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AETN Foundation offers tickets to 'Celtic Woman'

Posted 07 Mar 2017

The Arkansas Educational Television Network has a limited number of tickets available to 'Celtic Woman' Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock.

This all-female Irish musical ensemble has been named Billboard World Album Artist of the Year six times. Their music is a joyful fusion of all things Celtic, from bagpipes to Irish dances, that resembles a universal celebration of life.

Tickets from the AETN Foundation are available for a donation of $125 per ticket. Additionally, 20 tickets available for a $250 donation each include admission to the AETN Foundation's meet and greet with the group. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Additional information and ticket reservation forms are available at aetnfoundation.org/boxoffice or by calling 1-800-662-2386.

These tickets are a fundraiser for the AETN Foundation, and all proceeds will support programming on AETN, Arkansas's PBS affiliate and only statewide public service media network.

Viewers interested in previewing the tour may tune in to AETN for 'Celtic Woman: Destiny' Sunday, March 12, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m.

This concert special was filmed in Dublin's 200-year-old Round Room at the Mansion House, where the first meeting of an Irish Parliament was held, and where the treaty creating Ireland as a free state was signed. Within this round room, the group performs to an audience against a 60-foot wide video screen displaying specially filmed scenes that encapsulate all the natural wonders for which Ireland is renowned.

'Celtic Woman: Destiny' contains new material along with fresh arrangements of some of their most spellbinding songs from throughout their 10-year career. Máiréad Nesbitt, Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin and the newest addition to the troupe, Éabha McMahon, are joined on stage for several songs by original Celtic Woman, Meav, who has worked closely with the group on the new recordings. The program also features a guest performance by Rebecca Winckworth singing 'Isle of Innisfree' and Celtic Woman performing a duet with renowned German Celtic music star Oonagh.

The AETN Foundation exists to raise the funds necessary to support AETN's mission of enhancing lives through trusted public television programs and educational services.

The Foundation provides Arkansans opportunities to connect with the only statewide public media outlet by becoming a financial donor, corporate or foundation partner, volunteer, or by other means of giving. The AETN Foundation builds relationships between AETN, donors and viewers and is committed to being a transparent and accountable steward of private financial support.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at aetn.org. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro) and KETZ (El Dorado).