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Irish Christmas in the Park

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Date: December 9, 2013
Contact: Mary Pat Doorley, CVNP, 440-546-5995, 440-343-7355 (cell),

Brecksville, Ohio – The voice of Clannad and first lady of Celtic music, Moya Brennan comes to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, on Friday, December 13, for an Irish Christmas concert held at Happy Days Lodge. Doors open at 7 p.m. and concert begin at 8 p.m. The Cuyahoga Valley Heritage Series is presented by the National Park Service and the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, celebrating the cultural legacy of the Cuyahoga Valley. This series is made possible thanks to the generous support of 89.7 FM (WKSU), Cable 9 Television, Courtyard by Marriott of Akron/ Stow, the Lloyd L. and Louise K. Smith Foundation, and Time Warner Cable.

Admission for this special event is $22 adults, $17 Conservancy members, and $7.50 children ages 3 -12. General seating. Advance sales available by calling 330-657-2909, option 4, or purchasing online at www.conservancyforcvnp.org. Click on Events for listings and registration links.

Moya Brennan brings the unique atmosphere of her music to a seasonal performance of celebration and reflection. She draws on a rich selection of traditional Irish and European Christmas songs and carols, as well as her enticing repertoire of solo and Clannad songs. She is joined by talented band members in a show that will carry the spirit and message of the season.

Happy Days Lodge is located at 500 West Streetsboro Road (SR 303), 1 mile west of SR 8, Peninsula 44264.

Other Scheduled Heritage Series Concerts
Saturday, January 11 Mountain Heart – Bluegrass

Friday, January 31 John Gorka – New Folk

Friday, February 21 Solas – Irish-American

Friday, February 28 Mississippi Heat - Blues

CVNP encompasses 33,000 acres along the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. Managed by the National Park Service, CVNP combines cultural, historical, recreational, and natural activities in one setting. For more information visit www.nps.gov/cuva or call 330-657-2752.

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Did You Know?

Aerial view of the winding Cuyahoga River.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows north and south. The Cuyahoga River begins its 100 mile journey in Geauga County, flows south to Cuyahoga Falls where it turns sharply north and flows through CVNP. American Indians referred to the U-shaped river as Cuyahoga or "crooked river."