CLOVER — Celtic Crossroads, an explosion of youthful energy that has been acclaimed as “the most exhilarating and authentic show to come from Ireland in decades” rolls into Clover this month.
The group will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Clover School District Auditorium. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now.
Practicing traditional Irish arts was outlawed in the group’s homeland less than 100 years ago and unlawful gatherings at the crossroads were tinged with danger. Nothing was written down, and Irish music was kept secretively in the hearts of its people.
The cast of Celtic Crossroads — all sons and daughters of musicians steeped in the tradition of these handed down tunes — play with the relish of freedom, in tribute to their relatives and their country.
“The Celtic Crossroads stage production is far more than just musicians playing tunes in the background,” explained one of the performers, Michael McClintock, in a recent interview.
“Everyone, from the musicians, dancers, directors and technicians all have the fire of the show within them which ignites into a cataclysmic performance every single night,” he said.
“We make audience members laugh, cry, and everything in between,” McClintock said. “Each concert is so unique, and we relish the audience interaction when we run on stage!”
For details, call the auditorium at 803-222-8018.