At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, the Luther College Center Stage Series presents Goitse. Pronounced "gwi-cha," Goitse is hailed as the leader of the new generation of traditional Irish ensembles. From classic countryside tunes to their own delightful compositions, the group delivers "music that is brimming with energy and creative zeal" ("Irish Music" magazine).
"I'm so excited to have Goitse back at Luther College," said Kristen Underwood, director of campus programming. "From the fiddle to the banjo and bodhrán, these musicians are hailed as masters of their craft with good reason. This is the kind of concert that puts a jig in your step and a song in your heart. I can’t wait."
Goitse’s name comes from an informal Gaelic Irish greeting meaning "come here" which speaks to their enticing and welcoming music. The group's hallmark may be the sweet, charismatic, voice of their vocalist Áine McGeeney who was named the 2016 Best Female Vocalist by the Irish American News.
Goitse has released five critically acclaimed recordings and maintains a year-round touring schedule that includes performances throughout Ireland and the UK, Germany, France and the United States.
The performance is sponsored in part by Winneshiek Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic Health System. For the safety of the community, guests will be asked to remain masked throughout the performance.
Arrive early to enjoy the Sip and Shop in the Luther College Book Shop from 6-7:15 p.m. Present a “Goitse” ticket and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while you browse.
The highly creative and talented chefs on the Norse Culinary Team invite you to partake in the Center Stage Dinner Series before the show. The dinners feature a multi-course menu to complement each performance. A separate ticket is required. All meals begin at 5:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room on the second floor of Dahl Centennial Union.
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