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Second Performance Added for FSU’s Cultural Events Series’ Popular "A Celtic Christmas"
10/15/2008

Due to ticket demand for Tomáseen Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas,” the Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University has decided to add a second performance at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1. Tickets for the additional performance in FSU’s Pealer Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, are now available for sale.

“We originally scheduled ‘A Celtic Christmas’ for Tuesday, Dec. 2, and that date sold out almost as soon as tickets went on sale. We were very fortunate to be able to add a second performance to our schedule,” said Mary Jane Plummer, director of CES.

“A Celtic Christmas” is a joyous and unforgettable celebration of the season. An acclaimed Irish storyteller, Foley recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a farmhouse in the remote parish of Teampall an Ghleanntain in the west of Ireland, when the neighbors gather around the fire to grace the long wintry night with the laughter of their stories and the joy of their music, and dances.

Foley’s “A Celtic Christmas” features Grammy-award winning guitarist William Coulter, renowned Irish fiddler and Irish dancer Kathleen Keane, acclaimed piper Brian Bigley and world champion Irish harpist and champion Irish step dancer Marta Cook.

Tickets for the additional performance are $18 for adults and $13 for those under 17; discounted group tickets are available. Tickets may be ordered by calling 301-687-3137 or online at http://ces.frostburg.edu.

“A Celtic Christmas” is graciously supported by The Peter and Iris Halmos Family Foundation. The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. MSAC funding is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258. -end-

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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