The Irish Cabaret starring Andy Cooney with Irish recording star Ciara Fox and comedy club favorite Irish comedian Mick Thomas!
The sights and sounds of Ireland come alive in An Irish Celebration! Andy Cooney once again brings a show surrounded by the finest in Irish Entertainment! This is a show that showcases Ireland’s Music, Song, Comedy and Dance as only Andy Cooney can bring it as he has for over 25 years!
An Irish Celebration brings audiences some of the best Irish entertainment in the world. Treasured Irish compositions sung by a sweet Tenor voice and a beautiful young woman’s lovely high soprano charms every Cabaret audience, and lilting Irish wit tickles funny bones as only an Irish joke can. It is an exhilarating, distinctive blend of Irish music, laughter, and dance which creates an evening designed to please the entire family.
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 An Irish Celebration 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.
George Casey... It’s a long way from County Clare, Ireland to Las Vegas, but that is the road that comedian/entertainer, George Casey has traveled (and all stops in between) to fulfill his life’s mission: To make people happy! Casey’s self-deprecating humor, tempered with his Irish brogue, have won over audiences across the country. CFor over 30 years now, George has been entertaining audiences all over the US with his self-deprecating sense of humor and clean jokes and stories. Some of the acts George has opened for and toured with include Rosemary Clooney, Melissa Manchester, Charley Pride, The Osmond Brothers, Ray Price, Three Dog Night, Brooklyn Bridge, Donald O’Connor and Bobby Vinton. George performed with Bobby Vinton as his Special Guest Comedy Star in Vinton’s Blue Velvet Theatre in Branson, Missouri until it’s close in 2002. He has performed at Caesar’s Palace, The Sahara, and was a regular act at The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Ciara Fox is a 26 year old Irish Folk singer from Greencastle, Co.Tyrone. Finding her voice at a young age, Ciara’s dedication to her craft has been matched only by her drive to improve and evolve musically. With strong roots in Irish traditional singing, Ciara’s assured delivery, beautifully controlled ornamentation and innate ability to form an emotional connection between song and listener saw her win an All Ireland medal for singing in 2010. Since then, Ciara’s confidence and maturity as a vocalist has steadily grown. Ciara now tours Ireland and the UK along with Comhaltas and performed solo on stage at the Millennium Forum, Derry. Yet all this has been prologue. Ciara’s ambition to become a recording artist became a reality in 2021. ‘The Parting Glass’ EP was Ciara’s first release that July and her full-length album,’From The Hearthstone’ followed in December. to uniformly positive reviews-with plans in place to build on this momentum in the latter half of the year. With 2 new singles in the pipeline and a live show to rival any, Ciara’s star is surely on the rise.
The Guinness Irish Band is made up of the greatest Irish and Irish American Musicians on the Irish Music Scene today. This years tour will feature Jimmy Kelly on drums who’s amazing talent was appreciate with the world renowned show Riverdance. Mitch Reilly on Sax, flute and Irish whistles is a veteran on the music scene today. He has tour with greats such as, Englebert Humberdinck, Brendan Lee and Celtic legend Phil Coulter. Colm Graham is a 40 year veteran in the Irish Music world working with Ireland’s greats, Roly Daniels, Margo, Dermot Henry and has toured with Andy Cooney for over 25 years.
Emerald Fire Irish Dancers: Irish Celebration features the 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