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Seamus Kennedy coming to Central

November 29, 2012
From staff reports , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - Seamus Kennedy, the unofficial ambassador of all things Irish, comes to Lanman Hall at Steubenville Catholic Central High School for one show only at 7 p.m. Dec. 8.

A fundraiser for the Triumph of the Cross Parish, the show will feature the eclectic performer, a renowned Irish singer, songwriter, musician, comedian, all-around entertainer and author.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger and can be purchased at the parish office, 200 Rosemont Ave., or by calling (740) 264-4886, (740) 284-5792 or (740) 264-6706.

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Seamus Kennedy, the unofficial ambassador of all things Irish, comes to Lanman Hall at Steubenville Catholic Central High School for one show only at 7 p.m. Dec. 8. The show is a fundraiser for the Triumph of the Cross Parish. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger and can be purchased at the parish office, 200 Rosemont Ave., or by calling (740) 264-4886. (740) 284-5792 or (740) 264-6706. -- Contributed

Kennedy's huge repertoire includes traditional Irish music, classic country and western, American standards, Scottish ballads and children's songs for "the wee ones." Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Kennedy has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for nearly four decades. An accomplished guitarist with a ready wit and a vast store of songs, he travels the country performing for thousands of people each year, according to Suzanne Runkle, concert co-organizer.

"This is (Kennedy's) sixth visit here," said Kunkle, adding the show is a must-see event. "He's a fantastic performer, and he travels (doing shows) all around the world."

Kennedy's ability to combine a total command of the music with humor makes him unique in the industry His strong interactive entertainment skills and his participation with his audiences have helped him create an exceptionally loyal fan base everywhere he goes, according to information on his website.

A 37-year veteran of the Irish/Celtic festival circuit, he was first influenced by the legendary Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and from them he learned the importance of not only being a solid musician and singer, but also of being an all-round entertainer. There is a deep respect for heritage and culture, even when it is often delivered through irreverent humor. His stories and his songs all have an underlying thread of love and respect for Irish and American culture and for life's lessons.

Kennedy often performs more than 250 dates a year, and he's performed for audiences ranging from popes to Presidents. For information on Kennedy, visit www.seamuskennedy.com

 
 

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