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Danny O'Flaherty's Celtic Christmas

Loyola press release - December 4, 2006

(New Orleans)― Danny O'Flaherty and company will perform A Celtic Christmas on Friday, December 15, at 8 p.m., in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the third floor of Monroe Hall, 6363 St. Charles Avenue. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the Loyola Institute for Ministry.

In December of 1990, Danny O’Flaherty teamed with Welsh harpist, Robin James Jones, to present the first Celtic Christmas show. The performance explored old Christmas favorites and songs of the Celtic Nations. It quickly became a holiday favorite at O’Flaherty’s Irish Channel Pub in New Orleans. Over the years, the program has evolved through cast member changes and in 1995, Janet Shea and Michael Cahill joined the cast.

The cast of A Celtic Christmas will once again celebrate the true Christmas spirit of the Celtic Nations of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Cornwall, Brittany, Galicia, and the Isle of Man. Come join cast members Danny O’Flaherty, Janet Shea, Michael Cahill, Misha Kachkachishvili, Joni Muggivan, Courtney Shea Cox, and Pete Dawson as you slip back in time and savor the yuletide season as it has been celebrated for centuries among the Celtic countries. The show will tell the tales of the charming and unique yuletide customs that evolved over the centuries in the nations of the Celts.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $9 students. For more information, contact Beth Eriksson at 248-408-5282.