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Georgia Southern Welcomes Celtic Musicians Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy to the PAC

leahy2The Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center (PAC) is pleased to welcome Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy to the PAC Stage, 847 Plant Drive, as they present their Celtic musical talent in “Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond: A Celtic Family Celebration” on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.

“We’re most excited about this show because it’s a great way to bring together the Irish community in the local area, especially during this time of year when St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and everyone is paying respect to their cultural heritage,” said Stacie McDaniel, house manager and administrative coordinator of the PAC. “But it’s not just about celebrating the remarkably rich Celtic traditions, but also about bringing something new to this type of dance and music and introducing a whole new generation to the magic of it.”

The husband-and-wife duo has received both industry acclaim and a loyal fan following by combining their individual talents, giving audiences a remarkable musical experience each and every night. MacMaster has been called “the most dynamic performer in Celtic music today,” by The Boston Herald, and in this performance she joins Leahy of the iconic Leahy Family band. For the first time on stage, they’ll feature their children alongside dancers and singers from the traditions of their hometowns of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Lakefield, Ontario.leahy3

The evening will highlight the unique talents, influences, and stories of the first family of traditional fiddlers through dancing, singing, and, of course, world-class music-making. Audiences can expect endearing stories of the character and characters of the island, helping them to understand the land, lives and loves that have shaped the two musical families into one.

Tickets are $10 for Georgia Southern students, $22 for faculty and staff and $25 for all other patrons. To purchase tickets, contact the PAC Box Office at (912) 478-7999 or visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu/pac.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers 125 degree programs serving more than 20,500 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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