1:00 PM Doors
Ceili is the Irish word for a music, dancing, hand-clapping good time! The Annual Festival Ceili is fun for the whole family with Irish Step Dancing and some of Vermont’s finest traditional musicians. Hear fiddles and flutes, Irish pipes and pennywhistles, and the bodhran, an Irish frame drum. Bake sale, tables with displays and information on Irish language (with Chris & Carolyn Branagan), culture, festivals, etc. Beth Anne McFadden and students of the McFadden Academy of Irish Dance will perform and also lead audience participation Ceili dances. The Grand Prize Drawing for the 2016 “Luck of the Irish” Raffle will occur at the end of the Ceili. See http://BurlingtonIrishHeritage.org for information on how to get your tickets! Free event but donations are always appreciated.