BC Family Invited to Irish Celebration
Blue Mountain Performing Arts will present Tony Kenny’ Irish Celebration, Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bluefield High School Auditorium.

BC Family Invited to Irish Celebration

By Chris Shoemaker | October 13, 2017 | RSS

Blue Mountain Performing Arts will present Tony Kenny’ Irish Celebration, Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bluefield High School Auditorium.

Co-sponsored by Blue Mountain, the Bluefield High School Foundation, Bluefield College and WVVA-TV, the concert is open and free to BMPA season ticket holders and members of the Bluefield College family. Individual tickets for non-BC and non-Blue Mountain members are $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration features Tony Kenny, Victoria Kenny, Seamus Kennedy, the Dublin Trinity Band, and the Dublin City Dancers. Tony Kenny is one of Ireland’s most beloved artists, having entertained millions of people in Ireland and across the United States in numerous coast-to-coast tours. He has sung in countless musical productions, including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “Jesus Christ Superstar.” He has also starred in the world famous “Jury’s Irish Cabaret” for more than 20 years with Hal Roach, Ireland’s “Legendary King of Blarney.”

Victoria Kenny was literally born into show business as the daughter of Tony Kenny and his wife, Joan, a legendary Irish dancer, and the granddaughter of Irish stage performer and instructor Billie Barry. Beginning her career at age 15 in a theatrical production of “A Christmas Carol,” Victoria has been on stage ever since, performing originally with both her parents, later on solo tours and in successful recordings, and now back with her dad in Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration.

Seamus Kennedy is a 37-year veteran of the Irish/Celtic circuit with a thorough knowledge of Celtic songs. With an endless supply of jokes, stories and one-liners, he leaves his audience breathless with laughter. Also equipped with a serious side, Kennedy reaches the soul of his audiences with the somber ballads of Ireland.

The Dublin Trinity Band, featuring Eimear Reilly and Ciaran Mitchell, performs traditional Irish music. From entertaining on O’Connell Street to playing at the National Concert Hall, the group is one of Ireland’s best folk bands. Reilly is a three-time Ulster Fiddle Champion and has played all over the world with Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance.” Mitchell, a multi-instrumentalist and singer, is proficient in the full spectrum of musical styles, from jazz and blues to rock and pop, and is one of the most sought after musicians in Ireland.

Added into this stellar mix of Irish artists are the Dublin City Dancers, who have traveled the world performing the native dances of Ireland. The dancing athletes have performed in such companies as “Riverdance,” “Lord of the Dance,” “Dance of Desire,” and “Battle of the Dance.”

The Blue Mountain Performing Arts Series is designed to foster and encourage public appreciation of music, the teaching of music, and the history of music. Through the support of donors and paying members and in an effort to support its mission, Blue Mountain brings a wide variety of quality musical programs to the community through its yearlong Concert Series.

Annual membership with Blue Mountain, which includes admission to all BMPA shows at a significant cost savings, is $40 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, and $15 for students. Family packages, including two adults and all children living within the home, are $85. Individual tickets to Blue Mountain events are $15 to $20 for adults and $10 for students. All concerts are general admission with no reserved seats. Box office and doors open one hour before show time.

In addition to Blue Mountain concerts, BMPA membership also provides admission to events that are part of Bluefield College’s Performing Arts Series and concerts scheduled by the Beckley Concert Association. To purchase annual memberships or individual tickets, or for more information about the October 26 concert, visit bluemountainperformingarts.com, call 304-324-3234, or e-mail .

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Chris Shoemaker, Assistant Professor of Communication