Newport Season of the Arts will present “Celtic Night,” an evening of Irish music featuring world-renowned uilleann piper Eliot Grasso, guitarist Dan Carollo, and fiddle player Susan Burke. The evening also will feature lively Irish step-dance performances by the Tara Academy of Irish Dance.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24.
“Newport Season of the Arts strives to bring a wide range of family-oriented arts activities to the Eastside,” said event organizer and Pastor Tom Frodsham. “This event is an outstanding example of that, with an international flavor and performances everyone can enjoy.”
Each performer has their own Celtic music specialty. Grasso (www.eliotgrasso.com) is considered one of the finest uilleann pipers in the history of Irish music in America. Carollo (www.celtograss.com) is an acoustic finger-style guitarist who performs a blend of contemporary and traditional Irish/American tunes (primarily in DADGAD tuning). Burke (http://susanburkemusic.com) has developed a repertoire of traditional music after three decades’ immersion in Cape Breton and other Celtic musical styles.
The Tara Academy of Irish Dance (http://www.taraacademy.com) was founded in 1994, and in 2003 Tara Academy, together with the Baile Glas Irish Dancers, cofounded the Emerald City Feis, held every year in April.
Newport Season of the Arts is a creative arts ministry program presented by Newport Covenant Church. It offers a 10-month season that encompasses a program of theatrical works, new music, jazz, classical music, musical theater, children’s theater, and more. This program is designed to encourage community involvement.
The show is appropriate for the entire family and the public is invited to attend this taste of Irish culture on the Eastside. The performance is offered at no charge and there will be festival seating. A pay-as-you-may passing of the hat will help to support programming.
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/793050837403347/ or contact Pastor Tom Frodsham at 425.747.0515, ext. 104.
The church is located at 12800 S.E. Coal Creek Parkway, Bellevue.