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Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration

  • Trinity Cathedral 81 North 2nd Street San Jose, CA, 95113 United States (map)

Winterdance Celtic Christmas Celebration
featuring Molly's Revenge, Christa Burch,
and The Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers

Friday, December 9, 7:00PM
Trinity Cathedral, 81 North Second Street, San Jose
$20 in advance, $24 at the door

With the holiday season underway, the Annual Winterdance Tour is on, and to raise funds for their scholarship program, the San José - Dublin Sister City Program again offers a fourth year at Trinity Cathedral.

Molly's Revenge, starring David Brewer, John Weed, and Stu Mason with stunning vocalist Christa Burch of the Syncopaths, and the award winning Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers will present an evening of music, song and dance associated with the festive season. The performance will include Christmas songs both old and new, all played with a Celtic twist, and something new for our regulars.

Molly's Revenge, whose lineup includes bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, guitar, mandola, and bodhran, have toured the world with their unique and infectious on-stage enthusiasm. Their arrangements of traditional jigs and reels bring these dance tunes up to date with a driving, hard-edged accent that always leaves audiences shouting for more.

Guest vocalist Christa Burch possesses a singular voice: warm, supple, expressive, intimate, and instantly recognizable. Part of a vibrant new generation of American folk singers, Christa deftly marries intuitive musicianship and storytelling through song, and to balance the gentle beauty of Christa's songs, the Rosemary Turco Irish Dancers bring a percussive, joyful, and colorful exuberance to the stage.

California-based Molly's Revenge has toured since 2000 as a four and five-piece acoustic band, releasing eleven CDs along the way, and last year Molly's Revenge and Christa Burch recorded a collection of Celtic Christmas and winter-themed music at a remote windswept retreat in the redwoods of the Mendocino coast. This beautiful Winterdance holiday album will be available at the shows.

As always, this 11th Annual Celtic Christmas Celebration will capture the traditional spirit of the season and warm the hearts of all who attend.