“It’s a Christmas gift from Ireland!” said Annette Wood, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Branson Tourism Center. “We’re really excited about two special limited engagement shows, Daniel O’Donnell and Titanic Dance, both from Ireland, that will add a little bit of Irish spirit, song, and dance to the broad repertoire of live entertainment that Branson visitors will enjoy during Ozark Mountain Christmas,” she added.
After taking a year off from touring, the incomparable Daniel O’Donnell will be performing a limited engagement of 2:00 PM shows, running from October 31 through November 19, in the Welk Theatre at the beautiful Welk Resort. Long a favorite of Branson area residents and visitors alike, O’Donnell presents a blend of traditional Irish ballads, country favorites, and traditional gospel with his engaging and charismatic style that invests the audience in their own entertainment experience. An already great entertainment experience is further enhanced with the guest appearance of the noted Irish folk and country singer, Mary Duff.
O’Donnell is well known in the United States for starring in several Public Broadcasting Network Specials, as well as charting 18 albums in the Top 20 of Billboard’s World Music Album Chart. He has sold millions of records and been “a household name across Ireland and Great Britain for decades” and, in 2016, became the first artist to have a new album in the UK charts, each year, for 28 consecutive years.
“Fresh from Belfast, Ireland and its recent appearance at the China International Folk Arts Festival in Qinghai last month, where it was seen by a live audience of over one billion people, Titanic Dance, the new Irish music and dance spectacular, will be performing a very limited engagement in Branson, November 9 through November 20. In the tradition of “Lord of the Dance,” a cast of 30 world class Irish dancers and musicians give a breath-taking romantic performance that is led and choreographed by principal dancer and creative director, Raymond Sweeney who performed with Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance,” for over fifteen years.
Titanic Dance is an electrifying “emotional journey of hope, aspiration, love, heartbreak and sadness set around, and aboard, the world’s most famous ship, from its beginning in the Belfast shipyard to its tragic end in the Atlantic Ocean. It is an electrifying show that has played to capacity audiences throughout Ireland and around the world and the first Irish Dance troupe to have the honor of dancing in the House of Commons in over 1,000 years.
For more information on Daniel O’Donnell, Titanic Dance and other amazing Branson shows, attractions, or lodging, please contact the Branson Tourism Center through its website, www.BransonTourismCenter.Com, or one of its Branson based Travel Planners at 1-800-875-1550, where “one call takes care of it all.” They will be delighted to answer any questions you might have about Branson, its shows, hotels, or attractions and assist you with reservations to help ensure that you obtain the best available seating at shows and the accommodations you desire. There is no charge for this service and they are available daily, except Christmas Day, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 PM.