The Nashville Irish Step Dancers are preparing for their spring performance.
Celtic Rhythms On Fire, an energetic fusion of live Irish dance, music and song that has sold-out performances each year, returns Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at Williamson County Performing Arts Center.
The show features the more traditional elements such as the jig, reel and hornpipe. In addition, it explores more progressive styles of Irish dance and music.
“Celtic Rhythms On Fire is a celebration of the rich and vibrant artistry of Irish dance and music and, in a larger sense, the fiery spirit of the Irish culture and heritage,” NISD owner Mary Moran explains. “The collaboration between the dancers, musicians and singers really results in a spirited lively interchange. And, of course, the audience is a big part of that – we have something for everyone and all age groups.”
The Nashville Irish Step Dancers have built an impressive resume of local and national exposure. Notable appearances include Fan Fair, Fest De Ville, Summer Lights, A.M. Nashville, Talk of the Town, Crook and Chase, Primetime Country, 20 appearances on the annual St. Patrick Day Show at the Grand Ole Opry, and Six with Celtic music legends The Chieftains as well as being featured on The Chieftains: Down The Old Plank Road and Celtic Christmas Show and DVD. This year NISD will again have the honor to perform on the stage of the OPRY on St. Patrick’s Day for their 21st year.
Celtic Rhythms On Fire will perform March 5 at 7 p.m. and March 6 2 p.m. Tickets are $18.50 for seniors (65 and over), children 3-12 and groups of 10 or more, $20 for adults and teens, available through academyparktn.wcparksandrec.com.