The Irish diaspora and the Goss Opera House

When one thinks of Irish immigration to America, big cities like New York, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco come to mind.  But, in the mid 1800s, many Irish also decided to settle in smaller locales such as Watertown, SD.  Watertown was a watering stop for many Irish immigrants who were on their way to mine for gold in the Black Hills of the Dakotas.  The Nashville Celts were so humbled to be asked to perform at this incredibly beautiful venue in this historic Irish town.   The Goss Opera House was built in 1889, went dark during the depression of the 1930s, and was brought back to life in 2018.  The Nashville Celts debuted some new original songs and tunes and were joined by irish dancers chorographed by Cormac O'Se of Riverdance fame.  The audience in Watertown was amazing.  Felt like family.  We hope to return soon.