The Young Irelanders to bring traditional Irish music to Minden April 7

The sounds of the Emerald Isle will fill the CVIC Hall in Minden when a Celtic band takes the stage on April 7.

The Young Irelanders will perform at 7 p.m. as part of the Carson Valley Arts Council’s 2016-17 concert series. The sound the band creates is described as eclectic, where traditional Irish, Celtic, folk, world, jazz, country and popular music blend to give rise to a unique and multi-faceted sound.

Each year the Irish Cultural Academy brings together some of its finest performers of Irish traditional music, song and dance as part of one sensational group known as The Young Irelanders, whose members have traditional Irish music, song and dance running through their veins. Although still in their 20s and 30s, the performers are unique among their peers in Ireland; they’re world and Irish national champions in their disciplines while some also hold master’s degrees in music.

Members of the Irish Cultural Academy have performed across six continents and for many heads of state, Irish and American presidents and royalty such as Prince Albert of Monaco. Members also have performed at Beijing Opera House, Sydney Opera House, Kremlin State Palace in Moscow, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Kennedy Centre and Lincoln Center among other venues.

The Young Irelanders are Eoghan O Ceannabháin, flute, concertina and vocals; Jayne Pomplas, fiddle; Laura Callaghan, flute, whistles, bodhrán, snare and vocals; Barry Lyons, bodhrán, guitar and vocals; Hugh Kennedy, accordion; Ian Kinsella, guitar and vocals; and dancers Cameron White and Kendal Griffler.

Doors of the CVIC Hall will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $24 in advance and $28 at the door. Kids under 18 are free.

Tickets are available at or by calling 775-782-8207, or in person at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center, 1572 US Highway 395, Minden, and Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville.

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