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WLIW21 New York Public Television’s Irish programming

Features Riverdance’s original vocal group ANÚNA, JOHNNY CASH and Irish tenor CIARÁN SHEEHAN, plus tickets to area concerts!

Saturday, August 11th at 7pm
WLIW21 Exclusive/Premiere plus Rosanne Cash tickets!
JOHNNY CASH: A MAN AND HIS VISION (POP/ROCK): Highlights from one of the most important and innovative television variety shows in broadcast history, “The Johnny Cash Show,” which aired from June 1969 to March 1971. Responsible for exposing an American audience to an eclectic array of talent across state, color and party lines, the series established Johnny Cash as a true American superstar. The special includes memorable performances from Bob Dylan (“I Threw it All Away”), Ray Charles (“Ring of Fire”), Roy Orbison (“Crying”), Creedence Clearwater Revival (“Bad Moon Rising”) and Jerry Lee Lewis (“Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin On”). Plus, the “Man in Black” singing “Boy Named Sue” and performing with Joni Mitchell (“Long Black Veil”), and Carl Perkins and Eric Clapton (“Long Way to Go”). During the broadcast, WLIW will provide details about a special opportunity to see to Cash’s daughter Rosanne’s August concert at Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, NY. One hour.

Saturday, August 11th at 8pm
Encore Presentation with tickets to Carnegie Hall!
FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY: Irish tenor Ciarán Sheehan performs emotional classics from the Emerald Isle and Broadway favorites at New York City’s historic Marble Collegiate Church, accompanied by award-winning soprano Gay Willis and The New York Festival Orchestra conducted by David Holcenberg. Songs include: “Memory,” “Danny Boy,” “Galway Bay,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and “God Bless America.” During the broadcast, WLIW will provide details about a special opportunity to see Sheehan and Willis at Carnegie Hall later this year! Interviews available. Presented nationally by WLIW New York. 90 minutes.

Monday, August 13th at 9pm
Premiere plus concert tickets!
ANÚNA: CELTIC ORIGINS: The original vocal group from Riverdance bridges the gap between classical and popular music with its pure, haunting, emotional and mystical sound in a new concert special. Spanning more than 1,000 years of music history, Anúna’s 16 singers and 11 world-class musicians perform an ethereal blend of Irish, British, Middle English, Scots Gaelic, Medieval Irish, Latin and Greek choral music, including well-known popular songs. During the program, Anúna founders, twin brothers Michael and John McGlynn, explain the origins and meanings of the group’s music. The Gothic beauty of Cleveland’s Trinity Cathedral, combined with dramatic lighting, costumes, candles and movements, provide an atmospheric setting for the concert. During the broadcast, WLIW will provide details about a special opportunity to see the group’s October concert at Town Hall with a special post-concert meet & greet. Anúna is led by founder/composer Michael McGlynn and chorus master Miriam Blennerhassett. Interviews available. Two hours.


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Permalink - Posted: July 19, 2007 at 3:33 pm