IRELAND’S TOP ARTISTS HEADLINING ALL-NEW SHOW
The Providence Performing Arts Center
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Renowned conductor Frank McNamara producing family show featuring
Irish tenor Derek Moloney, soprano Deirdre Shannon and fiddler Cora Smyth
Producer Frank McNamara will lead an all-star contingent of Ireland’s most celebrated soloists backed by a full orchestra and chorus when “If You’re Irish …” appears for one night only – Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m., at The Providence Performing Arts Center.
Tickets for this inspirational import, direct from the Emerald Isle, are on sale now through the PPAC box office, by calling (401) 421-ARTS (2757) or online at www.ppacri.org.
Tickets are $28.50, $38.50 and $48.50. For group sales information, call (401) 574-3162.
The Providence Performing Arts Center is located at 220 Weybosset Street. “If You’re Irish…” is a famous tune by The Irish Rovers.
Mr. McNamara, who gained renown for his work with both The Irish Tenors and The American Tenors, has crafted the ultimate evening of Irish music consisting of fiery dance tunes and rousing ballads complemented by a full orchestra and chorus and three of Ireland’s sensational soloists.
McNamara is credited with giving the Irish Tenors “their sound” while overseeing their first five albums.
Derek Moloney has been on a meteoric rise since being discovered in a 2002 “Search for a Tenor” competition. Since winning that event he has recorded two number one singles, giving Derek the distinction of being the first person ever to have two number ones on the Irish charts in such a short time as an independent artist.
Stunning Irish soprano Deirdre Shannon is one of the brightest new talents to emerge on the classical crossover music scene. This versatile singer, classically trained in Ireland at Dublin’s College of Music, has starred with Celtic Woman and Lord of the Dance.
Dynamic Irish fiddler Cora Smyth was chosen to be one of the original violinists in Lord of the Dance. She also has performed in Celtic Tiger.