Escondido, CA

Get in the Christmas spirit with lively top Irish talent

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will host the return of, Irish Christmas in America performing for one-night only on Wednesday, December 18,  at 7:30 p.m. in the Center Theater. 

Celebrating its 15th year, the hugely popular holiday show, Irish Christmas in America brings a fascinating performance of music, song, dance and stories of seasonal Irish traditions.

Produced by Sligo fiddler, Oisín Mac Diarmada, the Irish Christmas in America show features top Irish music, song and dance in an engaging performance rich in humor and boundless energy.  

The 2019 tour features special guest singer Niamh Farrell, a Sligo vocalist who has toured with UK singer/songwriting star David Gray.

Niamh teams up with legendary West Kerry singer Séamus Begley, famous for his charming wit and stunning voice.

This family-friendly performance includes lively instrumental tunes on fiddle, flute, uilleann pipes and harp, along with thrilling Irish old-style dancing from Samantha Harvey.

In addition, evocative photographic images provide a backdrop to some of the rich historical traditions of Ireland.

Take a memorable glimpse into the enchanting spirit of Christmas, as the finest traditional artists from Ireland, bring you on a fun-filled start to the holiday season of 2019. 

“Captivating”– Irish Music Magazine 

“Lively and reflective…a powerful evocation of the season” – Folk Wax

Tickets for Irish Christmas in America are $40-$55 and are on sale online at or at the Center ticket office at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca 92025, or by calling 800-988-4253. The ticket office is open Tuesday– Saturday noon–6 p.m. and Sunday 12–5 p.m. 

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