WCMA brings Irish Christmas

Andy Cooney will be joined by singers, musicians and dancers for an Irish Christmas, the next offering in the Warren Civic Music Association’s 2018-19 season.

Cooney, who has been called “Irish America’s favorite son” by the New York Times, has performed seven times at Carnegie Hall and played David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center as part of the New York Tenors in 2016.

He has released 19 albums in his career, including “Bright Brand New Day” with Phil Coulter and his orchestra and “Irish Country Skyline,” featuring the original compositions “On the Eighth Day” and “My Rose of Ballinrobe.”

Joining him on the tour is Eimear Reynolds, who was named the Face of Ireland in 2014 and toured the world as an ambassador for young Irish people. She released her debut album last summer and has shared the stage with Francis Black, Aoife Scott, Sean Keane, Des Willoughby and Chloe Agnew.

The singers will be backed by the Irish Pops Ensemble, led by musical director Bugs Moran, and joined by the World Class Irish Dancers.

Irish Christmas starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Packard Music Hall. Single tickets are $40 and are available at the Packard box office and through Ticketmaster.

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