Siamsa na nGael has become a well-known and anticipated event in Chicago, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by presenting unique, world-class Celtic entertainment. The 2020 Siamsa na nGael will showcase some of the finest Celtic artists in Chicago and throughout the world.
This year’s historic apologue will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Through music, dance and narration, the story will be told of the only African American naval ship, the U.S.S. Mason, which was stationed in Ireland during the war. We will relay the story of the crew’s relationship with the Irish as they welcomed them to Ireland and into their homes.
The tales will be narrated by author and social justice advocate Mark Shriver and celebrated through performances by soloist Gavin Coyle; Chicago’s own Irish diva Catherine O’Connell; renowned tenor soloist Rodrick Dixon; by the Metropolis Symphony Orchestra, the 100-voice Old St. Patrick’s Concert Choir, the step dancing of the Trinity Irish Dancers, the Irish Trad Band, the After School Matters singers and many more.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:30 PM
Metropolis Symphony Orchestra and Old St. Patrick’s Concert Choir
Stephen Alltop conductor
Jimmy Moore guitar and tin whistle
Liz Carroll fiddle
Sean Ryan uilleann pipes
John Williams accordion and concertina
Gavin Coyle, Roderick Dixon, Catherine O’Connell vocal soloists
Trinity Irish Dancers
Author and Social Justice Advocate, Mark Shriver guest speaker
Please note: a $7 per ticket fee is included in the cost of the tickets.