The Caprock Celtic Christmas, a treasured annual event in the South Plains holiday calendar, is the largest fund-raiser for the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship. This year’s theme is “A Steampunk Christmas in Bassanda!”
Special guests this year include Alabama Rick Cunningham, trumpeter Andrew Stetson and the Bassandan Brass, bagpiper Roger Landes, songwriter Curtis Peoples, and the great new Bal-Folk band RattleSkull! The Tech Irish Set-Dancers and the Caprock Ceili Band provide Irish social dances, Caprock Morris and the Brothers Grimm dance the wild capers of the Border Morris, step-dancer Sarah Wykowski gives elegant slip-jigs and reels, and the Elegant Savages Orchestra presents traditional Breton, French, English, and Irish songs and tunes, as well as seasonal favorites from the “lost world of Bassanda.”
A returning special feature this year: the sonorous voices and evocative language of poets & readers William Gelber, Angela Mariani, and Clint Barrick, with selections from Celtic and Bassandan holiday texts.
Tickets, which raise funds for the Vernacular Music Center Scholarship at Texas Tech, are available in advance at the School of Music and at www.music.ttu.edu (general admission $10.50; seniors $4.50) as well as at the door. Students (with valid ID) admitted FREE.
SPECIAL 10% PRICE DISCOUNT for block-purchases of 8 tickets or more!