We were there yesterday- 6:30 show. Yes! Much crowd interaction before the show. People throwing out ideas for wedding gifts. I’d say, quite possibly the best performance that we have seen since my years of seeing this show (since it started). Great energy, talent, technique, performers connection to the crowd.
Not performance related, but the sound engineer need to turn on and turn up the mix of the bodhran player. I could only hear her live playing very little and nothing thru the mix. It’s a shame because it looked like she was playing well and very engaging with the crowd. Her sound was lost and the music needs that drum’s rhythms.