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Celtic song, dance to ring in amphitheater season

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LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Amphitheatre’s 26th season will kick off this month featuring a Celtic concert and Irish dancers.

The Louisville-based four-piece Celtic band, Guilderoy Byrne, will perform along with Kentucky’s Rose of Tralee Annie Wright and the McTeggart Irish Dancers for two performances, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. April 14. 

An optional meal is available at an additional cost to individuals who purchase tickets at least five days before the event. The performances are sponsored in part by Amenity Business and Insurance Solutions.

Ticket prices are $12 for all ages 7 and older and $6 for children ages 6 and under. For group sizes of 10 or more individuals, Lincoln Amphitheatre is offering a $6 per person rate, originally $10, to groups that purchase tickets.

Lincoln Amphitheatre is a 1,500-seat, covered amphitheatre located on the grounds Abraham Lincoln walked as a boy from age 7 to 21. It is home to the signature outdoor drama, “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” a two-act musical that educates and entertains audiences about Lincoln’s Indiana boyhood journey from pioneer to president through theater, song and spectacle.

Lincoln Amphitheatre’s 2013 season kicks off with two concerts and an education program in the spring with “Celtic Spring: Song and Dance,” followed by a gospel concert featuring the Woodsmen Quartet and the Childress Family and Tales and Scales presentation of “Mice!” 

The theatrical season includes “A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale,” “Godspell” in partnership with Evansville Civic Theatre, and The National Players presentation of “Macbeth.” The season will wrap up with the third annual Trail of Terror.

Individual and season tickets are on sale to the public. For information, visit www. LincolnAmphitheatre.org or call (800) 264-4ABE.