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15 March 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Contois Auditorium at City Hall
‘Ceili’ is the Irish word for a music, dancing, hand-clapping good time! The annual Festival Ceili, co-sponsored with Young Tradition Vermont, is fun for the whole family with Irish step dancing and some fine traditional musicians. Hear fiddles and flutes, Irish pipes and pennywhistles; and the bodhrán, an Irish frame drum. Hosted by Young Tradition Vermont with others, featuring the finale of the YTV Fiddleheads residency with Yasi Zeichner, and the Instrument Petting Zoo installation
Area musicians are welcome to bring their instruments and join in for a lively seisun. Bake sale; display tables with information on Irish language, culture and other events. Members of the McFadden Academy of Irish Dance will perform and also lead audience participation in Ceili dances. Grand Prize drawing for ‘Luck of the Irish’ raffle (and other prize drawings) at the end of the Ceili.