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Dec 17, 2019

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy (2019)

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy (2019)

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy (2019)

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"Nothing short of jaw dropping … There are performances here that will raise you up and performances that will leave you misty-eyed." —The Guardian

The holidays truly become a family affair when married duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy—two of the globe's best and brightest fiddle players—invite their children onstage for an unforgettable night of holiday fun.

For more than 80 years, the Artist Series has brought the globe's finest jazz, classical, world music and dance performers to Boulder. Many of these performances sell out; order your tickets today to guarantee the best seats.

Performance date and time: 

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Buying options: 

Save 15-30% with season tickets. Available in the Full Artist Series, In Motion Series, Choice Option, or as an Add-On to any other season ticket order. Single ticket discounts available for groups (10+), seniors (65+), youth (K-12) and CU Boulder faculty, staff and students. Learn more 

Program: 

Check back before the concert for program information.

This December, the holidays are a fiddling family affair

Though the two youngest MacMaster-Leahy’s aren’t currently on tour, the majority of the family travels together as much as possible. To make it work, Natalie and Donnell homeschool their children and keep stints away from home brief. It’s not perfect, but the arrangement does have its perks.

CU Presents

Read the full review - This December, the holidays are a fiddling family affair

Canada's Music: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: One

“Flying notes, fast paced jigs and reels and polkas, paint can percussion and Gaelic lyrics, original music and tunes from Scotland, Ireland, the Maritimes, and elsewhere, piano, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, and of course fiddles: all those, in the hands and spirits of gifted musicians, will likely have a similar effect on the listeners of One.”

Music Road

Read the full review - Canada's Music: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy: One

Review: Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy bring high-octane evening to Hanover

"MacMaster and Leahy are brilliant violinists who know what they’re doing and do it very well, all the while bringing charisma and palpable joy to the proceedings."

Telegram.com

Read the full review - Review: Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy bring high-octane evening to Hanover

REVIEW: Step-dancing violinists earn standing ovation in A Celtic Celebration

“This incredibly talented family created a cheerful atmosphere without trading sophistication for fun. The effervescence of the music, combined with the passionate yet relaxed air that each performer projected, created an atmosphere of joy and whimsy for the audience.”

The Daily Nebraskan

Read the full review - REVIEW: Step-dancing violinists earn standing ovation in A Celtic Celebration

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