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IRELAND WITH MICHAEL: A STUNNING NEW VIRTUAL CONCERT DIRECT FROM IRELAND

 Céad Míle Fáilte (“a hundred thousand welcomes”) direct from Ireland! Ireland With Michael – A Virtual Concert is coming to Stephens Auditorium fans on Wednesday, March 17 at 7pm as a video on demand performance. Virtual tickets are available on https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/46011 and the link will be good through Friday, March 19 at 7pm. Purchasing the video on demand ticket from this link directly supports Stephens Auditorium.

Ireland With Michael – A Virtual Concert is a celebration of Irish culture and music for the Irish American Heritage Month of March. Michael shares his own connection to songs and stories of his home county, his love of traditional music with the gorgeous 10-piece Harpist group Cláirsí Neamhaí with local fiddlers, pipers playing jigs and reels that are perfect to celebrate Irish heritage.

“Our audiences enjoyed a Virtual Celtic Christmas with Michael in December,” said Tammy Koolbeck, Stephens Auditorium Executive Director. “We were thrilled when we had the opportunity to offer another virtual show for St. Patrick’s Day that benefits Stephens Auditorium.”

The core of the show is direct from the National Opera House of Ireland.  A perfect addition to St. Patrick’s celebrations, featuring the ethereal voice of top Irish tenor Michael Londra, backed by the Irish Concert Orchestra, two nationally acclaimed choirs (Valda Choir and The Presentation Children’s Choir), and top-class guest singers and musicians from the island of Ireland.

Michael goes out into his county to meet acclaimed performers from the country’s leading piper Mark Redmond, to ballad singer Roger Maguire who sings those singalong Irish pub ballads and MACA the latest traditional all woman supergroup who sing and play every traditional instrument you can count. We also meet the Shamrock Tenors, a group of guys from Belfast who will sing to you from Ulster Hall.

As host of Ireland with Michael, the new travel and music series coming to Public Television in spring 2021 and author of a travel book by the same name, the Emmy® nominated Irish tenor is an expert on all things Celtic. He invites the audience not only to his live show but also to scenes in his home country with guest singers, Irish dancers and storytellers throughout the show, filmed in local castles and pubs

For more information, please visit www.center.iastate.edu/events/irelandwithmichael. To learn more about Michael or his tours of Ireland, visit www.IrelandwithMichael.com.

Ticket Information 

Video on demand tickets are available starting at $25:

-Family ticket: $25
-Family ticket plus signed souvenir: $35
-Family ticket plus signed souvenir plus Zoom call with Michael: $50

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/46011. 

About Stephens Auditorium 

Stephens Auditorium, a 2,602-seat hall managed by VenuWorks, hosts a dazzling array of international performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts.

About VenuWorks 

VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events. www.venuworks.com

CONTACT:
Tammy Koolbeck, Stephens Auditorium, (515) 294-8809, tkool@iastate.edu
Sydney Upah, Stephens Auditorium, (515) 294-2509, saupah@iastate.edu

Submitted by Stephens Auditorium

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