To Celebrate the 2018 St. Patrick's Season

An Evening with Harry O'Donoghue

Presented by —
The Center for Irish Research and Teaching,
Georgia Southern University,
in Cooperation with the Averitt Center for the Arts

7:30 pm, Thursday, March 15, 2018

Emma Kelly Theater

Courthouse Square, Downtown Statesboro, Georgia


Folksinger • Instrumentalist • Storyteller • Humorist

Coastal Georgia's Favorite Irishman


Appearing at the Emma Kelly Theater: Statesboro's Historic Gem

Regular Ticket: $20.00
Box-Seat Ticket: $22.00 

For Reservations, Call the Theater Office on (912) 212-2787
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Street Address: Emma Kelly Theater, 33 East Main Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Click Here for Directions to the Venue and Information about Free Parking in Downtown Statesboro


About Harry

Irish-born and Savannah-based, Harry O'Donoghue enjoys the status of a musical and entertainment legend in Coastal Georgia. A professional performer for over 35 years, he has long supported Georgia Southern University, especially its Center for Irish Research and Teaching.

Loyal fans and new audience-members alike enjoy Harry's easygoing stage presence as he blends an expressive voice with masterful playing on acoustic guitar and bodhrán (the Irish hand-drum). His repertoire embraces Irish folk ballads, but also a variety of other genres.

One reviewer commented that Harry's "gentle" delivery of lyrics "paints compelling word-pictures" of the Irish experience — at home and abroad. A Harry O'Donoghue concert features traditional and original songs, as well as the artist's signature wry wit and adept storytelling.

With well over a dozen albums to his credit, Harry is comfortable across multiple venues, from the grand symphony hall to the intimate club or pub. Small wonder then that he has become a top-drawer presence on Norwegian Cruise Line sailings! He brings the best of Irish music and anecdote to capacity crowds, whether in Alaska, the Caribbean, or Central America. But Harry has a particularly warm affection for Statesboro's historic gem: the Emma Kelly Theater. 

Over the years, such leading lights of the Irish music scene as Mary Black have sought out Harry as a co-performer. And his professional peers further respect him for fostering new Irish musical talent on his weekly Green Island Radio Show, a production of  Georgia Public Broadcasting that reaches several million people.

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Principal Sponsor


An Evening with Harry O'Donoghue is made possible by the Fred and Donna Sanders Fund for Irish Lectures and Events: Account #0777 at the Georgia Southern University Foundation.

Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the fund through our secure online portal — thank you.


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