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Golden Link presents an evening of holiday music with Rochester’s Christmas Céilidh Band

David Townsend | Published on 11/27/2021

P.O. Box 92398

Rochester, NY 14692

www.goldenlink.org

 

 

Media contact (not for publication): Dave Townsend, (585) 467-8690

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 24, 2021

 

Golden Link presents an evening of holiday music with Rochester’s Christmas Céilidh Band

 

Rochester, NY – Céilidh (pronounced “KAY-ley”) is the Gaelic word for a social gathering where traditional music, dancing, and storytelling abound. Rochester’s Christmas Céilidh Band has been delighting holiday audiences with their varied program of traditional and contemporary Celtic music and song since 2001. They will perform a concert for the Golden Link Folk Singing Society on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 7:30 pm at the Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield.

 

Featuring Kevin Angus, Ben Ford, Pat Carey, Cathy McGrath, and Paul Gluchowski, the Christmas Céilidh Band creates an exciting energy, unique sound, and lively performance. Their combination of smallpipes, Irish flute, whistles, bagpipes, guitar, mandolin, Celtic bouzouki, cittern, cello, fiddle, percussion, and multi-voice harmonies creates an energetic, jovial, and festive atmosphere fitting for the holiday season.

 

This year’s program features a variety of carols, wassails, and instrumental tunes from the Celtic traditions of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Canada, Cornwall, and Australia with themes centered around Christmas, the late autumn harvest, winter solstice, Hogmanay (a pagan Celtic celebration), and New Year’s. Audience participation is an integral factor of CCB’s performance as many of the pieces are traditional communal or storytelling songs.

 

Tickets: $20; Golden Link members: $15, Students: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5.

Tickets are available in advance only at www.goldenlink.org.

 

* Important Concert Changes Due to the COVID pandemic:

 

NO ticket sales at the gate!  Tickets must be purchased in advance on our website only

• All attendees must provide Proof of Vaccination at the gate, along with a Photo ID

• Masks are required while in the building

• Due to vaccine age limits, children under 5 cannot attend

• Attendance will be limited to 200 paid tickets

• No food or drink will be provided except for bottled water

 

See below for a calendar listing of this and other upcoming concerts.

 

Photos of the performers are available at:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1g33uBewXGIUBG3j9oCPGjpEUZc8j82fG?usp=sharing

 

Phone or email interviews with the performer(s) can be arranged.

 

Founded in 1971, the Golden Link Folk Singing Society is dedicated to presenting, promoting, and preserving folk music in the Rochester area. Golden Link is a volunteer-operated and member-supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit arts, cultural, and educational organization.

 

CALENDAR LISTINGS

 

The Christmas Céilidh Band

Saturday, December 11, 2021; 7:30 pm

Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield NY 14526

 

Céilidh (pronounced “KAY-ley”) is the Gaelic word for a social gathering where traditional music, dancing, and storytelling abound. Rochester’s Christmas Céilidh Band has been delighting holiday audiences with their varied program of traditional and contemporary Celtic music and song since 2001. Featuring Kevin Angus, Ben Ford, Pat Carey, Cathy McGrath, and Paul Gluchowski.

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance and masks are required while in the building. Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door.

 

Tickets: $20; Golden Link members: $15, Students: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5.

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.

 

Mike Powell

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 7:30 pm

Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Avenue, Penfield NY 14526

 

New to the Golden Link stage, Cazenovia-based singer/songwriter Mike Powell is a natural-born storyteller with a stage presence that can best be described as “real.” His songs are filled with powerful imagery and thought-provoking themes, seamlessly weaving hilarious tales of everyday life with heartbreaking songs of tragedy, loss, and blue-collar hardship.

 

Proof of vaccination is required for everyone in attendance and masks are required while in the building. Please note that tickets for upcoming concerts will only be sold online, in advance, no tickets available at the door.

 

Tickets: $20; Golden Link members: $15, Students: $10, Children ages 5-12: $5.

For more information and tickets to concerts, visit www.goldenlink.org.