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Celtic Afternoon of Song with Aideen O'Donnell at Bickford

Aideen O'Donnell
Aideen O'Donnell

The Bickford Theatre will host a performance by internationally acclaimed harpist and singer Aideen O’Donnell. A Celtic Afternoon of Song on Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 pm.

Sunday’s performance will include a repertoire of traditional Irish love songs, folk tales and contemporary originals. Robert Legacy, accompanist of the North Jersey Chorus and Director of the Tenafly United Methodist Church, Olivia Konteatis, Soprano with the Festival Youth Chorus at Carnegie Hall, and Peter Smith of the School of Irish Dance, will be featured guests. Come see what the Irish American Historical Society of New York has dubbed a “superlative, enchanting experience.”

Aideen O’Donnell studied at the Sion Hill School with renowned harpist Mairin Ni. She received operatic voice training at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. O’Donnell obtained her BA in Music from the College of St. Elizabeth and studied with the concert harpist Leone Paulson, a Julliard graduate and student of Carlos Salzedo.

O’Donnell has performed extensively in the United States with renowned Irish tenors Frank Patterson, John McNally and Anthony Kearns; Irish comedian Hal Roach; entertainers James Galway, Andy Cooney and Dermot O’Brien, and with the Paulson Harp Ensemble. Her many appearances include Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Penthouse in New York, Jury’s Cabaret, Killiney Castle Cabaret and the Helix DCU in Dublin and at events honoring Irish Prime Ministers John Bruton and Bertie Ahern in New York.

Tickets are $30 for Members; $35 for Non-members; $28 for groups (10 or more); and $20 for students. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Bickford Theatre is an integral part of the Morris Museum, located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box Office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday, through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase, and Blues at the Bickford. The theatre is a Senior Member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for-profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors' Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.

Celebrating 100 years, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities. The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards. The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums.

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm.

In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members and is free to the public every second and third Thursday of the month between 4:00 and 8:00pm. For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit

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