Hickory – A Celtic Christmas! The Jennifer Licko Band featuring the only four time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion will be in concert on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:pm – 9pm at Drendel Auditorium on the SALT BLOCK. Doors open at  6:30 PM.

The music of the holiday season has strong roots in Celtic traditions; “We have learned that there are some songs that resonate with our audiences because of familiarity.” says Jennifer, “This is important to us because while we love introducing more eclectic pieces on other tours, Christmas is the time of year where traditions and familiar sounds are an important aspect”.  All of the traditional carols will be sung in English (We Three Kings, The First Noel), audiences will also hear songs in Scots Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, and French.  An evening of Celtic Christmas traditions, songs and some blazing yuletide tunes on the fiddle; will be a highlight of your Christmas season.

Celtic Album of the Year recipient (Celtic Music Radio), Jennifer Licko, has proven herself as a respected musician within the Celtic genre while acquiring fans outside of that niche.  Jennifer masterfully combines the Appalachian music of her North Carolina roots with the traditional Celtic music of her ancestors. “Jennifer Licko could very well be the heir-apparent to Canada’s Loreena McKennitt and Clannad’s Maire Brennan,” says Celtic Life Magazine.

Dylan Foley, a four-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion, was a student of the great Rose Flanagan (from Cherish the Ladies). He is a vibrant stylist whose playing has been called “impeccable and spirited.”  Dylan has played on Jay Unger’s Dancing On the Air show on WAMC four times. Two more band members include Irish guitarist, Brian Miller; and Jennifer’s long time British producer Bob Noble on keyboards and vocals.  Noble’s credits include keyboardist for AHA, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Joan Armatrading, Cliff Richard, Bob Geldof and more. Miller has been featured for his guitar work on MPR’s All Things Considered, CBC Radio’s Canada Live, and Ireland’s RTE television, RTE radio and TG4 television.

Jennifer’s most recent album ‘Sing’ has been receiving critical acclaim from the Celtic/Folk and World music community and is receiving national radio airplay. The Celtic Music Fan Magazine writes, “Sing shines a musical light on every corner like a summer morning.”

This year the band will be launching their first Celtic Christmas CD, ‘The Lights of Christmas’ which includes the most requested and favorited songs from the Celtic Christmas Concert. The album includes musicians from Jennifer’s band such as fiddle player Patrick Mangan from RIVERDANCE; the original Irish music & dance hit production, Patsy O’Brien, and Bob Noble.

The SALT Block is at 231 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory, NC 28601. Advance tickets are $15, at the door is $20.

Start this Holiday season off Celtic style! Get your tickets early because many shows sell out! Tickets and information available at www.jenniferlicko.com or by calling 561 670 5534.
A special thanks goes out to our sponsor Emerald Isle Realty.

The Jennifer Licko Band