Our March ceili is always a special event, buzzing with the excitement of the
St Patrick's weekend. This year, in addition to the now traditional halftime
appearance of the fabulous Montreal Pipes & Drums,
we welcome the presence of famous Irish musicians Jackie Daly & Matt Cranitch,
who will be with us to join the band, mingle informally with you all, and no doubt
sign CDs if you ask nicely. Come early - the place will be packed!
Siamsa ceilis are evenings of traditional Irish social dance. Great fun for all - novices
and experienced dancers, young and old alike. And if you don’t feel like stepping it out, enjoy a glass from
the bar, listen to the music and watch the fun on the floor!
A short instructional session is provided at the start of each Ceili
to help welcome new dancers.
In winter weather, please bring shoes to help us keep the dance floor dry and safe.
Music by the Siamsa Montréal Ceili Band
with caller Bill White to guide you through a varied program of traditional dances,
from easy “come-all-ye” circle dances to more challenging “sets” (quadrilles),
with international favourites such as the Gay Gordons and of course a couple of waltzes.
Bill is often assisted by callers Elspeth McMurray or Yaëlle Azoulay.
Half-time performances by local artists and groups are a frequent and popular feature of the ceilis.
We rely on a strong team of volunteers to help keep the ceilis running smoothly. If you would
like to lend a hand, please contact email@example.com.
Raffle and sponsors, and patrons
At the 10pm break we have a raffle in support of our music school.
In addition to the traditional bottle of Irish whiskey,
prizes have been graciously donated by the following sponsors.