othing says Christmas like a good jig. Or a lively reel. Or a foot-stomping, eclectic mix of internationally inspired Celtic music. Rant Maggie Rant returns to the Hall for its Frost and Fire concert, an event that’s becoming a holiday tradition. “I think Celtic music lends itself very well to this season because of its connection to hearth and home, and kitchens and kitchen parties,” said Glen Dias, frontman for the Stratford-based trio.
Owing to its agrarian roots, Celtic culture is also closely linked to the seasons, the solstices and the equinoxes, he noted, and that’s a big part of the appeal of Celtic music at Christmas time.