As we hear the beautiful underscoring introduction of a well known Irish melody a man walks on stage and recites a famous Irish poem and blessing “May the Rose Rise to Meet You” and talks about all those people who over the years for one reason or another have left Ireland, be it in search of work, to find their fortune, to be with loved ones, to escape trouble, to go on an adventure or to make a better life. The scene is set for a journey through the story of the Emerald Isle.
Through narration, poetry and song we are taken through Irish history from the Celtic times, through various famous historical moments, famous characters who helped shape the culture of the country, right up to the music we know and love over the last number of years when we hear stories of the Titanic build, the 1916 Rising, the forming of the Dubliners, and finding peace in Northern Ireland.
Music featured in the show include classics such as Danny Boy, Galway Bay, The Last Rose of Summer, Ill Take You Home Again Kathleen, Raglan Road as well as toe tappers such as Black Velvet Band, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights and Galway Girl plus many many more. If you like Irish music, and all things Irish this show will pull on your heartstrings and make you smile in equal measure. Featuring a cast of seven actor/singer/musicians.