Andy Cooney’s Irish Christmas
DUE TO WEATHER, THE SHOW DATE IS POSTPONED TO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13th
Mill Pond Music and Don Teesdale Music are proud to present Irish Christmas 2017 Bel Air, with international singers, Andy Cooney, (named “Irish America’s Favorite Son by the New York Times), Eimear Reynolds (direct from Ireland for the tour), Don Teesdale (Harford County local singer), Irish Pops Ensemble, and World Class Irish Dancers.
“The Spirit of Ireland and Christmas comes alive as Andy Cooney once again gathers together the finest musicians, dancers and performers as they celebrate the most joyful time of the year. All are welcome!
The Bel Air show is the last stop of Andy Cooney’s Irish Christmas 2017 Tour which includes stops in Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Cleveland, OH; Scranton, PA; and Spring Lake, NJ. On Monday, December 11th he will return to Carnegie Hall for a spectacular Irish Christmas Celebration with Dr. Ronan Tynan, Larry Gatlin, The New York Tenors, The Hibernian Festival Singers and The Big Apple Ensemble.
The Cooney charisma and charm have made Andy a favorite among American and Irish audiences. Andy is surely one of the greatest singing sensations on the stage today. Being christened Irish America’s Favorite Son by The New York Times is a well deserved honor. He has filled Carnegie Hall seven times and also performs with the well-loved trio, The New York Tenors.” (https://andycooney.com)
“With a blend of favorite Irish ballads and instant classics, Andy Cooney once again proves why Irish Music is dear to us all. …With his special touch, Andy proves why he is a favorite among all that have a place in their heart for Irish Music. – Irish-Corner.com.
“Andy Cooney was the man who really brought the house down.” – WCPX TV (CBS Affiliate), Orlando, FL.
“Eimear Reynolds is from the beautiful picturesque village of Rooskey in Co. Roscommon and was brought up in an extended family of musicians and singers so it was no surprise when she began to have a keen interest herself. Having trained classically for more than twelve years and
completing a bachelor of music degree in the Dublin Institute of Technology Conservatory of Music and Drama, Eimear is now crossing over and exploring more contemporary genres.” (https://eimearreynolds.com)
“I want to empathise with the world around me through music. I want people to listen to my music and connect with my storytelling”. – Eimear Reynolds.
This is the first year of what Harford County Singer/Songwriter, Don Teesdale, now also concert promoter, hopes will become a yearly tradition for families and friends in the local area. Teesdale, a 30 year military veteran, is an Army Aviator, currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, and is a retired public servant. He launched his music career after serving two combat tours, during which time, visiting USO Entertainers personally encouraged him to pursue his dreams of a music career. World renowned Irish Tenor, Dr. Ronan Tynan, and country music stars Kellie Pickler and Neal McCoy, have all invited him on stage to perform. He now performs regularly as a lead singer in local classic rock band: “Alton Street” and as a mobile DJ. Meanwhile, a member of Nashville Songwriters Association International, Teesdale continues to write and refine his craft. He also performs for ceremonies, weddings, funerals and memorials. He was the soloist at the 62nd Maryland Governor’s Inauguration, singing “America the Beautiful” as Governor Larry Hogan and Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford took their oaths of office.
During a 2011 tour overseas, Teesdale listened online to the Harford Community College Radio (WHFC 91.1) Sunday Show, “Reflections of Ireland” and heard Andy Cooney’s performance of “Bring Me Home” (written by Andy’s guitarist, Colm Graham, and his friends, Maria Ragato and Michael Sheahan). As both a soldier and songwriter, the song struck a chord in Teesdale, while he pondered the future of the regions where he served, amidst the withdrawal of forces. Teesdale said: “I was professionally working and personally writing in those days with a theme in mind: ‘You have your freedom, but can you keep it ?’ This is a timeless question that applies to every country and to every citizen.” Coincidentally, Andy Cooney’s guitarist, Colm Graham is the brother of Brendan Graham who wrote: “You Raise Me Up”, an endearing song which Teesdale has performed often in memorial tributes to fallen heroes, in military, police, fire, EMS, and to their families. Through the referral of the radio show’s host, Ed McBride, the two singers became friends. Teesdale will be singing in the December 9th Irish Christmas concert as well promoting the event. (https://donteesdale.com)
The combination of these performers, with the fabulous World Class Irish Dancers and Irish Pops Ensemble, led by Bugsy Moran is sure to bring a high level entertainment experience for all
The John Carroll School Auditorium seats up to 550 people and has outstanding accessibility for guests of all ages and physical abilities. Sales began in mid-October. Since the show is this Saturday night, you might want to make a few phone calls right away, and start talking on social media about Irish Christmas 2017 Bel Air. This is a show you won’t want to miss.
Tickets are available online at $35 each, or discounted to $30 each for family & group purchases of 7 or more tickets until they are sold out. There are no additional convenience fees to purchase online at https://cooneyshows.simpletix.com Concertgoers may also mail a check to Don Teesdale Music P.O. Box 83 Bel Air, MD 21014 or call 443-619-9048 for more information. Tickets will be available at the door, but advance purchase recommended.