpose room.

The Young Irelanders include world and Irish national champions in their disciplines. They have toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” performed as soloists on PBS specials, shared the stage with Bono, and collaborated with Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones and Sting.

This year’s Young Irelanders tour celebrates Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches along the west coast from Donegal to West Cork.

Whether it be a much-loved vocal number like “Galway Bay,” the foot-stomping beat of Kerry polkas, or a stirring air inspired by the Cliffs of Moher, the Young Irelanders deliver a performance that transports audiences to a part of the world untarnished by modernity and breathtaking in its beauty.

Members of the Young Irelanders are Aimee Fitzpatrick, vocals; Finnian O’Connor, pipes and whistles; Cillian MacCabe, guitar; Rosie Ferguson, fiddle; Kevin Murphy, accordion; Enda Rafferty, guitar and vocals; and dancers Joe Duffey and Ayla Reid.

Seating is reserved. For more information, please visit here or call 7247382018.