The Irish Descendants Christmas

2024-12-05 20:00 2024-12-05 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: The Irish Descendants Christmas

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/36256

In-person event

Ho! Ho! Ho! ‘Tis the season! Get your festive spirit in gear with this Christmas show at the National Arts Centre. As The Irish Descendants’ song Hooray for Christmas says: “Well, the season is upon us now, scented candles, holly boughs, no time for cares we do avow, with Christmas coming on!” The Irish Descendants played a pivotal role in introducing traditional Newfoundland music to a broader Canadian audience during the early 1990s, sharing the stage with other iconic...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Thu, December 5, 2024
8 PM EST
Con O'Brien singing and playing guitar on stage
Con O'Brien
Terri Lynn Humber
Justin Hickey
Rowan Sherlock
Music Folk Holidays
Terri Lynn Humber
Justin Hickey
Rowan Sherlock
  • In-person event

Ho! Ho! Ho! ‘Tis the season! Get your festive spirit in gear with this Christmas show at the National Arts Centre. As The Irish Descendants’ song Hooray for Christmas says: “Well, the season is upon us now, scented candles, holly boughs, no time for cares we do avow, with Christmas coming on!

The Irish Descendants played a pivotal role in introducing traditional Newfoundland music to a broader Canadian audience during the early 1990s, sharing the stage with other iconic bands like Great Big Sea. Their authentic renditions of timeless tunes from the East Coast, blended with an Irish twist, have made them a cherished part of Canada’s folk music scene.

Their popularity soared to such heights that they were chosen as the official band for Newfoundland and Labrador’s 500th-anniversary celebrations, where they had the honour of performing for Her Majesty the Queen. This landmark event marked a turning point for the band.