Dervish, Brian Cunningham, Blue Ridge Irish Music School and Schuyler Fisk will perform
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Internationally renowned Irish group Dervish will perform at the Paramount Theater on Friday, February 21st in a concert to benefit Virginia Organizing.
Also from Ireland, sean-nos dancer Brian Cunningham, and step dancers from the Blue Ridge Irish Music School will make several appearances throughout Dervish's performance.
Virginia's own acclaimed singer songwriter and actress Schuyler Fisk will open.
All proceeds to benefit Virginia Organizing.
A benefit for the non-profit group Virginia Organizing will feature an incredible evening of music and dance on February 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Paramount Theater on Charlottesville's downtown mall.
The evening features a concert performance by traditional Irish music powerhouse Dervish that includes myriad tones and moods played with fluidity and intuitiveness. Cathy Jordan's masterful stage presence and stories about the songs draw the audience into the music in a way few performers achieve. Dervish's colorful career has taken them to all corners of the globe, and they've shared center stage with such names as James Brown, The Buena Vista Social Club, Oasis, Sting, REM, Beck and many more.
Brian Cunningham's sean-nos dancing will electrify the stage. Brian is the lead dancer in the show Atlantic Steps, an inspiring epic story of Ireland's oldest dance form (sean-nos means old style).
Dancers from the Blue Ridge Irish Music School will make several appearances throughout Dervish's performance.
The opening act is Virginia's own Schuyler Fisk, whose artistry is multi-faceted. Along with her musical talents, she is an actress who has starred in such films as The Babysitter's Club, Restless and Orange County. Notable TV appearances include One Tree Hill and Law and Order.
All proceeds benefit Virginia Organizing. Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia. To do this, Virginia Organizing works to raise the voices of those directly affected by policies on health care, immigration, Social Security, predatory lending, living wage, affordable housing, LGBT rights, the environment and more. Learn about Virginia Organizing at www.virginia-organizing.org
Tickets are $38, $48, $68 and $103. The $103 tickets include a reception with the performers after the performance. Purchase your tickets online at the Paramount Theater website (http://www.theparamount.net/) or at the box office (from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) on the Downtown Mall. For more information, call (434) 979-1333.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.