Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Celtic Spring Thursday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The 2007 second place winner on “America’s Got Talent,” Celtic Spring is all about driving music, riveting dancing, youthful exuberance and bursts of energy. Celtic Spring is comprised of six siblings who play the fiddle and step dance, backed by their mother on the keyboard and their father on percussion. The band’s music hails from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. While firmly grounded in the traditions of their ancestors, Celtic Spring has a style all of its own.

The six Wood family siblings have spent their lives on stage, bringing their unforgettable performance to live and TV audiences in the millions. They each began learning the fiddle and Irish step dancing at age four. The siblings also are classically trained violinists, an influence that brings a certain beauty and clarity to their music.

To learn the traditional fiddle styles of Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton, the siblings have studied under some of the finest fiddlers today including Natalie MacMaster, Alasdair Fraser, Martin Hayes and Liz Carroll. They also are champion Irish dancers and have been influenced by French Canadian and Cape Breton step dancing styles. The tight choreography, powerful footwork, intricacy and precision of the dancing astound audiences.

A pre-show jam session will begin 45 minutes prior to curtain; audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with the artists. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 948-7469 or visit unityme.org. Next up at Unity College Centre will be the Dave Carroll Band Thursday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. ($10).

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.