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Arts Alive brings The Young Irelanders to West Point!

The Young Irelanders make their debut at the Robinson/Olsson Auditorium in West Point on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The sound the band creates is best described as eclectic, where traditional Irish music, Celtic music, folk music, world music, jazz music, country music and popular music all come together to give rise to a very unique and multi-faceted sound. Show time is 7:00 PM. Arts Alive, Inc. would like to thank New Kent Junior Women's Club for being a sponsor for this show.

The group is comprised of eight sensational performers who have Irish traditional music, song & dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20's and 30's, these performers have achieved more than most people would aspire to in a lifetime. The artists have toured as lead performers with Riverdance and Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, been soloists on PBS Special's, shared the stage with Bono, and have recorded with Ronnie Wood (Rolling Stones) and been chosen by Sting to perform for his exclusive private parties.

The Young Irelanders was formed not only to merge the significant creative ideas and talents of a select group of young Irish performers who are unique amongst their peers but also in the hope that given their combined youthfulness and ability, their existence in the music business would act as a catalyst in attracting more young people to the world of traditional Irish music at home in Ireland and throughout the world.

If you want to see and hear what Ireland's traditions of music, song & dance look and sound like in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world then don't miss the opportunity to see this sensational act.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students. Group rates are available at $15 each for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 804-843-3475, email artsaliveinc@yahoo.com or online at www.artsaliveinc.org.

Prior to the performance on April 30, the Visual Arts Committee of Arts Alive will host an opening of the All Media Community Art exhibit at 6:30 pm. This exhibit will be on display from March 15 to May 3 in the exhibit area of the Robinson/Olsson Auditorium adjacent to West Point High School on Thompson Avenue. It may be viewed during regular school hours by entering through the high school office.

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