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Celebrate the Celtic way

Miners Foundry will be the place to be Friday night in what is becoming a popular way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Hosted by the Celtic Wonder Band, the evening includes dinner, drink and some great entertainment.

Just imagine yourself seated in the Great Hall, dining on organically grown food and imbibing your beverage of choice while being entertained by poets, storytellers, singers, musicians, dancers and actors (30 of them, all told).

“And if you yourself possess the muse,” says Mischief of Ceremonies Maggie McKaig, “you’re welcome to take to the stage and present your own artistic offering during the ceilidh (an Irish party). Be forewarned, however, anyone who is too longwinded may get the hook.” A session follows the ceilidh, in which anyone can join in with the performers to sing, dance and play.



Margo Meredith of the Buffalo Gals is chef for the night, preparing corned beef and cabbage, spinach pie and dessert. A full bar (have no fear, say the organizers, “there shall be Guiness”) and door prizes add to the fun.

WHAT: Party at the Halla Na Cloch Pub*




WHEN: Friday, 6 p.m.

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring St., Nevada City

ADMISSION: $15 tickets available at Yabobo in Nevada City and in Grass Valley at BriarPatch and The Book Seller. Supper available for $15 per adults and $8 for children 12 and under.

INFORMATION: 272-4695; online at maggiemckaig@maggiemckaig.com.

*pronunciation of Halla Na Cloch: “It kind of sounds like “clock” but with guttural “k” sound,” says McKaig. “It all means the Stone Hall in Irish.”


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