Posted 18 Aug 2016
Eamonn McCrystal and Chloe Agnew will be live in the Arkansas Educational Television Network studios for the broadcast of 'The Music of Northern Ireland With Eamonn McCrystal' Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.
McCrystal, a renowned adult contemporary vocalist, TV personality and radio host, was born in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, and recorded his first album at 13. He has collaborated with major artists/producers including Walter Afanasieff, Kristin Chenoweth and Randy Travis. Now, the Emmy Award winning Irish tenor joins forces with Celtic woman favorite Agnew for an exclusive North American tour celebrating Irish culture, great music and Christmas.
The tour will be making a stop at the Walton Arts Center, 495 West Dickson Street, Fayetteville, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the performance are available exclusively through the AETN Foundation for a donation of $50 per ticket. 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 may preview the concert in 'The Music of Northern Ireland.' Shot before a live audience at the historic Grand Opera House in Belfast, the special stars McCrystal and features performances by singer-songwriter Brian Kennedy, Broadway star Rachel Tucker, and singers-songwriters Keith and Kristyn Getty, all of whom hail from Northern Ireland. The concert celebrates a wide array of music and artists originating from the country, including Van Morrison ('Moondance,' 'Brown Eyed Girl') and Jimmy Kennedy ('Red Sails in the Sunset,' 'South of the Border'), along with haunting, traditional pieces like 'Carrickfergus,' 'Danny Boy' and more. An orchestra led by musical director Nigel Wright, producer for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon Cowell, accompanies the performance.
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).