Union County PAC presents

An Irish Musical Christmas with GIRSA
Traditional Irish Music, Song, & Dance for the Holidays
Presented at Hamilton Stage

Genre: Alternative

Saturday • December 21, 2013 • 8:00 PM

$20 General Admission
$10 Student/Senior with ID.
Stu/Sen discount only available through the Box Office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS is celebrated in Ireland with hallowed folk customs and
lively music and dance — the Irish-American group Girsa brings it all
together for a delightful holiday show of Irish culture with a Yuletide
lilt.

Girsa (pronounced geer-sha) means “young girls” in Gaelic, and this
ensemble features six young ladies in their early 20s performing an
enchanting array of instruments — fiddle, tinwhistle, mandolin,
accordion, piano, bodhran, guitar — refreshed with a riveting blend
of vocals.

And, suddenly — someone always steps out and dances a jig and a
reel or two.

Catch a glimpse here:
 
 
Girsa was nurtured in the large Irish-American community of Pearl
River, New York. Band members took lessons and found musical
guidance from a number of standout Irish musicians including fiddler
Rose Flanagan, button accordionist Patty Furlong, fiddler Brian
Conway, mandolinist Frankie McCormick and flute and whistle player
Margie Mulvihill … all household names in the traditional music field.

From their debut a few years back at a Gaelic Athlethic Association
dinner in Yonkers, Girsa has become a top-touring act on the
national Irish and Celtic folk festival circuit. 

 
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“Girsa’s music is simply exquisite ... these young ladies have a
refreshing sound that shows a deep, abiding respect for the
tradition.” — Irish Echo

* More Girsa info, audio, video at girsamusic.com