10 Feb 2018 Dublin Irish Dance to perform Feb. 17 in UCA’s Reynolds
By John Anderson and Megan Bailey
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
Irish culture will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Saturday, Feb. 17, when the Dublin Irish Dance show comes to Reynolds Performance Hall.
The performance is set for 7:30 p.m.
Dublin Irish Dance is a troupe of world-champion Irish step dancers who perform with an eight-member traditional Irish band and vocalist.
The members have performed throughout the world with “Riverdance,” Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance” and “Celtic Women.”
The gala celebration of Irish music and dance will engage the audience with tales of Celtic culture and feature traditional melodies played on the fiddle, bodhrán, accordion, guitar and other instruments.
“These are the tip-top of Irish dancers in the world,” said Reynolds Director of Marketing and Finance Julia Dossett Morgan.
Dossett Morgan said the show will tell through music and dance the story of the large wave of Irish immigration to America, and the effect they had on American music.
“Even though the dance and music will be enough on its own, it will be nice to have a story rolling through the evening,” she said. “You get to see two specific art forms and the way they complement each other beautifully.”
Tickets range from $30-$40 for the general public and $10 for children. UCA student tickets are free with valid student I.D. Call UCA Ticket Central at 501.450.3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or toll-free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1.866.810.0012 or visit uca.edu/reynolds.
For additional information, contact Dossett Morgan at 501.852.7889 or [email protected].