Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University
7:30PM (doors open at 7:00PM for seating)
The Young Irelanders Performance Ticket:
Senior (65+) $25;
(7% tax added to all ticket sales)
“Ability in abundance…”
— Irish Independent
“Music to marvel at…”
— Irish Examiner
“A salute to the players that have gone before, the tradition is in safe hands…”
— Matt Molloy, The Chieftains
“The show is certainly deserving of the term spectacular…”
— Irish Music Magazine
Each year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest exponents of Irish traditional music, song, and dance as part of one sensational group known as The Young Irelanders. These performers are still in their 20’s and are unique among their peers, in that they are all world and Irish national champions in their disciplines.
At 2,700 kilometers, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way is the longest signed coastal route in the world, stretching along the west coast from Donegal to West Cork. The Young Irelanders 2018 tour is called Wild Atlantic Way, exemplifying how the traditional music of Ireland is inspired and influenced by this breathtaking coastal region.
Whether it be one of the much-loved vocal numbers 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 you to a part of the world untarnished by modernity and stunning in its beauty. This same setting has provided captivating scenes for many films including The Quiet Man, Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince, Marley & Me, and Star Wars – The Force Awakens.
Members of the Irish Cultural Academy have performed across six continents and for many heads of state, presidents of Ireland, U.S. presidents, and royalty including Prince Albert of Monaco. Members have also performed in many noted international venues such as Beijing Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the U.S. Capitol Building, The Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center.
Among the performers in the 2018 The Young Irelanders tour, they have individually received ten Irish national titles.
Aimee Fitzpatrick – Vocals
Ali Levack – Whistle & Pipes
Tomás Ó Dálaigh – Fiddle
Kevin Murphy – Accordion, Piano & Bodhrán
Cillian MacCabe – Guitar, Banjo & Mandolin
Enda Rafferty – Piano, Keyboards & Bass
Joe Duffey – Dancer
Ayla Reid – Dancer