Omaha Public Radio News
4:09 pm
Sat March 12, 2011

Celtic Cabaret returns on St. Patrick's Day

Omaha, NE – Omaha native Jill Anderson presents a Celtic Cabaret on St. Patrick's Day at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Anderson says this year's songs revolve around Irish folklore and legend. She says there will be selections about fairies, banshees and legendary Irish warriors. Anderson says guest artists will include Curt Isaacson and the Studio Singers from Northwest High School. Percussion will feature prominently in the performance and instrumentation includes a revolutionary war-era snare drum. Anderson says the primary focus though is always the songs themselves. She says, "the melodies are enchanting to me. I find them beautiful and haunting. This music has a broad appeal to a lot of people and I think that's in large part because the sound is so distinctive, the melodies are so beautiful and the stories are so human. It's very universal."

The Scottish Rite Cathedral is located at 202 S. 20th Street and tickets are available at the door. Celtic Cabaret begins at 7:30 on St. Patrick's Day.