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Craic at the Grand Prix! 

Congratulations to Alana and Fiona, our awesomely talented Craic singers, who had the honor of opening the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 15th with their rendition of the national anthem! Taking place on the streets of Long Beach, CA since 1975, this annual event is the longest running street race in North America and regularly draws crowds in excess of 200,000 people.
 
Fiona later described the event:

"Yesterday truly was an amazing experience! It was so surreal to have the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Grand Prix and see the flyover. They run a tight ship over there! Minute by minute schedule! We had 1 minute and 30 seconds to sing the song, beginning at 1:26pm, as the flyover was scheduled to happen at 1 minute and 32 seconds. Everything was so precise! Listening to the guy giving everyone cues, and even timing the skydivers before us! Everything was so amazing! Not to mention being on the track and seeing the cars and the race so close up. Truly such a blessed life!"

Thanks again, ladies... you know you made us proud!!!

A Busy March... and a New Album! 

Hello, Craicheads! We are happy to announce that our new album, A Stor Mo Chroi, will be arriving in time for what is shaping up to be a very exciting St. Paddy's Day week! Named after the Irish folk song (a regular audience favorite!), the title translates as "Treasure of My Heart," and is one of 13 songs on the album. And just in case you'd like to ask for it by name, I'll help you out a bit with the pronunciation, as best I can - "Uh Stor Muh Kree."
 
The official release party will be held on Mar. 16th at Don the Beachcomber (16278 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach), and will feature a concert, new music, and new merchandise. More info can be found here: https://www-donthebeachcomber-com.seatengine.com/shows/74875
 
But that's not all! Here are some other great chances to catch us during this fun-filled week:
  • Sat, Mar. 10 - We'll be making our first appearance at the California Irish Festival in Perris
  • Sun, Mar. 11 - It's that time of year again... time for the Annual Sexy Kilt Contest at Muldoon's! Come watch... wait, what am I saying... come participate! Grab your kilts and get those sexy legs down here for some food, great prizes, dancing, and Craic!
  • Thurs, Mar. 15 - 5:30 - 8:30. Annual St. Patrick's Day Family Dinner, St. Bartholomew Parish Hall, 5100 E. Broadway, Long Beach. This is a fundraiser sponsored by the St. Bartholomew Women's Council. $35/adult, $15/child, proceeds go to local charities. Call Judy Houston at 562-434-5011 for reservations. Deadline is Monday, Mar. 12.
  • Fri, Mar. 16 - Don the Beachcomber (just a reminder!)
  • Sat, Mar. 17 - Celebrate St. Paddy's day in the mountains as we return to one of our favorite venues, the Tudor House in beautiful Lake Arrowhead.

Check our "Shows" page or click the links for more info. Come see one, or see them all!

 

Announcing Broadway in the Park 2017! 

Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) proudly announces that its 17th annual Broadway in the Park summer production will be the acclaimed Broadway musical Annie in cooperation with the Chance Theater. And, for the third year in a row, the show will be conducted by CITS' Bill Strongin and produced by Scott and Georgia Well.

Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theater hits ever written.

Tables are available, as well as food, wine, and other beverages. Or bring a picnic, lay down a blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars! For more info, visit TACFA.org .

What: TACFA presents Annie
Where: Peppertree Park, Tustin 
When: August 15-19, 7:45pm (5 nights only!) 
More Info and Tickets: http://tacfa.org/programs/broadway-in-the-park/

Release the Craic-ken! August 10, 2016 @ the Aquarium of the Pacific! 

This is a gig we have been really excited about for some time! Voices on the Veranda, at Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific, is an evening concert series that benefits the Aquarium's education and animal care programs. 

Not only that, but the Aquarium's Rooftop Veranda is a beautiful, intimate concert venue with a lovely view of Rainbow Harbor at sunset. 

So be sure to mark your calendars for August 10 at 7pm sharp! I can't think of a better place to see a summer concert, and with all of our fans in Long Beach, we'd love to see it packed! 

When: Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, 7-9pm 
Tickets: $20, $15 for Members w/ ID 
Buy Tix / More Info: www.AquariumOfPacific.org 
Food and Drinks available for purchase!

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