Celtic Woman bringing Irish culture to Lima stage


By Tara Jones - tjones@limanews.com



Celtic Woman will take the stage tonight at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.

Celtic Woman will take the stage tonight at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.


Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

The show features contemporary and classic offerings from Irish culture.

The show features contemporary and classic offerings from Irish culture.


Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

The group is made up of Irish vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, Megan Walsh and Tara McNeill, also a violinist.


Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Celtic Woman

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima

TICKETS: $39-119 at www.limaciviccenter.com or 419-224-1552

LIMA — Celtic Woman will bring its newest music to Veterans Memorial Civic Center this weekend as part of their Ancient Land world tour.

Civic Center Chief Executive Officer Abe Ambroza said this will be a performance for both those who love the Celtic Woman and those who may be first-timers to the group’s show.

“They have 18 brand new songs part of the album part of this tour. There’s a lot of fans out there that have seen them perform, but they will see songs they’ve never seen,” he explained.

The group is made up of Irish vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, Megan Walsh and Tara McNeill, also a violinist. Since forming in 2005, they have performed in 23 countries across six continents, combining for over four million ticket sales.

Irish culture will also be sprinkled in throughout the vocal performance, including Irish dances, bagpipers and traditional Celtic instruments.

The Ancient Land Tour combines those traditional Irish music nods with the group’s new songs to give an all-encompassing look at Irish culture.

“There will be classic songs that they have made more contemporary as well,” Ambroza said. “It’s a really fun night, full of incredibly talented people and a very unique experience.”

But, Ambroza said you do not have to be Irish to enjoy this performance.

“There’s a history and tradition that comes with the Celtic style of performance that anyone can enjoy,” he explained. “The Irish day festival and parade demonstrate a strong Irish heritage here in Lima, Ohio, and even if you’re not Irish there’s a talent that transcends all of that that anyone can enjoy the show.”

Celtic Woman will take the stage tonight at Veterans Memorial Civic Center.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/04/web1_P11401671.jpgCeltic Woman will take the stage tonight at Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center
The show features contemporary and classic offerings from Irish culture.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/04/web1_P11400941.jpgThe show features contemporary and classic offerings from Irish culture. Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center
The group is made up of Irish vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, Megan Walsh and Tara McNeill, also a violinist.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2019/04/web1_CelticWoman4.jpgThe group is made up of Irish vocalists Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, Megan Walsh and Tara McNeill, also a violinist. Courtesy of Veterans Memorial Civic Center

By Tara Jones

tjones@limanews.com

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Celtic Woman

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. today

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima

TICKETS: $39-119 at www.limaciviccenter.com or 419-224-1552

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

Reach Tara Jones at 567-242-0511.

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