A Special Celtic Celebration Coming to Heritage Center

Feb 4, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center continues its sixth season of Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series with A Celtic Celebration: Scythian and Kennedy’s Kitchen on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this special musical collaboration. From foot stomping reels to heart-wrenching ballads, this mini indoor Irish music festival will take audiences on a journey to Ireland through songs, stories, and dance.

WHAT:            Live at Heritage Center Performing Arts Series – A Celtic Celebration: Scythian and Kennedy’s Kitchen with special guests, McNulty Irish Dancers

WHEN:            Saturday, March 2 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        Adult $30-$35 advance/$35-$40 day of show; Alumni $25 advance/$30 day of show; Child/Student $10 advance/$15 day of show

Scythian, based in Washington, D.C., began over 10 years ago as a group of college friends playing Celtic music in the streets and has grown to be a headliner on the United States Celtic Festival Circuit as well as a name in the Bluegrass Festival Circuit. Rousing and raucous, Scythian plays roots music from Celtic, Eastern European, and Appalachian traditions with thunderous energy, technical prowess, and songwriting. They have played over 1,300 shows in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia.

Kennedy's Kitchen has been making Irish music together since 1998. They are a group of family and friends who gather Thursday nights for dinner and music rooted in traditional Irish music, jigs, reels, hornpipes, aires, recitations, stories, and songs – adding their own compositions along the way. Their music is a mix of all things Irish from traditional to pub songs, from toe-tapping to deeply moving. It's kitchen music from the home, the hearth, and the heart. Kennedy’s Kitchen is led by joHn Kennedy, an award-winning singer and guitar player. Rounding out the band is Kennedy’s nephew Liam Ladewski as well as Theresa Kubiak, Chris O'Brien, and Jacob Turner.

To cap off this festive evening, the two bands will be joined by dancers from the McNulty Irish Dance School.

Tickets for A Celtic Celebration: Scythian and Kennedy’s Kitchen can be purchased Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.