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Dec8
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Music & Comedy

Apollo’s Fire: WASSAIL! An Irish-Appalachian Christmas


Christmas night in Ireland, 1849: Families and friends gather for singing, storytelling, plenty of wassail, and tearful farewells – as many of them prepare to depart for America the next day.

This heartwarming program from Jeannette Sorrell follows the hopes and fears of the Irish who bravely crossed the Atlantic, bringing their music with them. Irish singer Fiona Gillespie joins with fiddlers, medieval harp, hammered dulcimer, and bagpipes in this communal celebration of the American immigrant experience – welcoming Christmas with LOVE, SINGING, DANCING and PRAYER.

The company of 14 artists includes:

Fiona Gillespie, Irish singer
The Fiddlers Three: Susanna Perry Gilmore, Emi Tanabe, Caitlin Hedge
Tina Bergmann, hammered dulcimer
Anna O’Connell, soprano & Celtic harp
Ian Crane, bagpipes
Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord


Dec8
  • This event has passed.
Music & Comedy

Apollo’s Fire: WASSAIL! An Irish-Appalachian Christmas


Christmas night in Ireland, 1849: Families and friends gather for singing, storytelling, plenty of wassail, and tearful farewells – as many of them prepare to depart for America the next day.

This heartwarming program from Jeannette Sorrell follows the hopes and fears of the Irish who bravely crossed the Atlantic, bringing their music with them. Irish singer Fiona Gillespie joins with fiddlers, medieval harp, hammered dulcimer, and bagpipes in this communal celebration of the American immigrant experience – welcoming Christmas with LOVE, SINGING, DANCING and PRAYER.

The company of 14 artists includes:

Fiona Gillespie, Irish singer
The Fiddlers Three: Susanna Perry Gilmore, Emi Tanabe, Caitlin Hedge
Tina Bergmann, hammered dulcimer
Anna O’Connell, soprano & Celtic harp
Ian Crane, bagpipes
Jeannette Sorrell, harpsichord


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