Whatever did lovers of all things Celtic do before the Queensland Pops Orchestra came along? Where could you go to hear an extravaganza of music from Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the broader Celtic nations? There’s something about Celtic music – and with each passing year, now more than ever, the QPO brand of Celtic magic continues to receive increasingly heartier unison chants of ‘we want more’.
Once again, here’s your chance to be adventurous and wear your kilt or trews! Another fabulous serving of the very best treasures from one of the world’s richest ethnic music heritages hits the floorboards of the Empire Theatre. Come with your face painted and hoist your Celtic flags, and join with us in this ever-popular Pops favourite. Featuring dancers from the Thistle Highland Dance Studio and the Watkins Academy of Irish Dance, the orchestra will also be joined by the iconic Irish folk band Murphy’s Pigs, who will warm the cockles of your heart with some typically irresistible tunes. Introducing Sarah Calderwood to the Pops audience, a singer-songwriter flautist who unites classic with contemporary folk and is well known in Celtic band circles. In 2012 her first solo album “As Night Falls” was nominated for an ARIA award and Sarah has recently recorded “You Raise me Up” and other songs by Brendan Graham, with the Australian Girls’ Choir.
Collectively, our guest artists have won a plethora of State and National titles, and are ranked among the very best in the world. Watch them showcase the power, grace and energy that epitomises the great Celtic tradition – and be amazed by the sheer excellence on show. Of course, no Celtic Pops would be complete without a dazzling display of pipes and drums … and we guarantee they’ll have you ‘slaving to the rhythm’ from start to spectacular finish!
Empire Cardholder $57.00
Child <16yrs $30.00
Groups 6+ $61.00