A classic Irish Christmas starring Andy Cooney with "Face of Ireland" Eimear Reynolds and the Irish Pops
The Spirit of Ireland and Christmas comes alive as Andy Cooney once again gathers together the finest musicians, dancers and performers as they celebrate the most celebrated time of year in the Irish tradition. Join Andy Cooney and this incredible ensemble for a show that is sure to satisfy Irish music lovers and will undoubtedly get you into the Christmas spirit!
Andy Cooney has seven Carnegie Hall sellouts and a Lincoln Center full house under his belt. He tours extensively solo as well as with his creation, The New York Tenors. Cooney is also known for his annual Cruise of Irish Stars which draws over 1,000 Irish and Irish Americans on a Caribbean Cruise enriched with the finest Irish entertainment. Adding The Irish Cabaret to his schedule makes Andy Cooney one of the busiest entertainers on the circuit, and most certainly one of the most loved. His outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence have long been a favorite among Irish music enthusiasts. Andy’s talent, versatility, and flair for entertaining coalesce creating the ability to deliver a song directly into the hearts of any audience. Andy is surely one of the greatest singing sensations on the Irish Music scene today; he richly deserves The New York Time’s description of him: Irish America’s Favorite Son. Cooney has recorded 19 albums to date, including Bright Brand New Day with Phil Coulter and his Orchestra, and his latest CD, Irish Country Skyline, was released in the summer of 2016 to huge success all over Ireland and the UK.
Eimear Reynolds is from the beautiful picturesque village of Rooskey in Co. Roscommon, Ireland. Eimear was brought up in an extended family of musicians and singers so it was no surprise when she began to have a keen interest herself. Eimear won the prestigious title of ‘Face of Ireland’ back in 2014 which allowed her to become an ambassador for young Irish people around the world. Eimear used her music as she traveled throughout her year as ‘Face of Ireland’ to highlight and spread some wonderful Irish songs across the globe.
The Irish Pops Ensemble lead by musical director Bugs Moran will perform exquisite arrangements of your Irish and Christmas favorites. Featured in this ensemble will be Mitch Reilly on Irish whistles and flute, Jimmy Kelly on Drums and acoustic guitar and Colm Graham on guitar.
World Class Irish Dancers present he finest in Irish Dancing. All of the dancers are highly trained and decorated with some of the most prestigious awards in the Irish Dancing World. They will be sure to dazzle you with their amazing steps.
Cooney and his band took the stage to resounding applause. The entertainer wasted no time in swinging through an eclectic mix of Irish folk, jazz, rock n’ roll – and even disco.
– John Turner, The Citizen, Auburn, NY
Cooney was the man who really brought the house down.
– CBS Affiliate WCPX in Orlando, FL