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Celtic Throne

The Royal Journey of Irish Dance
Tickets: $10 - $25
Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 2:00 PM
Sunday, July 05, 2020, at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 07, 2020, at 7:30 PM

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A brand-new Irish dance production from Herbert W. Armstrong College and Armstrong Dance.

From Golden Globe-nominated composer Brian Byrne (Heartbeat of Home) comes a majestic new musical score for a brand-new Irish dance production from Herbert W. Armstrong College and Armstrong Dance.

Celtic Throne explores the ancient origins of Irish step dance and celebrates the millennia-long journey of a music-and-dance-loving people as they migrate from the ancient Near East to Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States. Infused with innovative choreography, dazzling costumes and spectacular lighting and projection, Celtic Throne is Armstrong’s most electrifying, edge-of-the-seat production to date.

“Celtic Throne combines Byrne’s powerful, cinematic musical score with hard- and soft-shoe Irish dancing, all set against epic imagery of Ireland, the Scottish Highlands, scenes from the British Empire, and traditional America. This show is a stonking celebration of the British Isles and the United States. It is guaranteed to leave audiences thrilled and inspired,” said codirector Brad Macdonald. “Bring the entire family for an unforgettable experience!”

Brian Byrne

Golden-Globe nominee Brian Byrne is a multi-award winning film and television composer, songwriter and producer. Byrne composed music for Heartbeat of Home and has collaborated with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including Katy Perry, Bono, Barbara Streisand, Josh Groban, Sinead O’Connor, Kelly Clarkson and Sarah McLachlan, to name a few. Byrne is married to a native Oklahoman and splits his residence between Oklahoma, Los Angeles and Ireland. 

About Armstrong Dance

The Armstrong Dance troupe is comprised of over 30 Irish dancers from around the world, including Britain, Australia, Canada and the United States, ranging in age from 22 to just four years old. The troupe is comprised of students from the Carey Academy in England and the Maguire Academy in America, some of whom have competed with great success in top Irish dance competitions, including Worlds, All Irelands, Great Britain and North American Nationals.


The June 28 performance is capped at 45% capacity. July 5 and 7 performances are at 100% capacity. Armstrong Auditorium prides itself on providing a safe, clean environment to enjoy the best entertainment in the area. We are meticulous in our care and cleaning of facilities. We anticipate an active season ahead and are pleased that restrictions have lifted enough for us to offer you this uplifting event. But we want you to be personally comfortable as we ease into this changing environment we all will have to adjust to.

Ticket holders must self-assess their comfort with attendance and self-govern their actions to protect their own health.

Attendance at this Armstrong Auditorium performance means that you assume all risks and responsibilities for potential exposure to and/or infection of the novel coronavirus or any other potential health threat.

All tickets will be available for a full refund if requested 24 hours prior to the performance date.