By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, February 13 2014 @ 03:48 PM EST
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey presents Gallagher: The Last Smash Friday, March 7th at 8PM. Be sure to reserve tickets to this farewell tour at www.ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC’s Box Office at 201.227.1030.
Drawn from the history and folklore of Ireland and her Celtic cousins, Celtic Nights will bring the audience on a journey of a people leaving and arriving , their lives spent in a world of ships, trains and planes, coaches and horses, on foot; coming and going, saving for fares, writing of where they were, comparing what they had with what they might have elsewhere, visiting others, always moving on the surface of a foreign land, meeting, conversing, comparing --- searching for a place better than Ireland or half as good.
The show Celtic Nights will bring us on this journey every eight minutes to a different place, filling us with laughter, sadness, melancholy, a sense of who we are and who our children will grow up to be, passing the mantle of the legacy of their forefathers through music, song, dance and storytelling with pride and passion..
Within each eight minutes, Celtic Nights will capture the essence of a great people from a small Island and their journey of hope and desire.
Beautiful imagery and costumes will enhance the experience.
Songs will be sung with the audience of the night becoming a part of the story on stage. Dances will be danced and music will be played to leave a memorable evening of total entertainment for all who have come to be a part of Celtic Nights. Songs they will have heard maybe in childhood or in a pub, with a chorus for all at a gathering as we say in Ireland, where even those who can’t sing will want to join in.
The cast of three male vocalists with three beautiful female singers, alongside six of Ireland’s most talented and coveted international dancers and two fine musicians will leave the theatre ringing to the sounds of Celtic Music old and new.
Celtic Nights, a two hour showcase, not only of the rich heritage of the island and its culture will bring us to that place that many emigrants now call home, the United States of America where people from all lands have been welcomed through Ellis Island and the now adjoining Airports of New York City and beyond.
The influence of the old music on what became American sounds - whether it be Bluegrass, Appalachian, Country and Western or the great songs and ballads from Shenandoah to the songs of The American Civil War - will be a part of the Celtic Nights experience.
Thursday, March 13th 2014 at 8PM
$99, $79, $49, & $39
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com or www.bergenpac.org or Box Office (201) 227 1030