A squeaky duo that brings the Celtic spirit to Christmas in Majestic Community news
Star duo Natalie McMaster and Donel Leahy are returning to Gettysburg in December this year with an incredible set of musicians, including their own children.
McMaster, Leahy and the Clan will present “Celtic Family Christmas” at the Majestic Theater of Gettysburg College on Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. McMaster and Leahy last performed on the Majestic stage in 2007 and 2008.
“This violin family from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, has more talent than Santa Elves,” said Majestic Theater CEO Jeffrey Gable. “A ticket to this concert is the perfect gift for any Scrooge on your gift list.”
“Celtic Family Christmas” is a joyous holiday that welcomes viewers to the McMaster-Leah clan, which is part of the festive spirit.
When they married in 2002, McMaster and Leahy were already stars in themselves. McMaster is a 9-year-old from Cape Breton. Likhi is the elder brother of the famous family folk group Likhi. In total, they have sold over a million albums and performed with colleagues such as Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, gathering a devoted audience around the world.
In “Christmas of the Celtic Family,” five of their seven children, who often join their parents on the road, join McMaster and Leahy on stage.
“At first we did not want to allow children to perform. “We were worried that the expectations might be too high,” said Leahy. “But one night we put Mary Francis on stage. Shortly after that, Michael wanted to play. And you have to reward practice.”
“The whole thing – first the music itself, then the music with Donell, then the tour with Donell and the kids, and we all play music together – came together very naturally,” McMaster said. “We are incredibly lucky to be together as a family and allow our children to develop their musical talent.”
Tickets for the “Celtic Family Christmas” start at $ 39 and are available at the Majestic Theater box office, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, by phone (717)337-8200 or online at www.gettysburgmajestic.org. The ticket office is open Monday to Saturday from 12 to 19 hours and Sunday from 13 to 17 hours. Free parking and a roundtrip transfer for the performance is available at the Constitution College Gettysburg College car park. The shuttle starts one hour before each performance and is available to the ADA. Parking with a counter is available at the Gettysburg Borough Parking garage on Race Horse Alley, as well as along Carlisle Street.