Next Thursday, December 8th! Cathie Ryan’s The Winter’s Heart @iahcchicago #irishmusic

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Coming up next Thursday, December 8th! Salon Concerts Chicago presents Cathie Ryan’s The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas at the Irish American Heritage Center.

Acclaimed Irish singer Cathie Ryan and her award-winning band celebrate a traditional Irish American Christmas through music, featuring Ryan’s heart-stirring vocals and the virtuoso musicianship of Patsy O’Brien on guitar and vocals, Pat Mangan Music on fiddle and vocals and Kieran O’Hare on uilleann pipes, flute and whistles.

From ethereal hymns to exuberant jigs and reels, the concert honors Irish Christmas traditions including placing candles in windows, hunting for the wren on St. Stephen’s Day, Nollaig na mBan; (Women’s Christmas), and the rituals of the Winter Solstice.

The Performing Group from the Academy of Irish Music will open the concert.

The concert is Thursday, December 8 at 8pm in the Center’s Auditorium. Tickets are $25 for adults and children 18 and under are $10.

To purchase tickets, click below, call 773-282-7035, ext. 10 or purchase at the door.

The Winter’s Heart: An Irish American Christmas

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