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Brian O'Donovan
Brian O'Donovan
Hannah Rarity
Hannah Rarity (vocalist)
Harney Dancers

Harney Academy of Irish Dance
Harney Academy of Irish Dance
Seamus Egan
Seamus Egan (banjo)



5 Venues | 15 Shows

December 12-23, 2018

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan sparkles with masterful music, spellbinding stories and dazzling dancing. It evokes emotions of Christmas memories that stretch back generations. It inspires audiences throughout New England to embrace tradition, spirituality and community.

Now in its 16th year, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn returns to New England from December 12 through 23 at multiple venues around the region, including Boston, Rockport, Worcester, New Bedford and Providence.

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn is built around a splendid cast of performers capable of powerful expressions of love, beauty, sorrow and joy.

Music director Seamus Egan and assistant music director Maeve Gilchrist lead a cast of virtuosic musicians including Natalie Haas (cello), Ben Whittman (percussion) and Chico Huff (bass), and Owen Marshall (Guitar/ Bouzouki/ Harmonium). Making their debut on this year's program is Concertina player extraordinaire Brenda Castles from Co. Meath and the outstanding folk string quartet The Fretless from Canada. Acclaimed Scottish vocalist Hannah Rarity is joined by Windborne's four-part harmonies, and combined with those of host Brian O'Donovan, his wife Lindsay, and Maeve Gilchrist.

Dance director Kevin Doyle is joined by the Harney Academy of Irish Dance with more dancers to be announced soon. Artistically directed by Paula Plum for the sixteenth straight year, this year promises to be one of the most spectacular shows to date!

Boston Irish Tourism Association is delighted to offer two chances to enter to win a pair of free tickets to the following shows: Tuesday, December 18, The Hanover Theatre, Worcester at 7:30 pm and Friday, December 21, the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, Boston, also at 7:30 pm.

If this show is part of your Holiday tradition and you don't want to miss out, we highly recommend securing your tickets now to ensure your seats at one of New England’s most cherished holiday traditions.

Winners will be announced two days before each show: December 16 for the Worcester show and December 19 for the Boston show. Please check back to see if you are the lucky winner.

See below to view the entire schedule and to purchase tix


Live images from A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Photo Credit: Vic Dvorak

A Celtic Sojourn SingersMaeve Gilchrist

Harney Academy Dancers

Shalin Liu Performance Center
Rockport, MA

Wednesday, Dec. 12: 4pm and 8pm

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Cutler Majestic Theatre
at Emerson College

Friday, Dec. 14: 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 15: 3pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 16: 1pm and 5pm

* Friday, Dec. 21: 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 22: 3pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 23: 1pm and 5pm
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Hanover Theatre
Worcester, MA

Tuesday, Dec. 18: 7:30pm
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The Zeiterion Theatre
New Bedford, MA

Wednesday, Dec. 19: 7:30pm

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Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Providence, RI

Thursday, Dec. 20: 7:30pm

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