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Special St. Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring NESSA
March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us this St. Patrick’s Day for good food, good music, and good times!
From 6 – 7:30 PM, The Howell Opera House will offer a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef & cabbage or fish & chips; during dinner, singer and violinist Bianca Ashby will be performing traditional Celtic music. At 7:15, doors will open for a concert featuring Celtic fusion band Nessa and everyone is invited to the dance floor!
Open to the public, the cost is $25.00 for dinner and music, or $15.00 for the concert only; while tickets for music only may be purchased at the door, A cash bar featuring specialty Irish drinks will be available all night.
Nessa is a Celtic fusion group led by multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Kelly McDermott, known for her dazzling flute technique and beautiful, soulful voice. She is joined by co-founder/multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier to research and arrange the music of Nessa. This hard-working team re-imagines the ballads and dances of the U.K. and Europe, uniquely blending elements of classical, folk, jazz, funk and world music to create rich, complex musical hybrids. With no shortage of virtuosity, Nessa includes some of Southeastern Michigan’s hottest players. The band moves audiences with funky reels, “barn burner” jigs, and deep, soulful glimpses of old stories.Nessa has a mystical, dreamy side akin to the music of Loreena McKennitt, an energetic aspect not unlike Solas, a touch of global fusion a la Pentangle and Eilleen Ivers, and a depth and dimension similar to Brian Eno.