Irish Christmas spectacular

A Celtic Christmas comes to Geelong. (Supplied) 372285_01

Australian Irish dancing company Pace Live brings its all-singing, all-dancing Christmas-themed show A Celtic Christmas to Costa Hall this November 25.

Featuring Irish dancing legend and company dance director Sean Michael McHugh and 2022 Irish dance senior ladies world champion Ciara Loughran, the show received critical acclaim throughout Australia, New Zealand and the UK in 2022.

The feel-good extravaganza, which combines Irish charm with Christmas cheer, showcases the talent of 15 of the world’s leading Irish dancers and musicians, many of whom will be known to audiences from shows such as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.

Pace Live was founded by Australian Irish dancing duo and life partners Brent Pace and Ceili Moore, both of whom have toured the globe with the world’s leading Irish dance shows.

Director and producer Pace paid tribute to the show’s cast, saying he was thrilled to finally bring A Celtic Christmas to Victoria in 2023.

“In our Christmas show, we’ve curated a spectacular line-up, featuring unparalleled talents from across the globe,” he said.

“From world-class musicians to the most skilled Irish dancers, our stage is graced by the very best in the industry. But beyond the sheer technical brilliance, what sets this show apart is the heart-warming spirit of the Christmas season infused in every note played and every step danced.”

Moore, a former Irish dancing world champion herself, said the show embraced the spirit of the festive season.

“With brand new music that captures the essence of our heritage and talents that echo

through every note, we invite our audience to immerse themselves in a truly authentic Irish experience,” she said.

“It’s a celebration of our culture, our traditions, and the immense talent of our performers, making this show not just a performance but a heartfelt journey into the soul of Ireland.”