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Photojournalism: Celtic Angels Christmas in Evans

Louise Barry is the a daughter of a singer and dancer. She’s the founder of Celtic Angels. Photo by Charmain Z. Brackett

The Celtic Angels Christmas brought a bit of Ireland to the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center for two shows Dec. 20.

Backed by the Trinity Ensemble and joined by the Celtic Knights dancers, the five women led by Louise Barry sang Christmas melodies such as Sleigh Ride, Little Drummer Boy and their own rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas.

The Celtic Angels sang Christmas favorites Dec. 20 in Evans. Photo by Charmain Z. Brackett

Other musical numbers included Winter Wonderland, Come Home to Ireland for Christmas, Christmas in Killarney and Within a Mile of Dublin/The Heathery Breeze.

Augusta Amusements presented the concert. Other concerts in the series include a tribute to Neil Diamond on Jan. 27, which is close to being sold out, according to Mike Deas.

The Celtic Knights performed during Dec. 20’s two shows at the Hardin. Photo by Charmain Z. Brackett

The Evans Opry is a twist to this season’s line-up. It features only artists who’ve performed at the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets are available for the Feb. 3 event with The Malpass Brothers and Teea Goans.

Deas announced that he rarely ads a show to the schedule mid-season, but when an opportunity comes that’s too good to pass up, he books the acts. Leonid and Friends, a Chicago tribute band, will be at the Hardin on May 8, 2023.

For tickets, call (706) 726-0366.

The Celtic Angels waltz with the Celtic Knights. Photo by Charmain Z. Brackett

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News. Reach her at