Enter to Win WNPR’s Free Ticket Giveaway to Garde Arts Center’s Celtic Crossroads

Release Date: 03/11/2009

HARTFORD, Conn. – In partnership with the Garde Arts Center, WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio (www.wnpr.org) is giving away free four-packs of tickets to the critically acclaimed concert Celtic Crossroads on Friday, March 27 at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street in New London, Connecticut.

A unique, genre-spanning Irish music experience, Celtic Crossroads is a dizzying display of talent, incorporating seven world-class musicians with over 20 instruments. Deftly fusing traditional Irish tunes with bluegrass, jazz and European gypsy music, Celtic Crossroads propels acoustic Irish music forward while cementing its place as essential influence in world music. Pipes, whistles and harps join thunderous, bass-driven rhythms and traditional Irish song to create a passionate, exciting and unforgettable musical experience. Since its inception in 2005, Celtic Crossroads has travelled from Ireland to the United States, and is now in its third year on the road.

Entry forms, ticket giveaway information and contest rules are available at www.wnpr.org. Visit the “Contests and Promotions” page to enter to win.

The Garde Arts Center, Inc. (GAC) is a non-profit cultural organization created in 1985 by a regional, volunteer network of leaders in business, arts, education and philanthropy. Today the Garde is becoming nationally recognized for its unique architecture and multi-faceted programming.

About WNPR
WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media, is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN). WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes CPTV, a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.wnpr.org and/or www.cptv.org.

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