The University of Iowa
Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

A Celtic Family Christmas

Presented by
ADULT: $50 | $40 | $30
YOUTH: $25 | $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order. More about available discounts.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 7:30 pm

It truly is a family affair when Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring their Celtic—by way of Cape Breton, Canada—music to the stage for a holiday party. MacMaster and Leahy are married, and their performances marry their masterful fiddle playing with the sounds and traditions of their home. This celebration is a homecoming of sorts as the musicians—whose long association with Hancher makes them feel like family—bring their take on the holidays to the new Hancher Auditorium stage for the first time.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Deborah K. and Ian E. Bullion
Daryl K. and Nancy J. Granner
Dr. John P. Mehegan and Dr. Pamela K. Geyer
Phelan, Tucker, Mullen, Walker, Tucker & Gelman, L.L.P.
Tom Rocklin and Barbara Allen
University of Iowa Community Credit Union

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Running time: 1 hour, 45 minutes


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A Celtic twist on Christmas music
The Daily Iowan - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Two acclaimed artists will visit Hancher tonight to share holiday music rooted in their Celtic heritage. Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy meld contemporary folk with traditional Celtic music — forming a style that pushes the boundaries of genre. Their internationally renowned fiddling should put families in the holiday spirit.

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