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 11 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 12 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 won numerous Championship awards at the Southern Regional Irish Dance Championship, North American Irish Dance Championship, All-Ireland's Championship and placed at the World Championship in Dublin Ireland. They have also performed with the Celtic Music legends “The Chieftains” numerous times and were featured on their DVD “Down the Old Plank Road.” This will be the fourth time that the Nashville Irish Step Dancers have performed at the WCPAC.
Celtic Rhythms On Fire will perform March 11 at 7 p.m. and March 12 at 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.