Celtic Music Superstars Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy to Perform at Viterbo March 13

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Feb. 28, 2024

Contact Dillon McArdle at 608-796-3730 or dtmcardle@viterbo.edu


LA CROSSE, Wis. – Internationally renowned musicians Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 in the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre.

Superstars in the Celtic music world, spouses MacMaster and Leahy have built a multi-decade career on electrifying and must-see live performances. They sell out performing arts venues across North America and have combined album sales over one million. Their enthusiastic folk music-loving fan base, which includes Shania Twain and the members of The Chieftains, “stretches from Sydney, Nova Scotia to Sydney, Australia.”

Hearing both MacMaster and Leahy speak reverentially about the fiddle, which has propelled their dazzling careers since childhood, is almost as electrifying as hearing them play it. Leahy is known as one of the best fiddlers in the world. He has been playing and performing for most of his life, and his skills as an instrumentalist are unmatched. MacMaster is a step-dancer and fiddle player who began at the age of nine. She has been nominated for several Grammy Awards and has received a long list of other accolades. The couple married in 2002, and today tour the world together and often perform with their seven music-loving children.

Canvas is the duo’s most recent album. Wrote reviewer Elise Cady of americanhighways.org, “Rich with powerful strings and potent spaces, this album is a unique project deserving of its place in your collection. Chances are that the very first thought that pops into your head when playing the first song on the album will be, simply, ‘Wow!’”

This performance is part of Viterbo University’s Bright Star Season. Tickets are $55 for main floor and lower balcony, and $45 for upper balcony seating, plus taxes and fees. For more information or to order tickets, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit www.viterbo.edu/tickets.