Out-rightly Irish, completely live and absolutely entertaining. The Celtic Legends performance at Sydney's Enmore theatre on October 18 was vividly power packed and devoid of a single dull moment.
Poster designed by Mermon, Paris, France
Celtic legends are on an Australian metro and regional tour over October and November 2014. The tour starts at Cairns in tropical Queensland and travels through NSW, VIC, SA and WA finishing up in Albany in Western Australia.
Celtic Legends performing at Sydney Enmore Theatre
Performing at Sydney's oldest art-deco live theatre, the Legends took to stage at the 2,200 capacity Enmore Theatre in a 90 minute performance separated by a comfort break.
Using an array of traditional Irish instruments including the fiddle, banjo, guitar, flute, accordion and the wonderful bodhran drum, the musicians engaged the audience a 100% throughout the performances. Their vocalist was on the guitar and started the show with a beautiful song. That was followed by a Irish music and dance extravaganza, including multiple group and solo performances; each one breathtakingly amazing and leaving the crowd spellbound and gasping for more.
The beautiful female dancers and athletic male dancers swept the stage with their taps and dance moves. Whilst the girls were ravishing and elegant, the boys were in astounding symmetry to an extent that not only each move they made but each breath they took seemed to be synchronous. The girls were an epitome of sheer elegance. The boys displayed power and strength and also used props like a broomstick in some acts. The beautifully co-ordinated dresses and shirts the dancers wore that matched the lighting for each sequence did not go unnoticed.
The Celtic music and dance is characterized by foot tapping numbers, music played at incredible speed and dance moves to match the same. While the group performances were outstanding the solo numbers, played by both musicians and dancers were the highlight of the night. The Bodran player mesmerized the audience with his speed with the drums, in one act his beats were matched by the lead male dancer's tapping feet. The lead male dancer also entertained the crowd with a 5 minute solo performance in which it was hard to find a moment where his feet stopped tapping. He left every member of the audience at the edge of their seat.
The musical and dance performance alternated evenly throughout the evening giving each musician a chance to showcase their instrument and talent while they took the forefront of the stage. Not only was their performance engaging, they also had a great sense of humour spreading a few laughs along the way.
After over 10 successful years the Legends are now touring Australia and their tour dates are available on their website.
While there are numerous reasons not to miss a world class show like the Celtic Legends, in our true word if their performance had to be described it would most likely be Legendary.