Celtic Nights – The Spirit of Freedom
This new Production of Celtic Nights – “Spirit of Freedom” will introduce a multitalented cast, featuring singers, dancers, musicians and actors – celebrating 100 Years of Irish Independence.
These Artists are multi -talented singers, dancers, musicians and actors. They will be bringing to Stages across the USA and Canada this epic story of a small nation seeking out Liberty and Independence.
July 4th American Independence Day, when Thomas Jefferson wrote the American creed. “to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — to which rightful freedoms all human beings are said to be equally entitled”.
Similarly the Irish Proclamation of 1916 reads:
The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities of all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally.
The Easter Rising of 1916 as it is called, or sometimes referred to as The Poets Rebellion, revived the dream of freedom for the Irish People. Soon their day would come where they would have their Liberty.
It was all started by the brave men and women who died in the Easter Uprising of 1916. They hoped that someday their countrymen would realise their blood sacrifice, and also take up arms against what they saw as an illegal occupation of their home. In fact, most of them knew long before the Rising began that it had little chance of success. They went ahead anyway because they believed that the people of Ireland needed some hope. Some gesture to inspire them to achieve their desire for Independence.
In that respect, the Easter Rising of 1916 was a glorious triumph.
Last night tonight in the Olympia theatre in Dublin. The audiences so far have just been incredible. Let’s go out with a bang tonight!
Cast of The Spirit of Freedom 2016 performing in the Olympia, Dublin 1st May- 6th May 2016
USA and Canada