Ithaca favorites The Burns Sisters return to the Hangar Theatre on December 12 and 13 at 8pm for a Holiday Concert and a special pre-release of their new CD Looking Back…Our American Irish Souls. They will be performing original songs and holiday classics from around the world. The Hangar has partnered with the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and will collect donations for that organization on both evenings.
The Burns Sisters take pride in their Irish heritage and celebrate it in their music, bringing a Celtic slant to their songs and arrangements. They describe their new CD as “an inspirational look at our American Irish heritage.” The album was recorded with musicians including Seamus Egan, Joanie Madden, Blackie O’Connell, Jim Kimball, and three-time Grammy winner Stuart Duncan. CDs will be available for purchase at the Hangar concerts before being released to the general public.
Concert attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items or to make an onsite donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. There is a great need for food items that support their BackPack Program, which gives children who are at risk of hunger a bag of nutritious food each Friday throughout the school year. Kid-friendly items ideal for this program include boxed macaroni and cheese, peanut butter, crackers and cheese, canned tuna/chicken, and small cans of fruit. Over 2,500 students receive packages from the BackPack program every week. While a donation to the BackPack Program is highly encouraged, any and all donations will be accepted. Patrons who make a donation will be entered into a raffle to win fabulous Hangar prizes.
Tickets for The Burns Sisters Holiday Concert start at $18 and can be purchased online atwww.HangarTheatre.org, by phone at (607) 273-ARTS (2787), or in person at the Hangar Theatre business office located in Center Ithaca on the Commons.
Subscription packages are now on sale for the Hangar’s 2015 Mainstage and KIDDSTUFF seasons! Subscriptions offer preferred seating, discounted ticket prices, ticket exchange privileges, and other great benefits. To learn more, visit www.HangarTheatre.org or call the office at 607-273-8588.
The Hangar Theatre gratefully acknowledges 2014 Partner in Flight sponsorship from CFCU Community Credit Union and Cayuga Radio Group. Premier sponsorship for The Burns Sisters Holiday Concert is provided by Rob Ainslie of Wells Fargo Advisors.
The Hangar Theatreis dedicated to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audience in the Finger Lakes region and beyond. Strong educational and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.
The theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850, two miles north of Downtown Ithaca on Route 89 at the Treman Marina entrance to Cass Park.
The Burns Sisters Newest CD Titled Looking Back, Our American Irish Souls.
The Burns Sisters