IN-NYC and BZH New York invite you to join them to celebrate this cultural festival, the Celtic New Year, with a lively evening of Celtic entertainment featuring exciting live music from numerous celtic nations. Many forms of Celtic music and dance, both traditional and modern will create a ceilidh, fest noz like atmosphere to properly ring in the Celtic New Year.
Celtic New Year traditionally celebrated by many celtic people, Samhain (Irish), Kala-Goañv (Breton), Calan Gaeaf (Welsh), Samhuinn (Scottish Gaelic), Sauin (Manx Gaelic), Calan Gwaf (Cornish) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the 'darker half' of the year. It marks halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice.
The Mickey Finns, named one of the BEST Celtic Rock bands in the world by PaddyRock Radio will take the party through the midnight hour and the crowds up on the dance floor. Emerald Fire Dance, Bessie Award nominated Darrah Carr Dance, and students from the Niall O’Leary School of Irish dancing will take to the floor to introduce Irish step dance in all its varied and wonderful styles from the very traditional to the more contemporary take on what is a most captivating dance form. Everyone is then invited to come join them all on the floor for a round or two of Siege of Ennis and many more fun dances.
Sylvain Payot (Brittany), Terra Nosa (Galicia), flying in especially from Brittany, France the Thomas Moisson Trio will bring us to Brittany France from some lively Breton music and dance and yet another take on celtic culture. As the wee hours approach, traditional Irish music from Martin O'Connell, Marie-Louise Bowe, Eamon O'Leary and Steve Holloway, will keep the session going and bring it all together in a collaborative, energy-fuelled music and dance jam.
Where: Connolly's Times Square 3rd floor (121 W 45th street) from 7:00pm to 2am.
Halloween costumes are encouraged...there will be prizes for the best!!
Don't miss this unique cultural event... a great chance to check out so many interesting musical acts that are sure to keep the crowd clapping and the feet tapping!
Irish-Network NYC (IN-NYC) is the preeminent community of young professionals; comprised of Irish, Irish-Americans and Friends of Ireland. This dynamic and vibrant organization enhances the communities in the greater New York area by facilitating Irish and Irish-American cultural, social, charitable and networking events that allow people from diverse professions to bond through their shared Irish heritage, create opportunities for cross-profession collaboration, provide mentoring to those starting or switching careers, and all the while, deepen the ties between modern Ireland and the US.
From law to medicine, banking to education, accounting to construction, IN-NYC’s more than 1,500 followers span a wide spectrum of professions and for only a current annual membership of $50, enjoy the social and networking benefits of the more than two dozen events IN-NYC hosts per year. Join today and not only get connected with your fellow Irish and Irish-American professions in New York, but become part of the national Irish Network framework that currently consists of over a dozen chapters throughout the US.
BZH New York is a not-for-profit organization composed of Bretons and friends of Brittany dedicated to promoting the region of Brittany, France.