Ireland’s greatest singers, musicians and performers will celebrate 15 years of awe-inspiring performance, a special tour visiting more than 80 cities in North America.
St. Petersburg, Fla. (Feb. 6, 2020) – Chloë Agnew, an original member of CELTIC WOMAN, the most successful all-female group in Irish history, has rejoined the group as a special guest artist for CELEBRATION – THE 15thANNIVERSARY TOUR. The tour will visit the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater on Sunday, March 1 at 7p.m.
Tickets range from $53.50-$100.50 and can be purchased online at www.themahaffey.com, by phone at (727) 300-2000, or at the Mahaffey Theater Box Office from 11:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., Monday through Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.
Chloë Agnew is an original member of CELTIC WOMAN, joined the group at the age of 15, performed around the world for a decade, and is featured on 14 albums and DVDs. Chloë returns to the show to celebrate a very special milestone, showcasing the group’s greatest hits from 15 years of inspired live performances, television specials and recordings.
“When Celtic Woman’s journey first started – I was only 15 years old. This year marks 15 years of Celtic Woman and it feels like the right time to come home to where it all began,” said Agnew. “I am thrilled to say that I will be returning to the show as their special guest on the upcoming 15th Anniversary Celebration Tour this Spring. I have loved watching the girls carry on the legacy of Celtic Woman in recent years and I’m so looking forward to bringing back a little piece of the original show into the new one. It’s going to be an exciting few months ahead getting to return to lots of my favorite cities and venues throughout North America and I can’t wait to see all of you on the road again!”
CELTIC WOMAN performances celebrate Ireland’s rich musical and cultural heritage, presenting Ireland’s finest musical talent in epic stage surroundings for a one-of-a-kind experience. Tara McNeill on fiddle and Irish harp weaves her magic around the spine-tingling voices of Mairéad Carlin, Megan Walsh and now special guest artist Chloë Agnew, telling unique stories of love and loss and hope through songs that transport audiences straight to Ireland. The group also features a 12-piece band and choir chosen from the best of Ireland’s musicians and dancers.
The Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum international music group CELTIC WOMAN has over one billion online streams, 12 consecutive Billboard number ones, and 10 million albums sold. The group has performed for three Presidents and appeared twice at the White House in addition to regular visits to the greatest performing arts centers in North America and around the globe.
Audiences can expect songs such as the siren call of Orinoco Flow, the playful Teir Abhaile Riu, the uplifting anthem You Raise Me Up, the age-old favorite Danny Boy, and the moving, bagpiper-led Amazing Grace among many show stopping favorites.
The Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to The Florida Orchestra, the world class Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – pop, rock, comedy, theater, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions. Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts mission is to provide access for people of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to experience live theater. Exposure to the performing arts can improve academic achievement for some school children and improves quality of life for everyone. The Foundation is the funding arm of the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater for its diverse programming. Through our Class Acts Educational Performance Series, we serve more than 20,000 school children annually through a field trip experience and educational performance series where they learn Florida State curriculum via a live theater performance.