Calais Celtic Concerts to Host Newfoundland's Legendary “Irish Descendants”


Calais Celtic Concerts will present the legendary Newfoundland band “The Irish Descendants” at the Calais High School, 34 Blue Devil Hill, Calais on Saturday March 25, at 6:00 p.m. US / 7:00 p.m. Canadian time.  A JUNO and East Coast Music Award winning Folk Music Group, they are the undisputed Kings of Irish Celtic music in Newfoundland!

Since their formation in 1990, The Irish Descendants have garnered a loyal fan base in their native Canada and captured the attention of an ever-growing international audience. The band's award winning recordings range from lilting ballads to toe-tapping reels, and their high-energy, humorous live performances have made them a popular attraction at home and abroad.

To date, the band has sold half a million albums. Having toured extensively throughout North America, including headlining Celtic Festivals in Milwaukee, Chicago, Boston and Cleveland, The Irish Descendants have performed at such prestigious venues as The Smithsonian in Washington D.C., and have played with many of the nation's best symphony orchestras. They appeared on stage at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto in the theatrical production of Needfire, as well as headlining The International Festival of the Sea in England. When Newfoundland celebrated its 500th Birthday, the band was selected to play at the festivities, entertaining European royalty and heads of state. 

Over the years the line-up of the band has been led by the guidance of front man and founding member, Con O'Brien. One of Newfoundland's most recognized entertainers, his rich baritone voice, once described as, “a voice that could wake the dead”, has been performing Irish Newfoundland Music for a quarter century.

The Irish Descendants hold the record for Calais Celtic Concerts biggest audience ever, set back six years ago, when we first started. The group donated their entire proceeds to us, to help us get established and continue forward. We are delighted to have them back!

The Calais High School is located behind the WCCC off Route 1 on 34 Blue Devil Hill. Tickets are $20.00 adult, $5.00 for 15 yrs and under. Pre-show tickets are available at Karen's Diner & Korner Pub, downtown Calais. Showtime will be at 6:00 PM US/ 7:00 PM Canadian time. The doors will open one hour before showtime. For more information/reservations call 207-214-2067, or see our FB at “Calais Celtic Concert Series.”