Yonkers Performing Arts Group Hosts Irish Culture Show

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The McLean Avenue Band has worked with high-profile productions such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance. Photo Credit: Flickr user kellinahandbasket

YONKERS N.Y. - Yonkers residents are invited to an event celebrating Irish culture with performances by the McLean Avenue Band and Emerald Fire at the Yonkers Montessori Academy on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC), a nonprofit organization that promotes performing arts in Yonkers, will host the event, called “Evening of Irish Culture.”

“The combination of both groups promises to be an evening that’s sure to get hands clapping and toes tapping, along with hearts swelling with Irish pride, no matter what one’s ethnic background is,” said UPAC president David Tubiolo.

The McLean Avenue Band is a four-man, one-woman group that plays all genres of music, and blends traditional Irish songs with modern dance tunes. Emerald Fire is a dance company originally based in Dublin, Ireland. The dancers are trained in all forms of dance, although Celtic is their dominant genre.

Admission is free to all of UPAC’s performances and events. This event is produced in cooperation with Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Conservation.

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