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Monday, November 1, 2010

Canada’s Top Irish Dancers Performing in Celtic Christmas Show on Prince Edward Island

Christmas Blaze – A Celtic Kitchen Party is opening for the holiday season at the Confederation Center for the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.  The show starts on Thursday, November 25 and runs through Saturday, December 18, 2010.

Among the performers is the group Talamh an Eisc, an innovative and exciting dance troupe led by famed Irish dancer and choreographer Shawn Silver of Newfoundland.  Talamh an Eisc, which means “Land of the Fish” in Irish, is a touring dance show that showcases the authenticity and artistry of Irish traditional dance as it has been performed in Newfoundland Labrador for generations.

Christmas Blaze also features some of Atlantic Canada’s leading performers, including fiddle master Stephanie Cadman, singers Catherine O'Brien and Joey Kitson and actor Wade Lynch.  Donald Fraser is musical director.

Silver, who is also artistic director of Idance, Inc., says the show “evokes a time and place steeped in legend, lore and enchantment. It is exactly what a Celtic Christmas show is meant to be: authentic, live, beautiful and moving.”

The show runs Thursdays through Sundays at 8:00 p.m., with 2:00 p.m. matinees on select Saturdays.  For more details visit

Tickets range from $20-$35 and can be ordered online or by calling 902 629-1197.

Known as The Gentle Island, Prince Edward Island was named one of the world’s top ten islands by Conde Nast Magazine.  For more information visit
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