Celtic Band Leahy to Appear at Hylton Performing Arts Center

Posted: November 21, 2011 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: November 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Leahy. Photo courtesy of Leahy Music

The Hylton Performing Arts Center will welcome back the Celtic family band Leahy, presenting its Christmas concert, “A Leahy Family Christmas,” on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m.

Leahy is a Canadian powerhouse of eight musical brothers and sisters who grew up playing music on the family farm in Lakefield, Ontario, exploring their Irish-Scottish roots while perfecting their musical talents. Over the years, they have captured the hearts and minds of countless fans with their engaging fiddle-driven music, incredible step-dancing and enchanting vocals.

“A Leahy Family Christmas” will include a blend of traditional Celtic melodies, the ensemble’s own signature hits and cherished Christmas carols from North America and the British Isles, interspersed with seasonal stories. In addition, the Leahy children often join the ensemble on stage to sing and dance, as if the family were enjoying a gathering in their Canadian home.

Tickets are $32, $40 and $48; tickets for youth through grade 12 are half price when the child is accompanied by an adult. Visit the box office, charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit hyltoncenter.org.

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