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Direct From Ireland: Singers & Step Dancers Visit Algonquin Arts in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

February 18, 2009

Where: Algonquin Arts Theatre
When: Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8 pm
Ticket Price: Adults-$38  Seniors/Students-$36
Box Office: 732-528-9211 or

Manasquan, NJ - Sensational Irish singing group, L�adan, is set to perform with Irish Step Dancers at Algonquin Arts on Saturday, March 14, 2009 at 8 pm, just in time for St. Patrick�s Day. The six female musicians from Galway, Limerick, and Dublin, weave their interpretation of traditional Irish music with new material using striking string and reed rhythms and accompaniments while always keeping the melody central to their arrangements.

L�adan is composed of S�le Denvir (harpist), Deirdre Chawke (piano accordion), Valerie Casey (fiddle), Claire Dolan (fiddle), Sarah-Jane Woods (flute), and Elaine Cormican (whistles). Since the group�s formation in 2004, they have been awarded with the Best Band title at the Festival Interceltique Lorient in 2005 and the Best Traditional Singing Group title at the The Pan Celtic Festival 2005 in Tralee.

This performance showcases the spirit and culture of the Irish heritage and serves as a unique way to celebrate St. Patrick�s Day a few days early. Audience members of all ages and cultural backgrounds will be impressed with this energetic and entertaining performance.

Tickets to see L�adan perform live at Algonquin Arts are $38 for adults and $36 for seniors and students. Group rates are also available. To reserve seats or obtain more information, contact the box office at 732-528-9211 or [email protected]. More information can also be accessed at Box office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Algonquin Arts is conveniently located at 173 Main Street in downtown Manasquan, NJ.

Algonquin Arts was founded in 1992 as a nonprofit organization to provide cultural enrichment and educational enhancement of the highest quality for the residents of New Jersey�s central region. Programming of Algonquin Arts is made possible as a result of the continued philanthropic support of private citizens and organizations such as New Jersey State Council on the Arts, OceanFirst Foundation, New Jersey Cultural Trust, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PNC Foundation, Manasquan Savings Bank, Woman�s Club of Brielle, Bank of America, Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation, Investors Savings Bank Charitable Fund, Verizon Foundation, Janice & Jules Plangere III, as well as many generous individuals and local businesses.