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Tue March 11, 2014
Celebrate Music and Dance With An Irish Twist on West Virginia PBS
Fans of Irish music and dance won't want to miss the special programs Wednesday, March 12 on West Virginia PBS!
Beginning at 8 p.m., the all-new Heartbeat of Home is a high-octane dance extravaganza that lovingly encompasses an array of multicultural influences, blending the thunder and drama of Irish dance with the sultriness and attitude of Latin American salsa and the glorious rhythms of Africa.
This musical tour de force was created by the producers and director of Riverdance, with original music by Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne and lyrics by award-winning writer Joseph O’Connor. With a world-class cast of 29 dancers and 10 musicians, the high-energy production creates a dream world of joyous, heart-stopping music and dance.
At 10 p.m., Celtic Thunder: Heritage takes the popular Celtic vocal group back to their roots with traditional standards such as "Whiskey in the Jar," "Black is the Color," "Skye Boat Song" and "Red, Red Rose" as well as a few beautiful love songs such as, "The Dutchman", "Noreen" and "Just a Song at Twilight." Celtic Thunder Fan Favorites "Ireland's Call" and the new "A Voice in the Choir" are present also. The performances range from solo numbers, to enchanting duets and powerful ensembles. The show is a celebration of Celtic Music and the Celts Heritage, a joy for all the family, performed as ever with Celtic Thunder magic.