Christmas Time in Ireland returns to Rockford

Published: Dec. 15, 2019 at 9:04 PM CST
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Christmas Time in Ireland returned to the stateline Sunday in what felt like a cross between holiday spirits. The Irish Marching Society presented the show for a crowd of 40 people at the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center in Rockford.

A mix of Christmas music favorites and Celtic Irish songs were shared with the audience. The show is a demonstration of the Nobel Call.

"The Nobel Call is that when you come home as sons and daughters to Christmas time, when you're coming in and telling your tales of what they did all year in far flung lands then at the end of the day, in the we hours of the morning they all have to sing a song or play an instrument," says Irish Marching Society President Danny McDade.

Sunday closed out the Celtic concert series. Society members say it's important to keep the Irish Culture alive in Rockford to bring diversity to the city.