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SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin: A Small Town Christmas @ New York Mills Regional Cultural Center

  • New York Mills Regional Cultural Center 24 N Main Avenue New York Mills, MN 56567 US (map)
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The Cultural Center is thrilled to present SimpleGifts with Billy McLaughlin: “A Small Town Christmas”, an unplugged and shorter version of their full 2018 holiday tour, on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in New York Mills.

The event will be intimate – occurring in the smallest venue of the tour. The audience can expect an up-close experience featuring traditional carols and hymns performed with celtic whistle, violin, acoustic guitar and angelic three part harmony…..small town-style!

SimpleGifts makes musical magic by bringing a modern flair to traditional Christmas carols and hymns. Staying close to the heart of Christmas by avoiding commercial and pop holiday repertoire has become the trademark of this award winning six-piece ensemble.

In this intimate and “unplugged” version of their 2018 holiday show, SimpleGifts puts community celebration ahead of commercialization – pulling the audience into the sublime side of traditional repertoire in a truly meaningful Christmas event. Expect modern arrangements with an “Old-world” feel highlighting Billy’s signature acoustic-guitar, angelic three-part harmony vocals, bagpipes, Celtic whistles, violin, piano and tasty atmospheric percussion 

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7:00 p.m. All tickets are general admission so arrive early to claim your best seat! Complimentary snacks and a cash bar will be available.

Advance ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for students; at-the-door prices increase to $25 and $15 on the night of the performance, if seats remain. “Students” include Kindergarten though College (student ID required). “Littles” who fit on laps (preschool & below) attend for free 

Click to purchase advance tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/simplegifts-with-billy-mclaughlin-a-small-town-christmas-tickets-49158804307

Call the Cultural Center with any questions at 218-385-3339.

Please Note: The full version of this show will be performed at the Historic Holmes Theater in Detroit Lakes, MN on Friday, December 14, 2018. We are grateful for the artist & organizational partnerships that made this unplugged, intimate performance in New York Mills possible, and encourage you to experience both versions of this show if you’re able!