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We’re all Irish on St. Paddy’s Day

Come to the Halla Na Clock Pub tonight for a good old-fashion Celtic party.

Translated from the Gaelic as “hall of stone,” it is well named because the pub is being held at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, a place made mostly of stone.

Close to 30 performers will add to the merriment with music, theater and the spoken word. Then around 9 p.m., it’s the audience’s turn to perform in the “ceilidh” (pronounced kay-lee, accent on the first syllable), Gaelic for a party in which everyone is encouraged to participate.

The Mischiefs of Ceremony are Shawn Prescott Haussler, Maggie McKaig and Luke Wilson, all of The Celtic Wonder Band. They promise a rollicking evening with good food – a traditional Irish corned beef dinner or spinach pie – and drink – a full bar hosted by the Miners Foundry.

“This is big fun,” says Haussler, “A larger version of our other events, it’s meant to be an all-inclusive community-building party.”

Performers include Liana Campis, Margot Duxler, Sands Hall, Doug Haussler, Tarney Haussler, Sage Po, Annie O’Dea Hestbeck, Eileen Jorgensen, Tony and Karen Loro, Murray Campbell, Jonathan and Margo Meredith, Sally Ashcraft, Karen Leigh Sharp, Greg Sharp, Kathyrn Smith, Lisa Strozzi Stine, Barry Angell, Rudy Darling, Pete and Phyllis Grant, Tom Taylor, Tynowyn, Loraine Webb, Bryn Wilson, Erinn Clancy, and possibly more.

Up to 200 are expected to attend, and door prizes include concert tickets and CDs.


WHAT: Party at the Halla Na Clock Pub

WHEN: Tonight – doors open at 6; festivities begin as early as 6:20 p.m.

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

ADMISSION: $15; $8 children 12 and under. Tickets available at Yabobo, Nevada City; in Grass Valley at BriarPatch and The Book Seller. Dinner $10 extra.

INFORMATION: 272-4695; http://www.celticwonderband.com

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