Monday, November 14
Leahy Family Christmas
Saturday, December 3, 2011 8pm
Sunday, December 4, 2011 2 pm
“Their live performance makes “Riverdance” look like Lawrence Welk re-runs.”” – Time Out New York
Don’t let holiday stress get you down when December hits! There’s no better way to swing into the true spirit of the season than to take the whole family to see the eight remarkable Leahy siblings in their unique musical performance of Celtic melodies and Christmas favorites. The Music Hall welcomes Leahy Family Christmas the evening of Saturday, December 3 and the afternoon of Sunday, December 4.
“This charming Canadian powerhouse of brothers and sisters are an amazing and talented ensemble,” says The Music Hall’s Thérèse LaGamma, Deputy Programming Director/Curator. “People of all ages will enjoy being transported into Leahy’s holiday world of music, dance, and song— from sacred hymns to fiery Celtic tunes to new Leahy material. Don’t miss this magical, uplifting holiday adventure!”
About the Show
Since 2008, the eight Canadian-based Leahy siblings —Agnes, Angus, Donnell, Doug, Erin, Frank, Maria and Siobheann—have entertained packed theaters across the United States with their energetic and engaging Leahy Family Christmas. Reflecting the family’s love for a diverse range of music and their singular creativity, the program takes audiences on a unique holiday journey of song, dance, and stories; mixing Christmas favorites with original Leahy material.
As Donnell Leahy explains, “Music has always been a huge part of our Christmas experience. As children, if it wasn’t for all of the lights and decorations everywhere, we knew it was Christmas because there was a musical gathering every night of the week. Our house would be alive with people, music, dance and song! Children and adults alike all joined in and participated in the festivities.”
About the Performers
The award-winning Leahy band, called “gloriously free of commercial pollution,” by The Los Angeles Times, and “fresh, vibrant, and engaging,” by the Buffalo News, grew up playing music together on the family farm in Canada. Leahy’s eight instrumentalists, singers, and dancers bring a rare level of originality and musicianship to the stage. This originality includes music that Leahy writes, arranges, and produces. Known for their unique blend of musical styles and genres, their repertoire includes four acclaimed CDs–Leahy, Lakefield, In All Things, and Live–that have world-wide sales of more than half a million copies.