‘A Celtic Family Christmas’ Comes to Jorgensen

Fiddle virtuosos bring an energetic performance of song, dance, and storytelling

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Canada’s award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy return to the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts for “A Celtic Family Christmas” to celebrate the holidays with an energetic afternoon of music, dance, and storytelling on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m.

MacMaster and Leahy both are from musical families and now have their own family of seven children who are part of the show singing, dancing, and playing instruments.

The duo has individual playing styles of regional Canadian Celtic sounds that they bring together for a high-energy performance. Earlier this year, they released their third collaborative recording titled “Canvas,” that includes collaborations with Rhiannon Giddens, Yo-Yo Ma and Brian Finnegan.

For more information go to Jorgensen.uconn.edu

MacMaster spoke about the show and her family’s musical history with WHUS earlier this week on the Good Music show (Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) hosted by Ken Best.