Tomaseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas"

Every Christmas for the past 20 years, William Coulter (lecturer in guitar and UCSC alumnus) has performed with and acted as Music Director for Tomáseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas.” Featuring Irish music, dance, song, and storytelling, "A Celtic Christmas” has packed concert halls across the U.S., bringing an authentic remembrance of a way of life that is, alas, no longer with us. 

The show brings an unforgettable staging of a December night in a remote Irish farmhouse in the 1940s or 50s—in the days before the motor car, the television, and the telephone. The spirit of Christmas dances to life when neighbors gather at each others' homes to grace the wintry night with traditional Irish Christmas carols. They raise the rafters with the joy of their music, knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances, and, most of all, fill the night with the laughter of their stories. 

Tomáseen Foley’s "A Celtic Christmas" brings a wholesome, cultural, family feast direct from the rich table of communal life in the west of Ireland. Featuring William Coulter (guitar and music direction), Tomáseen Foley (native Irish storyteller), Brian Bigley (uilleann pipes, Irish flute, dance), Eimear Arkins (fiddle and Irish song), Bríd O’Donnell (accordion), Alyssa Reichert and Marcus Donnelley (Irish dance).

Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay Area. 

$25 Adult - Advance Price (Door Price $30)
$13 Child - Advance Price (Door Child $15)
$13 Student - Advance Price (Door Student $15)

Parking $5.

Doors open at 7:00pm.

Wednesday, December 19 at 7:30pm

Music Center Recital Hall
400 McHenry Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Concerts & Performances

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture

Arts Division, Music Department
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