The annual Gaels of Music Variety Concert Fundraiser will return to the Emma Kelly Theatre in downtown Statesboro on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Statesboro’s favorite Irishman, Harry O’Donoghue, will return to host the show. O’Donoghue has always contended, “All of the Gaels of Music performers believe in the rising generation. Nothing would please the great Eddie Ivie more than to know GSU students are getting to study in Ireland, the place he loved best.”
The headliner for the concert this year will be Gabriel Donohue who will be joined by Danny Rae Cole, Frank Emerson, Johnnie Kennedy and others. The beautiful Irish Dancers of Savannah will also do their high stepping to the delight of the audience. But the fun doesn’t wait until the show on the stage.
Plan to arrive early for the reception at 6 p.m. to meet the performers and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverages from Kevin Barry’s Irish Pub in Savannah. Then follow the bagpipes to the theatre. There is also a raffle for prizes that range from a weekend in Savannah to Harry O’Donoghue’s left-handed Takamine electronic acoustic guitar.
For those living closer to Savannah, there is a special coach, which will bring fans from Savannah to enjoy the concert. They will leave the Coastal Georgia Center promptly at 5:30 p.m. and the fare of $20 includes a ticket to the concert. To reserve a seat on the coach, fans should call Terri at (912) 236-1177.
The show is 7:30 p.m. on October 13, with the reception at 6 p.m. Cost of tickets is $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, Military and youth under 15. For GSU students with an ID, the cost is $10. To learn more, visit the Web site at http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/irish or call the Emma Kelly Theatre to reserve a ticket at (912) 212-ARTS.