Lovers of Celtic music are in for a special treat when ‘Women of Ireland’ takes to the stage at the McPherson Opera House on Thursday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – at 7:30 p.m. “Women of Ireland” comprises a 20-member touring company made up of the best female performers within the Irish musical tradition performing alongside other world class musicians, singers and dancers. The full scale stage production produced in Ireland has been described as “mesmerizing” by the Irish Examiner and the talent of the cast as “superhuman at times…gripping” by the Sarasota Herald Tribune. “Women of Ireland” is also the only Irish and Celtic show in the world which incorporates an aerial artist. The daring and often awe-inspiring feats of the aerialist are woven into the beautiful strains of the shows Celtic music and provide a unique aspect within this genre.
The Creative Team behind the show have between them entertained three Irish Presidents, three US Presidents, the President of China, Queen of England and Prince Albert of Monaco amongst a host of other dignitaries and in addition have worked with international artists such as One Direction, Van Morrison, Ronnie Wood, Michael Bublé, and many others. They have also worked on events at the White House, the US Capitol Building, the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Centre, Radio City Music Hall, and at a variety of venues outside of North America including Beijing and Sydney Opera Houses. The common theme inherent in all performances is the presentation of the most revered qualities of Ireland’s ethnic music which transports from the Irish fireside to the international concert hall platform. Special significance is placed on depicting the pure qualities of Irish music in a contemporary setting while including well known popular songs which will be given a stirring celtic treatment. Alongside beautiful vocal numbers are pulsating and emotive instrumental tracks, capped off with graceful female dancers and four-time world champion and long time lead dancer with Riverdance, Anthony Fallo, who is the show’s Special Guest. The McPherson Opera House is excited to present this spectacular show – especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Tickets are $38, $33, $28, students $10, and can be purchased online at mcphersonoperahouse.org, by calling (620) 241-1952, or by dropping by the box office located at 219 S. Main Street.