Mt Mee will be dancing and feasting to Celtic entertainment on March 28th. With music by the highly successful group “Celtic Fusion”, professional callers to help the novice through the dancing, a wandering Lone Piper serenading courting couples at their tables, and of course the inevitable haggis – duly piped and toasted, this is going to be a full night – in every sense of that description.
And that’s not all – there are very special guest artists. As the band recovers during the supper break, a group of special guest artists selected from the ranks of Mt Mee School pupils will sing a couple of familiar Scottish/Irish tunes and the Tanya White School of Highland Dancing will give a brief demonstration of traditional Scottish dance.
Yes Dad, the bar will certainly be trading. There will be a generous supper too, with the legendary Mt Mee sandwiches and hot finger foods. And a taste of the haggis will be there too – for those bold enough to try it.
The band providing Mt Mee with the evening’s entertainment is the five- piece ”Celtic Fusion”. Celtic Fusion appears regularly at the Irish Club in Brisbane’s Elizabeth Street and works pub and party gigs all around town.
“Celtic Fusion” is a versatile multi- instrument Irish/Scottish band, that grew into a popular performing and recording outfit from informal gatherings of a few musically inclined people for a social ‘blow’. They now perform their traditionally flavoured Irish and Scottish vocal and instrumental music using a variety of instruments – guitar, tin whistle, flute, Irish and 5 string banjos, fiddle, mandolin, bodhran (the traditional hand held drum), bass guitar, the uillan pipes (a form of Irish bagpipe with no mouthpiece) and, as a gesture towards conventionality, a tenor sax! The variations possible with this instrumentation result in remarkably vibrant and colourful effects, and they bring a wide range of traditional Celtic arrangements to striking life.
The doors of the Mt Mee Public Hall and the Hall bar will open at 6.30 pm and the band will play from 7pm until late, with the aforementioned break for supper. Entry is $25.00 inclusive, (except for the bar) with concessions for school students.
Most importantly, guests are encouraged to come in their kilts. And anyone owning pipes should bring them for a grand ‘sit-in’ at the end of the night. Local cattle owners have been warned to shift their stock!
Preliminary booking is essential and space is limited – so get up a table now and contact Kay (5498 2104) or Denton (3425 3049).
This is another non- profit community function organized by the Mt Mee Public Hall Inc
L-R Jimmy Hill, Ted Burton, Tom Kinnet, Terri Matthews, Sarah Harris
- Date February 23, 2015
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