Bohola @ bohola: A Celtic Christmas
“A musical holiday celebration with unprecedented virtuosity and
true traditional style … soulful … beautiful.” The Irish Voice
bohola proudly present A Celtic Christmas, their annual concert celebrating the winter Holiday season. bohola explore both the Christian and Pagan traditions surrounding the Winter Solstice in a mixture of song, spoken word, and instrumental pieces from Ireland, America, Scotland, Wales, England, Brittany and the other Celtic nations.
The songs extend from the ancient Kilmore carols of Ireland to the humorous songs of the Irish-American vaudeville stage. The joyous words of poets and writers such as Patrick Kavanagh and Dylan Thomas whisk the audience back to a childhood Christmas while the cheerful holiday reels, jigs, marches, hornpipes, and polkas fill the air and set the feet a tapping. bohola create a delightful musical tapestry to celebrate the mid winter season.
Irish music accordion virtuoso Jimmy Keane and the remarkable bouzar player and vocalist Pat Broaders, comprise bohola, Irish music's newest "supergroup" as penned by The Irish Herald. bohola play a driving, muscular, and yet very emotive style of Irish music with deep roots in the 'pure drop' tradition, infused with the raw and gritty urbanized musical vernacular of the Irish and Irish-American experience.