A Christmas Celtic Sojourn returns for our 20th year!
The Zeiterion Theatre
The Hanover Theatre
4:30pm & 8:00pm
December 16, 17, 18
Cutler Majestic Theatre
December 20 - Jan 2
Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. Now celebrating two decades of holiday performances, the Christmas-time live version of the show draws on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly national radio program plus the excitement of a live show featuring the Celtic world’s best performers. The 2022 iteration of the show promises once again to be one of the chestnuts of the region’s Christmas offerings.
In 2022, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn will be both live on-stage and virtual for you to enjoy. Our goal is to be there for you again this holiday season. We will sing together our familiar songs, and as always, introduce new traditional material.
Live performances this year are limited, so tickets will be at a premium. We will open on December 10th at the Zeiterion in New Bedford followed by our only Worcester performance at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester on December 12th. We'll then head to the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport for two shows on December 13th and then we'll wrap up our live performances at our Boston home for many years - the Cutler Majestic Theatre with five performances December 16-18.
Our ever popular virtual edition will be a highly produced stream of our on-stage performance at the Cutler Majestic Theatre. This will allow you to bring us into your homes to share with friends and family, and not just the performances and warmth of music, song and story-telling, but the magnificence of the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston. Live virtual performances will be December 20-25 with on-demand streams available December 26 - January 2.
Welcome to A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Brian O’Donovan returns as host and producer. Also produced and directed by Jenna Worden with Music Direction by Seamus Egan and Maeve Gilchrist, and Dance Direction by Ashley Smith-Wallace. The Christmas Celtic Ensemble is still being assembled, but we are beyond excited.
The 2022 Christmas Celtic Cast
Brian O’Donovan - Host
Seamus Egan - Multi-Instrumentalist, and Co-Music Director
Maeve Gilchrist - Harpist, and Co-Music Director
Ashley Smith-Wallace - Dance Director, and Featured Dancer
Karan Casey - Vocalist
Lily Henley - Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle
Duncan Wickel - Guitar, Fiddle, Cello
Nadje Noordhuis - Trumpet
Chico Huff - Bass
Yann Falquet - Guitar
Owen Marshall - Bouzouki, Harmonium
Jenna Moynihan - Fiddle
Joey Abarta - Pipes
Joe Harrison - Featured Dancer