On the Ulmer Stage

The Irish Descendants

Music Concert
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm

 

Presented by

Crabby Productions

All Seats: $35.00
Tickets on sale: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Since their formation in 1990, The Irish Descendants have garnered a loyal fan base in their native Canada, and captured the attention of an ever-growing international audience.  The band’s award winning recordings range from lilting ballads to toe-tapping reels, and their high-energy, humorous live performances have made them a popular attraction at home and abroad.  To date, the band has sold half a million albums.

Having toured extensively throughout North America, including headlining Celtic Festivals in Chicago, Boston and Cleveland, The Irish Descendants have performed at such prestigious venues as The Smithsonian in Washington D.C., and have played with many of the nation’s best symphony orchestras.  They appeared on stage at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto in the theatrical production of Needfire, as well as headlining The International Festival of the Sea in England.

When Newfoundland celebrated its 500th Birthday, the band was selected to play at the festivities, entertaining European royalty and heads of state.

The 1991 release of their first album, Misty Morning Shore, quickly catapulted the band from pub circuit regulars to radio stars.  This led to a contract with Warner Music, and the release of Look to the Sea in 1993.

In 1996, following the release of Gypsies and Lovers the previous year, The Irish Descendants were named Entertainers of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards, and received a Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy.  By year’s end, the band’s first two albums were both certified Gold.

Over the next decade the band continued to evolve, touring every year and releasing albums including a Greatest Hits Package, So Far So Good, and The Gift, a Christmas album.

In 2004 the band released Across The Water for the New York based Kells Label. The album immediately cruised to the top of the North American Irish Charts, and drew rave reviews from the Irish media. In 2007 the band released a new CD, Southern Shore, produced by Alan Doyle from Great Big Sea. 2009 saw the release of a second greatest hits package, Encore.  2010 will mark the band’s 20th Anniversary and to celebrate they will do what they do best, tour all over North America and entertain.

 

The Band

Con O’Brien – lead vocals and guitar.

Duncan Cameron– fiddle,  mandolin and vocals.

Graham Wells – accordion, tin whistle, bodhran and vocals

Robert Kelly – bass guitar and vocals

 

Discography

1991 Misty Morning Shore

1993 Look to the Sea

1995 Gypsies and Lovers

1996 Livin’ on the Edge

1998 Rollin’ Home

1999 So Far So Good

2000 Blooming Bright Star

2001 Night at the Pub

2002 The Gift

2004 We Are The Irish Descendants

2004 Across The Water

2007 Southern Shore

2009 Encore. Best of Part 2

 

 

Telephone
780-872-7400

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A Note About Seating

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance start time. We encourage you to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the performance. We endeavor to minimize the inconvenience to our patrons and the artists on stage when seating latecomers. If you arrive late for a performance, you will be seated at the first appropriate moment in open seats at the back. You are welcome to move to your assigned seat at intermission. If the show is sold out and there are no open seats at the back, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of theatre staff.

 

Box Office

780-872-7400

Monday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm

Box Office Is Also Open One Hour Prior to Show

Tickets may be ordered by phone, online, or in person.

 

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