Cahal Dunne Christmas COVID CANCELLED

Cahal DunnePiano and Vocals

Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts regrets that due to Governor Wolf’s Pennsylvania November 23rd restrictions regarding attendance at indoor events in view of the spike of COVID cases, the Sunday, December 20th Wonderful World of Christmas concert with Cahal Dunne has been cancelled.  Cahal is a long-time friend of ARCA – and we will seek to bring him back next Christmas, with the hopes and prayers that it will be once again safe for our artists and patrons to join us in celebrating the holidays with music.

Thank you for your understanding.

Our fondest wishes for your health and continuing safety during this challenging time.


Bring the entire family to celebrate the season with this heartwarming Christmas show by Singer, Songwriter, Comedian and Pianist CAHAL DUNNE on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 2:00 PM in Lincoln Hall.

“Ireland’s Piano Man – The Man of Many Jackets”, Cahal possesses that certain magical quality known in show business as “it.” “It” transcends talent. “It” comes from deep within a great entertainer and washes over an audience, captivating them. An ARCA favorite in early seasons, Cahal returns with his acclaimed Wonderful World of Christmas to charm and entertain from the Lincoln Hall Steinway.

ARCA is reopening after the COVID-19 shutdown in compliance with the Pennsylvania Green Guidelines. Please refrain from attending if you are ill.  Patrons will be asked to sign a waiver upon entrance. Temperatures will be taken before entry. Masks are required for entrance and to be worn inside. Hand sanitizer will be available.

Seating is socially distanced to 50% occupancy – a total of 55 tickets.  Because seating is limited, reservations are recommended:  724-659-3153. Reservations for reserved seats in hall quadrants will be taken by phone. If socially distanced reservations have filled the 50% quota, tickets will not be available at the door. 

Families and groups will be seated together. Walk-ins are welcome only if socially distanced seating remains – cash or check at the door.  Tickets may be purchased online here. Tickets are Adults $20, Students $5.  Call to Reserve at 724-659-3153 and pay by cash or check at the door.

This native of County Cork has a following of loyal admirers and friends that is unique in the rich history of Pittsburgh entertainment, and continues to make new friends with each appearance.

Mr. Dunne is the nephew of the former Prime Minister of Ireland, Jack Lynch. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University College of Cork.

In that same year he won first prize in the Castlebar Song Contest with his own song, “Shalom.” He represented Ireland in the Yamaha World Song Contest in Tokyo with another of his own songs, “Lover, Not Just a Wife.”

Mr. Dunne credits his winning of Ireland’s National Song Contest as his biggest break. With his winning song, “Happy Man”, he earned the right to represent Ireland at the International Eurovision Music Contest in Israel. The song became number one in Europe and Ireland with record sales topping the 250,000 mark.

Cahal Dunne is a composer, pianist, comedian, story teller, and television personality. His style is rich and deep, reflecting the many strands in his distinguished career. Sit back and enjoy this entertainer extraordinaire.

Be inspired and filled with the love of the season as Cahal Dunne takes you on a journey into the Wonderful World of Christmas.

Tickets are Adults $20, Students $5.  Call to reserve at 724-659-3153 or buy online here.