Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in grand style at the Colebrook Country Club beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, as the region’s largest Celtic ensemble gathers in town to celebrate the music of the Emerald Isle.
That’s the night that Islay Mist Ceilidh comes to Colebrook bringing in a host of Irish tunes-and then some-with a successive blast of jigs, reels, airs and some familiar tunes to sing along with.
Islay Mist Ceilidh is a group of musicians from all over northern New Hampshire 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, at the Lancaster Fair, and for the past three years has been among the headliners at the annual First Night-North New Year’s Eve celebration in St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Islay Mist Ceilidh includes fiddlers, guitarists, twin bodhrans, flutes, penny whistle, and cello. The group recently recorded its first CD, which will be available for purchase at the show.
Come in and join the fun and don’t forget to wear your green-and join in the singing to some old Irish favorites, including “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Danny Boy” and “Irish Lullaby.” Whether you’re of Irish heritage or just Irish for the day, you will have a great time-and that’s no blarney.
Tickets for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Colebrook Country Club on Rte. 26 in Colebrook are available at Fiddleheads on 110 Main St. in Colebrook or at the door on the night of the show. General admission prices are: adults, $15, students, $12, children under 12, $5. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, visit www.gnwca.org or call 603-237-9302 or 603-246-8998.