The BRIDGER FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY presents CELTIC NIGHT 2013, featuring Leaping Lulu & Inishfre Irish Dance.
The event will take place on March 15 & 16, 2013, at 7.30pm and will be held at the Ellen Eccles Theate in Logan, Utah.
This St. Patrick’s Day celebration will feature Inishfre Irish Dance and Leaping Lulu playing an engaging mix of Celtic reels and jigs, Irish ballads sung by the band’s great tenor Kent Braddy, and impeccable Irish dancing. Proceeds from the two Celtic Night 2013 shows will benefit Cache Humane Society and Four-Paws Rescue.
Inishfre Irish Dance has performed in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming since 2005. Inishfre Irish Dance has fifteen dancers ranging in age from 16 to 50 with diverse dancing experience, but all sharing a passion for Irish dance and the music that inspires. Founding Director Julie Zufelt comes from a background in ballet and piano and became fascinated with Irish step dancing after experiencing Riverdance. Zufelt’s original choreography is set to music that combines traditional folk tunes with driving rhythms and traditional and new-age instrumentation that culminate in extraordinary high-energy entertainment.
Leaping Lulu is a neo-traditional Irish folk band based in Logan, Utah, featuring Sara Gunnell on violin, Liz Fallis on flute and piccolo, Don Anderson on guitar and cittern, and Kent Braddy on vocals, bodhran and cajon. Leaping Lulu adopted its name from a jig composed by Greg Boardman. In addition to their solo concerts and collaborations with Inishfre Irish Dance, Leaping Lulu is highly regarded for their Contra Dance music. Leaping Lulu has recorded four albums, The Walk Home, High Road Low Road, The Moving Cloud, and Into The West. Highlights from past engagements include performances at the Salt Lake Arts Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Celtic Stew Irish Music Festival, Thanksgiving Point Highland Games, Malad Welsh Festival, Logan Summerfest, Utah Irish Music Festival, and broadcasts on KRCL-FM, KUSU, and NPR’s "The Folk Sampler."
Tickets for Celtic Night 2013 are available at the Ellen Eccles Theater box office, 43 South Main, Logan, Utah 435/752-0026 or online at www.centerforthearts.us. Reserved seating prices are $12 to $19. Additional support for Celtic Night 2013 is provided by Utah Public Radio, Import Auto, and the Cache County RAPZ fund. For more information, www.bridgerfolk.org and www.leapinglulu.com.