“Celtic Crossings” – starring Ireland’s Phil Coulter along with Special Guest Andy Cooney – comes to UDPAC on March 19

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center proudly presents “Celtic Crossings,” an evening of Celtic music and melodies featuring Ireland’s Musical Ambassador Phil Coulter along with special guest Andy Cooney, March 19 at 7:30 pm

Phil Coulter
Phil Coulter, Ireland’s Musical Ambassador

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center announces “Celtic Crossings,” an evening of Celtic music and melodies featuring two legend of Irish music, Phil Coulter and special guest Andy Cooney. The performance takes place on March 19 at 7:30 pm at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Phil Coulter – known as Ireland’s Musical Ambassador – is the mastermind and original songwriter behind “Celtic Thunder,” an act that found huge success on PBS and has regularly topped the Billboard World Music Charts. Coulter’s career is decorated with 23 platinum discs, 39 gold discs, 52 silver discs and two Grand Prix Eurovision awards.

Special guest Andy Cooney, with his outstanding tenor voice and dynamic stage presence, returns to the UDPAC stage, back by popular demand. Coulter and Cooney are pleased to be sharing the spotlight with special guest Geraldine Branagan and the Irish Pops Ensemble. The concert will feature offerings from their latest releases including Coulter’s “Echoes of Home,” a collection of the most glorious Celtic tunes.

Andy Cooney
Andy Cooney

Tickets for the event may be purchased by visiting www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. Tickets range in price from $26 – $32. The performance takes place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA. Parking is free.

The rare North American tour brings two icons of Irish music together. Coulter and Cooney recently performed to a sell-out crowd at Carnegie Hall.

Coulter has enjoyed a long and varied career as a songwriter, producing hits for a range of artistes from Van Morrison to Sinead O’Connor, to Elvis Presley. One of Coulter’s biggest hits topped the charts in January 1976 with a Billboard #1 hit performed by The Bay City Rollers, “Saturday Night.”

Andy Cooney, one of the highly acclaimed, “New York Tenors” will perform several songs from his latest album, “Brand New Day” produced by Coulter, including the highly charged ballad of love and loss “Noreen.” The song was originally composed by Coulter as a wedding gift to Liam Neeson and his bride, the late Natasha Richardson.

The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and Upper Darby Summer Stage are jointly sponsored by the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors and Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services.

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Press Release

For Immediate Release – 2/16/2016

Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina • 610.506.1355 • lauren.stevenson@verizon.net

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