That’s the night that Islay Mist Ceilidh comes to town bringing in its music bag a host of Irish tunes–and then some–with a successive blast of jigs, reels, airs and something new this year, an audience sing-along.
The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts will be hosting this lively St. Patrick’s Day gathering as part of its Winter Warmer Concert Series, which raises funds for the local performing arts organization which has brought over 50 nationally and internationally known acts to Colebrook over the past three years, many of which appear under GNWCA-sponsorship at the Tillotson Center.
Islay Mist Ceilidh is a group of musicians from all over northern New Hampshire and the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont who first started out playing Celtic music for fun. That fun has grown to include numerous gigs at various venues and events; the band plays several times a year at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Highland Center Inn in Crawford Notch, the Lancaster Fair and elsewhere.
Come in out of the cold on March 17—don’t forget to wear your green—and sing along to some old Irish favorites, including “When Irish Eyes are Smiling,” “Danny Boy,” “Irish Lullaby” and “My Wild Irish Rose.” Whether you’re of Irish heritage or just Irish for the day, you’ll have a great time–and that’s no blarney.
Islay Mist Ceilidh includes several fiddlers, guitarists, twin bodhrans, flutes, penny whistle, cello and accordion. There are often 12 musicians at a gig and sometimes more—which always promises to be a fun and lively time, especially when celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. There may even be a surprise step dance or two.
Tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Colebrook Country Club on Rte. 26 in Colebrook are $15 and available in advance at Fiddleheads gift shop, 110 Main St., in Colebrook, and at the door on the night of the show.
For more information on this and other upcoming GNWCA events, call 237-9302 or 246-8998, or visit www.gnwca.org.